Today we made a short trip to a friends house for some fun and came home in time for lunch with Kyle. I finally managed my first cough free ride today since that awful cold we caught, which is encouraging because I hate riding along gasping for air.
I'm still keeping up my food diary, and whilst I haven't made any changes yet it is giving me more insight into when and what I eat. I feel so confused about food, I think I probably know more about nutrition than some specialists, what I lack however, is the direction needed to incorporate positive changes that are sustainable within my lifestyle. I have started to drink more water and less coffee, I drink tea fairly regularly but I'm unconvinced that it's bad for ones health, in fact the benefits to me personally, outweigh any adverse ones. I have also started to wean myself from late night snacking, which is really a lot harder than one might think.
We have added an evening walk to our routine and it really is a lovely habit that I have missed. The great thing about toddlers is once you get them in a routine they very rarely let you forget it, so Jack's pre-dinner routine is now collecting all the things he wants to take with him for the post-dinner walk, he then places all these items in the stroller, pushes the stroller to the front door and sits in it, impatiently waiting for dinner to be over. I love the fact that Jack always inadvertently inspires and motivates me to do better, I wouldn't be on this journey without him, it really is a wonderful thing that he brings about these changes in our lives and he does so without even knowing he has. I imagine he will continue to do this throughout his entire life.
|Ready to ride today- we left yesterday's load on so we could use the tents again.|