tightening the reins

Remember my New Years Resolution? Well it’s now March and I’m finding general life & eating fairly easy with the paleo way, however, I have noticed a few too many paleo treats creeping in and portion sizes creeping up, so I’m reading and listening to podcasts to realign myself. I have also let my regular intense exercise regime slip; mostly due to my ankle injury flaring up a bit but also because I’ve just been a little slack.

Time to tighten the reins!!!


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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

7 thoughts on “tightening the reins

    1. Thanks hun! I actually do find eating gherkins (pickles) a great snack too. I’ve been meaning to try out the recipe for sauerkraut from Sarah Wilson’s blog….must get to that!

  1. I’m a big believer in paleo, the thing I find tough is the social aspect of food. If I just ate by myself all the time I think it’d be ok but for example I was invited to my brothers place for dinner the other night and we had lasagne and homemade bread. Nom Nom Nom but not exactly paleo! I am trying to aim to eat paleo 80% of the time for now at least.

    1. I think 80% is totally do-able. Sometimes I just need to lock myself away from society for a while to get back on the straight and narrow. I am such an all or nothing girl, that it takes extreme focus on my part to try and be, what I like to refer, a ‘French Lady’…you know, they’re all gorgeous and slim and seem only to drink wine & eat cheese & croissants all day….it could only be by drinking 2 sips and eating 2 mouse-sized bites! that is my mantra!!!

  2. Super great information. At first I was very hesitant about this Paleo diet as it’s so very close to a motified Atkins diet which only works if you stay laser focused. But my brother and his with have been doing this Paleo for over a year now and he looks amazing. Sadly my PD inhibits me from heavy lifting or fast cardio but diet changes and *being in constant motion lol is a great. Love this post Mel!!

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