I’m taking part in the ’21 Day Gratitude Challenge’ and I think you should do too!
According to HappierHuman.com, practising gratitude can help to improve your career, make you healthier, reduce materialism and even improve your energy levels.
And apparently, many blogs tell me anyway, that scientific research has shown that it takes 21 days to form a habit. So for 21 days, I am going to share (over on my Mummy Kate Facebook Page) 1 thing that I am truly grateful for that day.
I’ve been tagged by Becki over at The Mum From Brum in White Camellias #rockingmotherhood tag.
I can’t say I’m quite sure,
Sometimes you watch the iPad,
And eat raisins off the floor.
I let you stay up late,
And fall asleep on my tummy,
I don’t always wipe your nose,
The house is often messy,
The washing soon piles up,
We always seem to be running late,
And I sometimes forget your cup.
I don’t take you to swimming lessons,
Not every meal is homemade,
I even borrowed some formula once,
As yours had been mislaid…
Being a Mummy is hard,
I don’t always know what to do,
I constantly find myself on Google,
Sometimes late at night,
When you just don’t want to sleep,
I secretly wish I could run away,
But I just break down and weep.
I often feel quite lonely,
Like I’m the only one who can’t cope,
But when I see your cheeky smile,
You’re this perfect little baby,
How could I be so lucky?
I think, ‘I must have done something right’,
Every day you smile and laugh,
I couldn’t ask for more,
My little pea, my Jessie doll,
I’m most definitely not perfect,
But I know this much is true,
You’re happy and you’re healthy,
This week I was trying to cut out all the naughty snacks I usually consume on a daily basis. As the title suggests – I failed 🙈
I am, however, rather pleased with myself as I massively reduced the amount of biscuits and cakes I would normally eat 💪🏻 and I’m pretty sure that’s the reason my tummy is nice and flat, rather than bloated as usual, today! 😀
D A Y 1
By lunch I was desperate for a chocolate biscuit. Got home and tried this cute little pack of nuts and seeds, but they just were not hacking it 😕
D A Y 2
I am therefore placing all responsibility on Matt for my failing on day 2 😡
D A Y 3
I managed to stay strong though! Go Kate!! My bruscetta snack was pretty yummy 😋
D A Y 4
Definitely found it much easier today! I didn’t even consider a sweet treat after my tea 👏🏻 Have I broken my habit?!
D A Y 5
No, I have not broken my habit. Mint Matchmakers in the staff room have broken me…
D A Y 6
I was more than happy with my banana 👍🏻
D A Y 7
I have made it!
Well, I did have a spoon of Nutella in my porridge again today 🙊 Buuut it’s Sunday!
I really hope I can keep to my ‘reduced biscuit’ eating habits.
Did you know…?
*Sugar can eat away at your brain power, in particular your memory. Maybe I don’t still have baby brain, but I have sugar brain! 🙄
*You are less likely to get Alzheimer’s and dementia. My Nan is suffering with this at the moment 😔
*Increased sugar intake has links to depression and anxiety 😲 Maybe it might help with my anxiety over making more than 1 plan/arrangement/outing in the same Whatsapp chain…
*Too much sugar can make your skin dull and wrinkled 👵🏻
*Sugar can make you sluggish and tired; kicking the habit can give you more energy … perhaps I’ll be able to kick my other habit of an afternoon nap 😴
*Diets high in sugar can lower your immune system 🤒🤧😷
To read more about the benefits of reducing the amount of sugar you eat, check out this article from My Fitness Pal.
If you were trying to reduce your sugar intake too, please do let me know how you got on!
We’ve got a new Aldi over the road and I think I may be a little bit obsessed with it. It only opened on Thursday and I’ve already been 3 times 🙈
So obviously I had to do my weekly shop there this week; it came to just under £40.
M O N D A Y – Pesto chicken stuffed with mozzarella
I saw this recipe over on one of Emily Norris’ vlogs so I’m stealing it from there!
Cut potatoes into little squares and cook in the oven, when ready toss in with the salad.
T U E S D A Y – Salmon with cous cous
I love this ready cooked salmon from Aldi. I put it in the oven with the bread for 10 minutes to warm it through. Serve with the cous cous and a bit of salad!
Cheap and cheerful!
I’m using this sauce from Aldi which looks yummy and basically just cooking it with a load of veg! Serve with rice and natural yoghurt.
For breakfasts we have crumpets as a treat, porridge, blueberries and yoghurt.
I love the look of these little seed/nut packs. They were 49p each and I’ll take them to work with me!
Today I filmed what’s in my changing bag for when I go out with my 1 year old little girl, Jessie.
I love watching these types of videos myself as I’m so nosy!
Hope you enjoy,