Post Christmas Come Down

Good Evening lovelies.  hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I had a nice relaxing one with lots of alcohol, chocolate and presents.

I don’t know if any of you get this feeling but just after Christmas, I tend to feel a bit of a come down and don’t really know what to do with myself.

Today I found myself struggling to find something to do because I’m not used to having so much time to myself. I’m normally at the gym or at work or doing something somewhere and don’t often get time to relax and be in my own company at home. I have baths where I sit and relax but it tends to be short lived and I end up in the kitchen mad cooking stuff.

I get it from my mum; she is always busy and hates being sat still doing nothing. It allows you to be alone with your thoughts and for anxiety to bubble away. So I think that’s why I am the way I am. It’s in my genetic makeup you could say.

I thought I would put my spare time to good use and write some blog posts ready to publish for when I go back to work in the new year. That way you guys still get to read my stuff even when I’m sat slumming it away in my office job.

Ah I dream for the day that I can get paid for my writing. Let’s see where 2016 takes us shall we?

Have a wonderful New Year Lovelies and if you get the post Christmas slump,  what do you do to combat it? I would be interested to see tips from anyone else.

SIMW

x

Preparing for my Theory Test

Helloo lovelies!

Hope you’re all doing ok! Just a little touch base with you to update you on what’s going on in Tasha land. As Christmas is well on its way, I am in crazy busy mode at the minute and work doesn’t seem to be letting up either!

I haven’t been to the gym at all this week because my theory test has been playing on my mind.I’ve been going home every night and getting straight on the laptop to revise; I hope it’s going in as this could be the means to an end for me if I pass my test.

So many things could be improved in my life if I can just drive.

I could go to my mums for a cuppa after work, I could get to the gym quicker and spend longer there. I would have more time to prep my meals. I will be able to go places that Lee doesn’t want to go (even if it’s just to the local shop). I will be able to take my mum out to treat her and actually drive to Meadowhall (she won’t drive on the motorway bless her). I will be able to get to work in 20 minutes instead of it taking over an hour. I won’t have to share my car with smelly, snotty people and will no longer get the chewing gum bus seat!

All these things put together equal freedom. I know it’s only my theory test this week but that’s only a hop, skip and a jump to passing my test and being on the roads!

So I’ve been feeling it a lot lately and with Christmas looming, it’s easy to feel like I’ve taken on a lot. Thankfully, I’ve got everyone’s Christmas presents but I can’t fully enjoy the December build up until this theory test is over and done with. I need to pass!

These are some of the things I keep getting wrong:

They look easy and are but when you have a mini roundabout and roundabout as an option for what the image is, I think its easy where you can go wrong. I always get the blue one wrong too and think its a bit unfair to know motorway ones when you’re not allowed to go on the motorway until you have actually passed your test.

I’m just having a teenage rant at the unfairness of having to know certain things. Last night I did a mini quiz all about vehicle loading and most of the questions were about towing a caravan…I will NEVER be a caravanner so this shouldn’t apply to meee!

I want to know what you guys think of the theory test if you have done it or if you’re in the same place as me and are not sure what to make of it. The one thing I seem to be ok at is hazard perception so I guess that’s a plus!

Hopefully next week I will have some good news to share with you all because if I fail, I may consume a million calories and hide in a hole!

SIMW

xx

Life Update/ Youtube Channel!

Good Afternoon Lovelies!

How are you all keeping? Good I hope. Sorry I have been quiet on the weight loss front of late but that’s because not much has happened really.

My weight has definitely plateaued but I am currently around the 13 stone 11lb’s mark. If anything drastic changes, I will of course update you guys asap!

I have been super busy of late with my full time job and preparing for Christmas but if any of you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, I do keep these updated with my day-to-day goings on.

I have done nearly all my Christmas shopping which is a first for me as I am normally the one struggling to get everything at the very last minute. This year, I knew my wage payment dates and so had to plan ahead, so for once I am pretty organised!

I am still going to the gym about 3 times a week to keep my weight under control, which seems to be working. However, as you know, this time of year is rife with temptation and it has taken all my will power not to go and buy a box of mince pies. I am the only one who eats them in my house and I don’t like waste, so we all know how that would pan out!

I’m not losing any more but I’m hovering around one weight. I’ve found it hard to stay super motivated because as I’ve said before, I am pretty happy with my appearance at the minute, so I suppose shedding lb’s isn’t my main priority anymore. I am focusing more on toning up my loose skin and keeping fit and healthy than weight loss. The scales aren’t the main way to measure your progress, but measuring yourself is a good indicator!

I also have news! I have been busy writing of and thinking up new ideas for my Youtube channel…SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I have a Youtube channel! I have only put up my intro video so far but it is free to view if any of you would like to take a gander. Please be gentle as I toyed with this idea for such a long time as was unsure of how I would be received and what would come out of Pandora’s box once I opened it.

I aim to update this Youtube channel as often as possible but it’s hard at the moment with being super busy around the Christmas period.

I also have my driving theory test next Saturday so this has been on my mind a lot. Passing my driving test seems to be the last piece to click into my jigsaw so I feel like I’ve put huge importance on this. Next week I have made the decision to have a week off the gym so I can fully focus on revising (god haven’t said that word for a while!) for my theory test.

I hope I pass but if I don’t I guess it’s not the end of the world…fingers crossed!

Have a fab day lovelies and Happy 1st December!