04 September 2011

a new beginning

well i was looking through this blog the other day (to find "before" pictures of my teeth to show my husband, and i realised how it has devolved into complaining rather than any kind of progress. hmm. it has been a very difficult summer, because with three hours of commuting every day i really haven't had time to exercise or cook properly, especially with the added hurdle of finding most foods i like difficult to chew. and work has been idiotically stressful.

but now, everything is changing. work is still stressful (moreso, actually) but with the kiddo off to "big kid school" i won't be driving all over the city anymore - he'll be on a schoolbus! and instead of me dressing him while he's still asleep and both of us eating breakfast in the car, we'll be able to eat a proper breakfast at home. and the end of summer means the start of porridge. yum.

also, i'll be packing lunches for the kiddo, so that's making me think more about the kind of nutritious portable things we both can eat, although i probably be relying on the old "soup plus two kinds of fruit" formula since i have the chewing issue. but at least soup weather is here!

today i have much cleaning and organizing to do, and i hope to get a few make-ahead dinners into the freezer. but getting home from work earlier also means i'll have more time to cook a proper meal in the evening. yay!

and, i just picked up a bicycle - a better-size frame for me to ride than my old one. the short ride home wore me out a bit (i'm still panting, 10 minutes and a glass of water later), but it's pretty steamy out right now, so i'm hoping that with better weather and more regular riding i'll be back in form soon. and maybe i can get back to trying running again, too! but for now, baby steps. if i can just get back to eating healthy breakfasts & riding the bicycle to work, that will be two huge steps in the right direction.

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