Walking Back To Happiness and other #R2BC

By | February 19, 2015

I heard this song on Vintage TV (I like it for the 80’s music) the other day and liked the title, I sums me up this week.


It has been half term but I’ve kept up my 10k steps per day, mostly thanks to a little steps challenge set by the lovely Jo @ojosworld.

I told T about this challenge and his first reaction – he’s uber competitive – was “what do you win?” The answer is simply a sense of achievement, that I’m building on stamina and fitness, whilst having a bit of fun.

I haven’t been able to get out jogging this week, D is always especially clingy during school holidays so the walking has been a replacement. Back to it next week.

I do have some other R2BC:

1. A loss
A bonus of all this walking is that I’m down 2lb this week, the same as last week.

I’m very much of the opinion that people can moan and groan at those who might benefit from loosing a few lb, but until those individuals have the right mindset, there’s no point. You have to want to do it for you, not necessarily because someone else is badgering you.

The adage “eat less, move more” is working for me. I’m not snacking and finding that eating my dinner later saves me reaching for a packet or two of Wotsits later on. It all helps.

I think I’m 6lb or so down since I started using the Fitbit, which is brilliant.

2. Sleep
We’ve all caught up on our sleep this week, T and D were very much in need of half term. Not that we’ve been majorly sleeping in, nope, the routine doesn’t allow for that.

3. Paint
I reviewed some products from Farrow and Ball recently and they unexpectedly sent me some vouchers as a thank you. This has meant that we’ve chosen bedroom paints and hopefully they’ll get refreshed this year. No hurry, everything looks okay atm but it was nice for T and D to choose their preferred colours (very stereotypical) and a nice one for our bedroom too.

4. Positive
As with (1) above, it’s very much about mindset, I know my little “happy pills” are contributing but everything just feels so much more do-able and, when sometimes I feel like I’m “battling” to get things sorted for T and D, feeling stronger feels good.

Linking up with @ojosword for #R2BC and @kateonthinice for #muffintopmonday (even though it’s Thursday).

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Michelle Twin Mum on 19th February 2015 at 10:26 pm.

Big well doen with keeping up those steps and the weight loss, you are right you deifnitely have to be in the right frame of mind. Mich x


Jeannette on 24th February 2015 at 8:57 pm.

Thanks lovely, I’m lapsing a bit snack-wise this week already but keeping up the steps. It all helps x


LakesSingleMum on 21st February 2015 at 8:00 pm.

well done on the steps, my fitbug keeps upping my target (12k this week!!). Being out and active is good for the soul as well as the waistline


Jeannette on 24th February 2015 at 8:58 pm.

It sure is, great for clearing my head 🙂


cherylp59 on 22nd February 2015 at 7:04 pm.

That’s a great song to keep in mind – I’m on half term this week and next (yep, we get 2 weeks off !) so I’m planning loads of walking with the kids. If you fancy linking up, the Sunday weigh-in is still going ! – http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2015/02/sunday-weigh-in-first-full-week-on-dukan-2.html I’d hit a plateau so when I was asked to try the Dukan 2, I thought why not – I’ve actually been pleasantly surprised. I still think the walking will be a big boost too though – I must check out Jo’s challenge 🙂


Jeannette on 24th February 2015 at 8:59 pm.

The challenge is a lot of fun, what’s your Fitbit name? Well done on the Dukan 🙂 weighing and blogging tomorrow so I’ll link up 🙂


cherylp59 on 25th February 2015 at 9:29 am.

aww I’m not on Fitbit, I’ve got a Fitbug


xOjox on 24th February 2015 at 12:28 am.

I’m still struggling with the weight, but loving the challenges! They are really pushing me to get my steps in, it’s great to have you along for the fun xxx


Jeannette on 24th February 2015 at 9:00 pm.

Really enjoying seeing how we’re all doing, thank you for having me xx


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