Momentous Momentum

It feels like everyone I know is trying to do something this January; dry January, dairy-free January, or just getting to the gym more January. It’s all happening!

The fact that I am cashing in on this momentum is a bit of an understatement! We are but 4 days into 2018 and already this ‘Year of Me’ is really starting to take off.

First up: Get to the gym!

Since moving back home, my family and I have joined the local David Lloyd. It’s absolutely fab as it means all 4 of us can go for a swim and spend some rare quality time together! However it does also have a crèche which we are yet to make full use of! To try and get me used to the idea of exercise again (eek!!) my Mum and I thought we’d go for something a little more fun, so 8pm on Tuesday saw us attend our first ever Clubbercise class!

WOWWWWWW! Genuinely it was one of the most fun things I have ever done in a gym! I wouldn’t call myself exercise-shy (I did a half marathon once after all!) but when it comes to working out in the gym, I tend to just get a bit bored and give up after half an hour!

Clubbercise on the other hand was an hour of pure unadulterated fun. Steph, the instructor, arrived and blacked out the studio windows, turned out the lights, turned on the disco ball and turned up the music. For the hour that followed I essentially jumped around like Phoebe Buffay out on a run! I am the least co-ordinated person I know and yet, with the lights turned out, I became a backing dancer to Little Mix and Beyoncé! Yes I may not get that 6 pack from this class, but I felt great at the end of it and I can’t wait to go to the next one!

“I essentially jumped around like Phoebe Buffay….but I felt great”


I have also decided to get back into the classroom a little sooner than expected, but this time I’ll be on the other side! Yep, that’s right, I’m going back to school! I have always loved taking photos but to be honest, I’m not the best photographer! Since having the kids I probably take at least 25 photos a day! So I have enrolled in a photography course with the hope of taking less, but better photos! It starts next week so watch this space to see how it goes!

I have done one other thing, perhaps the craziest thing I may have ever thought of doing, and for that reason it deserves a post all of its’ own!



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Monkey & Pal

A languages teacher who became a mum for the first time in April 2015, and for the second time in September 2017. Danni lives with her wonderful husband, two beautiful girls and a rather cool cat. She loves reading, watching films and spending time with my family and friends. After blogging as Totally Mum, Totally Me for a year, Danni is really excited to launch Monkey & Pal

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