“I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don’t know anything about”. – Joel Osteen
If you have no idea what the hell 40 new things in 40 days is all about you can catch up here., go read that then come back here. If you already know start scholling down beautiful!
This was a little bit harder than the first two emotionally, Alex had bought me the experience for Christmas and naturally, I assumed we would still be together when I did it, however not the case so I tried my damn hardest to push the thoughts from my mind and just enjoy the day. I absolutely love driving in fact it is was of my favourite things to do, it was an incredibly thoughtful Christmas present.
I adore driving, however, I don’t adore cars, I have no idea what cars are which, all I know is I drove a couple of Lamborghinis, I think the green one is the hurricane but do not quote me on that. Although I know my two dream cars are Ferrari 458 Italia, naturally in red and the Aston Martin DB2 which is freaking beautiful. Other than those two cars I have no idea what so ever. So back to the day, the experience was so amazing I loved driving them however it is so scary and turns out I drive like a total girl. It’s scary to drive them especially when there are other cars on the track, I think if I was to do it again I would pay for a private session, I had so much money that it would totally be worth it, now I can add a Lamborghini to my list of cars to own. While I was there I added on a 4×4 driving experience, which was even scarier I have a real problem with thinking I am going to tip cars over which I sometimes think about when I’m just driving my car. Think I have a problem. The first three days of this challenge have been utterly incredible and I am already making so many memories.
We all know that I have been to a gym before. But I have joined a new one and actually worked out in what seems like forever. Joining a new gym was a massive deal, I can get really anxious about going to bus places on my own especially if I don’t know anyone and not knowing how to use the machines. So this was a really big deal for me and I am hoping that working out will help my mental health, a healthy body helps towards a healthy mind. So last time I got into working out I became super obsessed and really struggled with body dysmorphic, which you can read all about in the fitness section of the blog. I became so obsessed that I lost so much weight and body fat that my period actually stopped for months. Luckily I know this about myself and know how obsessive I get about things so I know to be careful this time around and I know when to ask for help now, it helps that I don’t have as much time to work out now so that’s pretty lucky because I was in the gym up to three times a day last time so I can keep that in check this time. So here is to a new start and a much more healthy outlook on working out this time.
We already know that cake is my life what we didn’t know was exactly how much I could eat and how much I could order. Well, we know now! I can’t tell you enough how much my beautiful friend Aimee has listened to me go on and on the last few weeks, in fact, she has been an absolute angel and extremely practice. She definitely deserves a medal for keeping me held together and keeping my arse in check. I don’t think I have ever heard her say a single negative word, she even uses the word duck instead of fuck. The woman is a saint!
She is also very supportive of my cake habit so when I suggested meeting after work and ordering the entire dessert menu she was totally on board. Told you she was the best, friends encourage friends to eat the whole dessert menu, I am hoping she will be there for me when I develop diabetes. Thank god I joined the gym yesterday I am going to need it! Turns out I couldn’t eat the whole dessert menu in one sitting, however, I took the leftovers home and ate cake every single evening for the next few nights. The waiter walking to our table holding the first arms full of cake then apologising because there must have been a mistake and us in sync saying no mistake made my absolute day! Don’t ever think about walking away with my cake! So day five was the first time I ordered just cake for dinner, usually, it’s my breakfast or lunch and it was definitely the first time cake won. Emma 0 Cake 1
I meet another beautiful woman today for a coffee after work which led to a few coffees. One thing that I have noticed that I had started to do after breaking up with Alex was to finish work and just go home to bed which is absolutely no way to live at all. Don’t get me wrong work is pretty exhausting, As I am up for work every day at 5am and get home at about 7.30pm which is a long day but really that is not a very good excuse. Plus I am never going to heal if all I do is work and sleep and this whole challenge is really helping me with this.
So back to Sam, she is a gorgeous lady who is pretty much in the same boat as me and roughly on the same time scale as me so we had loads and loads to chat about and lots of advice to swap. I can’t believe I have met two incredible new women in just over a week. During our coffee, we made so many plans to see each other again and we actually text quite a bit. Which is also really lovely, it is definitely stopping me from texting Alex and she is usually texting me something that makes me laugh out loud. This challenge really has shown me just how important connections are and I feel like this is something I am going to keep banging on for the whole 40 days, it is definitely something that I am going to continue to pursue after the 40 days because honestly meeting new people is the best feeling in the world, however that might be just because everyone I have met so far has been amazing.
Not particularly proud of this one but after living in my house for the last 12 months I used the cooker for the first time ever!
I feel like I need to explain this one a bit, clearly, it’s not because I don’t eat but more because I just do not like cooking for one. Which is a shame because I absolutely love cooking I just never have seen the point of doing it just for myself which may seem really stupid and even when I was deciding what day 7 would be I literally could not believe I had not used the cooker once. In fact, the bit that shocked me the most was the amount of money I have spent on takeaways and lunch meal deals.
So I kinda made a big deal about, I poured myself a glass of wine, put my favourite music on and cooked away, cooking for myself is one of the best ways I can look after myself. Making sure I am eating correctly and not eating crap or processed foods every single day is self-love. What I have learnt from day seven is that I need to start looking after myself a lot better, I spend a bloody fortune getting my hair, nails, tan did which is pointless if I’m not looking after my inside as well. So I am going to start meal prepping again and full in love with cooking for one.
I can’t believe that I have already completed the first week and I definitely can not believe how much about myself I have already learnt. By the end of the 40 days, I am going to be a totally different woman, all for the best too.