Diary: Exercise, Pancakes & Valentines Day

Red Lipstick Rosie Diary: Exercise, Pancakes & Valentines DayMy mum made me exercise this week for the first time since I left college (back in June, oops). Let me start by saying that I despise exercise. It’s boring, it usually hurts, and I get all red-faced. It’s not a pretty sight! It was a 20 minute workout on Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred (get it here) at Level 1, so I suppose it wasn’t so bad. And I’m pleased to say I found it a little easier than expected, so perhaps I’ve retained what little fitness I gained from 3 years of exercise-filled training. That doesn’t mean we didn’t experience a serious case of jelly-legs afterwards though. I moaned and moped about having to do it, but I suppose a little exercise never hurt anyone. I just wish I enjoyed it and felt motivated to do it. But as my mum insists I do it, I suppose I had better complete the 30-day program.

It was also Pancake Day! I don’t know why I get so excited about Pancake Day when I could literally have them everyday, they’re not exactly hard to make. But somehow they seem like a treat, usually topped with lemon and sugar. However, this year I made savoury pancakes. And you know what? They were amazing. Like seriously amazing. And I know I must sound terribly pleased with myself, but really its my mums recipe. So I can thank her for it! Who would have thought bacon, cream, and veggies would make such a pleasing pancake filler? It’s definitely going to become a staple meal for my boyfriend and I, he loved it. Who are we kidding though, the real star of the show is always the sweet pancakes. Naturally for me this meant nutella, strawberries, and copious amounts of whipped cream. So satisfying, and so unhealthy (boo). Ah well, it’s only once a year, right?

I started drinking green tea this week. And…yuck. I don’t know what I really expected to be honest. I love normal tea, but as I drink it with copious amounts of milk and sugar, it’s not exactly good for me. I’m not even sure if regular (is it called black tea? I don’t know) has any health benefits, whereas green tea is considered one of the healthiest drinks out there (apparently). I love the smell of green-tea scented things, but in reality, green tea is not like that at all. First of all it kind of tastes like nothing, and then there’s a faint bitter taste, and then, the after-taste. Ughhh that after-taste. I don’t even know what it is or how to describe it, but its not pleasant. I also tried a mint flavoured one which really isn’t so bad (if you put a spoonful of sugar in it… I know, I’m hanging my head in shame). I’ll stick with it and see if there’s any improvement to my well-being.

And finally, Valentines Day! It was mine and my boyfriends fourth one together. We don’t do too much to celebrate it, as our anniversary is two weeks later, and we’d rather celebrate that. But I had a sweet and thoughtful card, and stunning red roses (my favourite!), and he actually cooked! And it was so so good. He doesn’t cook often (maybe 15-ish times since we’ve been together?!), but this was genuinely a wonderful meal, so now he has to cook at least once a week (unlucky Ross!), seeing as he’s secretly really good at it. I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day, whether you had someone to celebrate with or not!

I hope you had a lovely week
Rosie x


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