I don't know about anyone else, but I become the epitome of failure when it comes to being healthy and active. Yes I enjoy a nice summer salad, and an apple a day is certainly proving to repel any need for doctoral assistance, but plop a Double Decker in front of me at any time of day and I'll snatch it from your gaze quicker than you can say calorific.
Exercise is also a problem. Well, actually, I am the problem - all arms and legs, with no hand-eye co-ordination, and the stamina of a sloth. Yeah, picture that at the gym.
So when the latest Aussie challenge offered us the chance to achieve either a lighter self or a lighter style, I turned the tables and decided it was about time to de-stress, health-up and exercise away. A few weeks into the challenge, and having seen the likes of Laura and Hayley donning their fun wigs, I'm beginning to pine after a lighter style. But I'm sticking to my guns and have been trying to become lighter - in all senses of the word.
I've been attempting new recipes, getting plenty of fresh air, and most importantly, have tried my utmost to keep organised and on top of everything - for me its the only way I can feel de-stressed and deserving of that late night
Easter egg smoothie.
Admittedly, the exercise and healthy eating took a bit of a back-seat whilst essays were being frantically written and finished, but I've jumped back on the bandwagon now full of determination [and sushi] and have had a massive shopping trip today with plenty of fresh ingredients. If I can gain just one thing from this lusciously light adventure it will be to get nicer skin for the summer, and that my friends follows a path full of apples, couscous and leafy greens :)
Here's my pictorial attempt at capturing my journey towards being lusciously light, have a gander while I go and eat some home-made tapas with le housemates. Sure, it'll no doubt be followed by cake-a-plenty, but I reckon balance is the key...right?!
and just because a little bit of what you fancy does you good...