My Passions and Quirks.
So you may have read my ‘About’ page on my website or even read a few of my blogs. But how well do you really know me? Well, if you’re sitting comfortably, I’ll begin.
A few things in my life are non-negotiable. One of them is exercise and one is my love of food!
Washing my hair? Nope, I’m at the gym!
I like to practice what I preach. I attend a kickboxing class, spin class and Bodypump class every week. Exercise is hugely important to me and each class appeals to me for different reasons. I need a class environment to motivate me and need to be shouted at to push me. I do admire those who go to the gym or elsewhere and have a routine that they stick to. I’ve made some amazing friends too. All the classes make me sweat (a lot!), release feel-good endorphins, and make me physically stronger. This is all before you consider the major mental health benefits. I sleep better and my mood is better. I can’t imagine my life without exercise and actually get annoyed if something interrupts my ‘gym’ routine!
Food, glorious food!
I LOVE food! This may seem odd, especially after the above paragraph, but it’s true! Ask any of my friends and they will tell you I have a large appetite! I did have a very fast metabolism when I was much younger and so could eat anything without gaining weight. In fact, I was underweight for a large portion of my late teens and early 20s. It has slowed down now I’m older but I never deny myself any foods. It’s all about balance and moderation. I plan my meals for the week and eat healthiIy 80% of the time. This way when I do go out to eat or treat myself, I don’t feel guilty. I enjoy cooking immensely and trying out new recipes. Jamie Oliver, Fay Ripley and Joe Wicks’ books are my favourites. I wasn’t always a good cook. I struggled for many years but finally found a Jamie Oliver cookbook which made sense to me and actually produced great tasting food.
- I can eat raw potato and actually enjoy it!
- I can recite most Pixar Disney movies by heart (and still do, much to the annoyance of those watching with me!)
- I am a bookworm and can read very fast.
- I’m slightly OCD about tidiness – everything has a place and I like everything to be in its place!
If you wanted to ask me more about my passions or quirks, feel free to email me. If you wanted to share some of yours, I’d also love to hear them.