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The Happy List #25

As I sit here, I am just glad to have a quiet day ahead! The silly season has been intense and it’s not even December yet! I really love being a social butterfly but I treasure the quiet days too. Is anyone else like this? I don’t think I could ever go full extrovert. Right now is the perfect time to write another happy list!

Here’s what’s made me happy in the last week…

Meeting a real life Alice in the flesh!

I don’t know if you remember but I have mentioned Alice a few times in this blog’s lifetime. We met on Twitter and recently celebrated our 4 year Facebook anniversary. How modern of us. We have some mutual friends and we’ve always got along like a house on fire. Especially in all matters Kardashian or Catfish. Yes. We are trash TV soulmates. Speaking of Catfish, we have always joked about the possibility that either of us could just be one and this weekend we had the opportunity to discover whether or not that was the case! Alice came to Perth for a holiday and we totes met. Yay! We had lunch with Mr Unprepared and the Little Mister, before catching up for drinks with a couple of other friends. It was lovely. I hope I didn’t make a total fool out of myself, Kez style! I can’t wait for the next catch up. Tassie next time, mate?

Alice told me it is her goal to make it onto my happy list every single week…she’s doing pretty well at the moment – I told her to dream big haha.

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Catching up on my C25K work outs.

I was really sad when I had to stop running for a bit. I had been feeling really disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to do the 5km Colour Run when it was in Perth, for medical reasons (it was too close to a minor procedure). I recovered quickly enough (it did take about a week to feel like myself again), but then I admit I felt discouraged and a bit unmotivated. Not very NoExcusesVember of me, was it? I finally started to get some time to myself and some more motivation (a couple of my friends have been really great at inspiring me as they hit the gym and we share our exercise plans to stay accountable). I decided to re-start using my C25K app. It was a bit disappointing seeing the decline in my fitness, but it felt good to get back on the treadmill. I caught up this week and got past my last milestone on Friday! Gosh it felt awesome! Just gotta keep it up now. It’s getting intense but I’m noticing some little differences in my body again already. Yay! Which leads me to…

Feeling better in my clothes. 

The other night we had a family dinner to go to. I thought I’d throw on my trusty black peplum dress (the perfect go to outfit). I put it on and it was looser around my waist than it probably ever has been. I must be trimming up! So exciting. It’s really spurred me on to keep working on my running. It is obviously doing me some good. It’s made me feel more encouraged to continue. It’s nice getting out of a slump. I hope this is something that can get me through the holiday period. I would love to keep feeling good/comfortable at events when I’m all dressed up.

Also, I am loving when I have the time to fit a work out in before I go out somewhere. Peps this tired mum right up – gotta love those endorphins (and it makes me feel very virtuous before I pig out haha)!

Mr Unprepared bought himself some nice shoes.

I know this one sounds funny, but I really celebrate when Mr Unprepared goes shopping for himself for things that he can wear!! Even better if the things he buys are really great looking! He had to get some brown dress shoes to match some stuff he needs to wear over the next few weeks (one of those things being a groomsman’s suit at a wedding). He sent me some pictures of some grandpa style ones which scared the bejeezus out of me, but luckily after I sent him back some inspirational shoe pictures from Pinterest, he did a great job haha. Also, he scored them for 50% off! Gotta love technology. And sales. Especially sales.

Seriously. If you saw his shoe collection (if you can call it that), you’d know why I’m celebrating!!

Counting down the days until Mr Unprepared and I celebrate our wedding anniversary with a date night! 

It’s going to be 8 years of marriage. I don’t know what the traditional gift is for that many years, but we’ve decided to skip the material gifts and experience the gift of each other’s presence (spew – did I really just write that – what is wrong with me). Also, because neither of us has bought anything hahaha. We are just excited to have one whole night to ourselves. It’s going to be great. We haven’t got solid plans yet, but it’s fun to think about.

Other stuff that has made me happy:

  • The Little Mister’s laugh – always.
  • Bin day. I was so glad our really full wheelie bin got emptied. Look, sometimes it’s the simple things. An empty bin means a new week haha. Yes. I know. Poor environment 🙁
  • Knowing that soon it will be deemed acceptable to put my Christmas tree up and start an all out assault on the senses when it comes to Christmas related things. The Little Mister and I are going to have SO MUCH FUN.
  • Seeing the Little Mister’s potato plant growing up out of the soil (he planted a potato with Mr Unprepared one day a while ago to see what would happen). Having a kid makes you want to do things you never thought were fun or exciting before you had a kid. I was ACTUALLY excited. I don’t even know who I am anymore!

What is on your happy list this week? 

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  • Feeling better in your clothes is so worth celebrating! And the perfect motivation to keep going with your running.

    I buy all my husband’s clothes and for this reason, he has a decent wardrobe! I don’t trust he to shop alone. No.