#MyHeartyLife | 3

I woke up on Monday at the start of a brand new week, and decided it was time to fight the flab! I have gained quite a few L.Bs in the last couple of months (which I want to talk about more in a seperate post) and it’s now got to the point where I just feel blaaaahhh about my body! And so this week has been all about eating better, drinking loads of water, and doing a terrible job at sit ups!

Grateful for…

I have been so grateful this week to own a pair of decent wellies! I got my lovely Joules ones (after a recommendation from friends at playgroup) for my birthday, and I love them! They keep me warm and are so comfy.

They came in super useful this week with the couple days of snow we had, and more so on Wednesday when I decided to go for a spontaneous country walk after taking the kids to school. The sun was shining, there was a dusting of snow, and it was super muddy! I felt in that moment, both grateful to be living where we do now and to be in my wellies so I could trek off to my hearts content.

Within 2 minutes we are in fields and open spaces of great beauty and it was so refreshing. So grateful for my decent wellies to make the journey easier!

Succeeded at…

This week I successfully made and uploaded my first proper YouTube video (you can see it here). It isn’t the best quality, but I feel so pleased with what I created.

On another note, but by no means less significant, I got to the bottom of my laundry basket yesterday for the first time since Christmas (Hooray), so for the brief 1/2 day we have no laundry I shall high 5 myself and enjoy this great achievement!

Found Beauty in…

This definitely goes to the views I saw on my country walk on Wednesday! Every time I wander those fields and little lanes, and every time I explore the woods and take it all in, I have to take a deep breath and pinch myself that this is my new life now. Its such a contrast to city living. Whilst I loved living in Leeds with all its greatness, I love this stage of life for the easiness of life here and how we have so many lovely views right there on our doorstep to spontaneously discover!

I have started to dance a lot around the lounge with Alice during the day, and it makes me laugh so much! She tries to copy my “awesome” moves, and it is incredibly cute to see her efforts and bum wiggles!

#MyHeartyLife Rules

You can link up one post a week that fits into either or all of the “Prompts”, and I ask that you at least comment on mine and one or 2 others too. Kindness costs nothing and a comment on your blog feels amaze!

Please use the #MyHeartyLife on Social media whenever to share the goodness and cheerful moments in your life that day! It might also help when summing up the week into a blog post to link up!

The Hearty Life



  1. January 21, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I commented previously I love the idea behind this linkie and will definitely be linking up.

    It looks and sounds beautiful where you live now and there is something beautiful about being outside. I live in Birmingham but am discovering lots of new places to get the children out and about. I would love a pair of decent Wellies. I’m so rubbish at buying things for myself.

    Also well done on your YouTube upload. I’ve managed to watch half of it before getting distracted {kids home at the weekend and all}. I going to see if there are any outlet centres near me as I love a good bargain. I like your tip of having a plan. I’m trying to be more intentional so this is a great idea!

    Also getting to the bottom of the washing basket is a feat we are all trying for! Well done! Also love the idea of dancing with the little ones. I haven’t done it in a while, but I am going to give it a go.

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you write about next week.

    Cherie || My Mama Musings
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  2. January 21, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Sounds like another lovely week at your neck of the woods! Your wellies sound lovely! I need to get a pair for going out with Dexter in. He has these beautiful yellow Hatley ones and I want some that match. Good luck with your healthy eating kick, the first week is tough but it soon becomes routine 🙂


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