in The Humble Bungalow
in the laundry room is
where I spend a lot of my time.
hanging clothes to air dry
heavy duty things go into the dryer
folding and ironing
all jobs that I do almost every day.
I run UP and DOWN the stairs many times in a day.
The bathroom downstairs is compact
it has a shower, toilet and sink.
It is very handy when we work outside in the garden and need to come inside
even more convenient
when we have house guests.
Did I mention that I run up and down the stairs many times a day?
It feels like I get a lot of exercise actioning the domestic chores but not enough to keep the pesky pounds at bay.
My new fitness regime with kettle bells is also done downstairs
in the laundry room as there is ample room to move about.
The space is bright and the cats like to sit and watch me go through my paces!
I am wearing casual clothes.
NYDJ boyfriend style jeans
Town Shoes quilted black leather flats
a simple short Joe Fresh charcoal grey T shirt
Upstairs and downstairs we have shelves for our fluffy white towels.
I am partial to white towels.
Storage in The Humble Bungalow is
it is minimal as our arts and crafts era home has very little space.
Our closet is tiny and so naturally my wardrobe is small.
That is actually a positive rather than a negative.
I do not like having too much stuff.
I like to see all my clothing choices which makes getting dressed so much easier.
BTW while we are on the topic of clothes...
you responses to the last post were interesting and informative.
I appreciate the time and energy that you put into your comments.
the kitchen is the hub of our Humble Bungalow.
Besides doing the laundry I cook a lot.
I love to create healthy meals and enjoy experimenting with new recipes.
2 farm fresh eggs beaten with 2 tablespoons of milk
Melt a knob of butter in a flat crepe or omelette pan
when bubbles form pour in the eggs.
herbs or arugula as I have used here.
When the edges are setting up
run a spatula around the edges and gently coax one end
fold gently over
rolling as you go
until you have a picture perfect omelette.
One of the "UPS" in this post is that I ate a sensible lunch.
Omelette served with a salad
a low Weight Watcher point count lunch.
A tasty pear sliced thinly and savoured with a cup of tea.
"Guilt free" eating and yet it is filling.
(protein is key to keep me feeling satisfied)
On the DOWNside...
Walking has been hit and miss with the recent inclement weather but we are expecting a warming trend so I will be lacing up my sneakers and pounding the pavement with renewed energy and enthusiasm.
Have you started with a 2017 health and wellness journey ?
Are you writing in your journal?
Are you feeling more energetic and enthusiastic?
Words can be so important when motivating and engaging in change.
The Nike slogan "Just Do It" comes to mind.
There was a small cello bag of chocolate bark coated in candy cane sprinkles
a gift from Christmas
hiding in the drawer that I "discovered" last Sunday while watching Victoria
on PBS Masterpiece Theatre.
I am weak, I am human.
I ate it.
The UPside of this is that there is no chocolate left in The Humble Bungalow!
So it is your turn...
have you been disciplined with your fitness and food regime?
Have you been tempted by treats ?
were you clever and cleaned out your pantry of those naughty things
restocked it with only healthy foods?
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~