Spring has sprung!

How much better is it when the sun shines, the weather gets warmer and the nights get lighter.

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March is one of my favourite months as it holds so much promise for the year to come. I am not a fan of January and February – its usually cold, wet and just a bit miserable, so when March comes around I feel like a weight has been lifted and I can breathe again.

As it gets better weather and my mood lifts it, I start to make plans. What can I do to make the most of this year? What do I want to achieve and how can I make this year more beautiful than the last?

So what are your year plans?

If you have read my other blog posts you know I am dieting. I have lost over a stone now with quite a bit more to go. There are no timescales…i.e. i want to lose weight by my birthday in June. I have done that before and the pressure sends me loopy and I end up putting weight on instead of losing it. Instead I am plodding on taking it day by day. Some days I do amazing and others…well less so, but on the whole I am reducing my calorie intake and the weight is coming off. This will be a year long challenge…maybe a couple of years challenge but that’s ok – I am a tortoise not a hare and will win the race – eventually 🙂

I am also growing lots of fruit and vegetables this year – I plan to eat all of my lovely produce and find new and exciting ways to cook and preserve what I grow. I hate cooking but know that this will have to change if I am ever going to maintain my weight loss.

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As I mentioned above I am getting my growing on this year, my garden is a focus this year. It is definitely a passion of mine but I usually spend a lot of time looking at other peoples gardens and just faffing about with mine. I have started a channel on YouTube Helen’s Gardening Life. Its all about back yard gardening. Combining growing things like flowers with veggies and making use of the space I have which isn’t a lot. Please subscribe if you like gardening… this year you will see my journey from a half finished garden to one filled with lots of vegetables, fruits and flowers.

Maintaining my mental health will also be a focus. I will continue meditating and mindfulness. I love it. Taking half an hour out of my day to refocus and centre myself has had so many benefits recently. I have been having a bit of a down period…it is usual for me at this time of the year. As I said I hate January and February, the lack of light and miserable days really effect me. I have struggled to be mindful – I struggle to do anything to be honest but when I have managed I have felt calmer, happier and able to put things into perspective.

I am looking forward to the next few months. I feel excited and raring to go! Let’s do this!!!

Much Love. Helen. x

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