Something I always dreamed about was changing my lifestyle. The last few years has seen me live quite a sedentry life where I got to know my couch far too well. I would often choose not to go out, mainly because I was embarrassed but also because I was lazy and would prefer just to eat.
Well that has changed now and we are including the great outdoors, movement and healthy eating into everyday life.
Sunday saw our family take a trip to one of the world's most famous zoos.
It is situated on the gorgeous Sydney Harbour with views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. These animals live at some of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Australia!
Let me tell you, exercise was not forgotten on this day. We covered a lot of kilometers walking around the zoo, lots of hills, often carrying a backpack or a child weighing 10kg. I even walked around with her on my shoulders just to get a bit more of a workout!
If I wasn't carrying something, I was chasing someone around who keeps me on my toes! We were at the zoo for about 6hours which I thought was a massive effort with an 18mth old!
We had a fantastic day.
I managed to stay healthy with my eating by being prepared and packed a picnic lunch for our family as well as some snacks I had made for us. Some fresh sandwiches of breast chicken and tomato on wholemeal bread and lots of fruit and plenty of water. Normally at places like this I would have bought hot chips and the like but not this time! :-)
I am looking forward to blogging more over the next few days. I have so much that I want to tell you all about but have not had the time with work being so busy.