Hey, I’m Victoria, welcome to Training For Chocolate. ‘Training for chocolate’… if there was a book about my life, this would surely be the title of the second chapter. The first would be called ‘couch potato’.
Because ten years ago, I was a junk-food-eating, cigarette-smoking, big-time-boozing late night party girl. I was either partying, working (in advertising) or lying on the sofa recovering from both.
Was it fun? Hell yeah. But sustainable? No way.
Fast forward a decade and you wouldn’t recognise that party girl. For many reasons. I’m in my mid 40s now and a Mum. My sun rises and sets in my little boy. I quit the day job to be a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love it.
But this blog isn’t about my life as a Mum – that bit’s private.
This blog is about discovering a new way to live and having a blast whilst doing it.
A few years ago I tentatively took the first step towards a healthier life. And now?
Well, I train 6 days a week. I practically live in gym clothes. And instead of gorging on store-bought lollies, fast food and cakes, I make my own no-nasties chocolate and bliss balls.
Why am I doing it?
First up, because it feels great. I’m doing it for me. My health is my greatest asset… it’s just taken me a long time to really appreciate that.
And also because I want my little boy and my teenage step-daughter to grow up in an energetic and active world, where healthy foods and long bike rides are a given. Where Mum makes time to go work out in the gym or run some hills. Where exercise is just part of the daily routine for the whole family. I want to set them up for a good long life too.
And you know what, I am learning heaps and having so much fun.
Training for Chocolate is a mammoth adventure; better late than never 😉