Day 12 – Day 18 of Tay’s 100 Happy Days

Not missing a day this weekend following too many wines has felt good! I managed to stay relatively sober but only after falling ill on Sunday and having a whole day in bed/on the toilet!

I’m not sure why Wednesday seems to be my blog update day, I think it’s because I hit a wall with my work on a Wednesday and I have a spare few moments to gather my thoughts and reflect on my last 7 days.

Alas, here is what I have done in my last week…..

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

  Trying to hit it hard, I decided to go to a new circuits class with my bestie on Wednesday night after having my hour of boxing during my lunch hour, was I mad? Probably. Was I high on adrenaline when I got home? Definitely. I don’t know about you, but I love the feeling after working out, it sure beats the guilt after munching half a bag of doritos and drinking a bottle of wine, I can tell you that! I hate what I look like after and during exercise so there was now way I was taking any form of selfie after either class so I opted for a snap in my festive Primark leggings instead.

Thursday 3rd December 2015

  I spent a few hours after work studying on this day and you know when you have a lull in your studying and suddenly you start for 15 or so minutes and you get the learning bug back? I totally got this! So feeling very chuffed with myself after the journey back, I decided to treat myself to some Applewood cheese and a glass of Merlot. Just the perfect treat to ease myself into the weekend.

Friday 4th December 2015

  A chilled affair for a Friday, following way too much drama and stress at work, all I had to offer was a pic of my London Triathlon entry, however, if you check out my main reason for starting this blog you will see that participating in The London Triathlon actually features on there, so a nice new blog post next summer and another to tick off! I do love a list in everyday life, so having a bucket list which isn’t so easy to tick things off of,makes it ever the more satisfying when you can! Infact, I need to do a Bucketlist update looking at that page!

Saturday 5th December 2015

  Thank the Lord for my stupid body clock not allowing me a lie-in! Look at this beautiful view I woke up to. I don’t think there is any need for me to elaborate on this one.

Sunday 6th December 2015

  Sick day. Period day. All I wanted was a cuddle and some crisps – wah! So when my gorgeous husband bought me home my favourite soft drink, I felt like this was my only happy for the day to share with you guys.

Monday 7th December 2015

  So every year Ben and I have a ‘Christmas Day’ pre-Christmas to pick our tree, go for a nice lunch and to decorate the house. This is the day we had scheduled to do this, so luckily I’d woken up in a slightly better mood which soon turned to pure excitement when we arrived at our garden centre of tradition choice. Here are a few snippets of the ‘finished look’ within our home.

Tuesday 8th December 2015

  In an effort to cheer my up after my first day back of the week after having a dreadful finish on Friday, I came home to my house illuminated with these beautiful icicle lights! I’ve always wanted outside decorations, we didn’t really have much money to purchase any in previous years so I’m so happy we’ve finally invested in some which we both love. I came in and the fire was roaring and our dinner was in the oven. Perfect.

So that was my last week! Weirdly, I actually don’t have many social plans between now and the end of the year so I can’t imagine how exciting my upcoming snaps will be, unfortunately for the fitness-phobics of you, a lot may be of runs and exercise. However, I’m sure a few snaps of wine, cheese and Christmas goodies will make an entrance ;-).

How have all of your weeks’ been? Are you enjoying your festivities?

Do any of you have any fitness goals you’re going for next year?

Tay xx




100 Happy Days – Part II


Day 5 – Wednesday 25th November 2015

  Another tough day in my van *beep beep* and I came home to a beautiful wedding invitation and a save the date, both for next year! I’ve always loved weddings, but now mine is over, I think I’ll enjoy them even more. I don’t think people realise the stress and man hours that go into organising a wedding and I think especially for women, we will notice all of the little cute touches and finer details at forthcoming weddings.

Day 6 – Thursday 26th November 2015

  I didn’t want to particularly do much on this day as I knew what I was about to face in the next few days, when I say I would face, I really mean my poor liver – sorry pal. When I received this chat from an old friend, it really made me chuckle. Myself and Alice are the sorts of friends who can go months without speaking but when we see one another again, it’s like no time has passed.

Day 7 – Friday 27th November 2015

  I technically cheated on this day, I posted this in the early hours of Saturday as the evening, and the wine, got a bit too much for me! Laughter, food and drinkies with two of my favourite ladies on the whole entire earth is just what I needed after my week! My plan was to get a snap of all three of us, but for starters we have one camera shy little lady and two, we were too busy gossiping and boozing!

Day 8 – Saturday 28th November 2015

  Again, another late post, this actually got put up on Sunday as I spent the night entertaining; to be honest I am actually proud I even remembered to take a picture in my state, it’s probably why it’s so poor! I had the in-law’s over for dinner and lots and lots of wine, 5 bottles to be exact! Safe to say I did not want to move much the next day…

Day 9 – Sunday 29th November 2015

  …so we decided to go and watch The Hunger Games. I’m surprised it has taken us both so long to watch it as we normally go to the opening viewing at midnight but as it worked out Ben was working a night shift and I didn’t fancy trekking into Ipswich alone at 12am! I came out thinking what a great film it was but I am sure they changed quite a few scenes to that in the book, however it was a good few years ago that I read the series so I can’t remember all too well; good in some aspects though as I didn’t know what was coming next, except the ending of course! I think even the non-readers could’ve predicted that!

Day 10 – Monday 30th November 2015

  Due to our very inactive day previously, Ben and I decided to drive to one of the forests near us, it’s about 15 minutes away in the car, and we hit the ground running – literally! I wanted to try out my new cross country spikes and venture on a trail run, something of which I’ve always wanted to do, but again, without company I wasn’t sure it’d be all that fun. Let me tell you this….IT WAS GREAT FUN! We came back muddy, soaked and both buzzing from the adrenaline. I cannot wait to go again! During the late afternoon, I cooked my third roast of all time for my in-law’s again (they were obviously so impressed with my cooking on Saturday then just wanted more ;-)) and I smashed out a great pork roast, if I don’t say so myself 🙂

Day 11 – Tuesday 1st Decemeber 2015

  The countdown to Christmas begins…and what better way to celebrate a countdown than with chocolate, lots of it in my case! I know you might be thinking, wow two is a little steep Tay don’t you think? I actually have 5 *covers face*. I can try and explain myself, but is there any need? A girl need chocolate!!!! Anyway, I hope you’re all as excited for the festive season as I am – I’ve got my Christmas CD’s in my van, decorations around the office, all that’s left is to decorate The Crescent! I’ve tried to be proactive this year too, so I actually only have a few gifts left to purchase this year, so I’m feeling smug!

I know this is only the start but I am really enjoying taking snaps of my favourite parts of the day. Not only will they be memories to look back on but it’s a way to keep me focused. Don’t get me wrong, I have already had the thought pop into my mind of, ‘can I not just use a photo from the other day?’ I had two absolutely shocking finishes last week, both of which meant I didn’t get home any time before 7:30pm, which I know is normal for most of you, but when I leave my house at 6:20am, the office at 4:30pm and my commute should only be an hour or so….you can probably sympathise with my stress levels! All I wanted was some chocolate, but I battled through and went out of my way to find two reasons to be happy on each of those days.

I guess that’s what this challenge is all about, finding a little bit of happiness even on the darkest of days. I’m slowly learning that my life isn’t as bad as my mind sometimes makes it feel.