I love this time of the year – winter is well behind us, the promise of summer is still to come and it really does feel like anything is possible. I recently moved out of the city and have so enjoyed being able to see the seasons change – bulbs have bloomed, trees have blossomed and my little vegie patch is starting to bear fruit (well, rocket and kale). Which reminds me: we all have the chance to renew ourselves, to make a fresh start or continue to grow and evolve.
My most recent fresh start has been to change up my exercise routine. I suddenly found jumping and lunging was doing me more harm than good and switched to a daily yoga session (from a smartphone app in my lounge room) that is far more beneficial.
What changes would you like to make this spring? If you’d like to get fresh in the kitchen, we’ve got loads of recipes to tingle your tastebuds, plus a special Christmas menu (page 31) – no one has to miss out! And, you can get ahead of the festive game by being prepared – see page 40 for fab ideas for bickies, pudding and a chutney that also makes a great gift.
If your exercise routine needs a switch like mine did, check out our story on page 123 for a stronger core or, if you’re looking for a challenge, consider our stair workout (page 126).
Fat Mum Slim blogger Chantelle made a fresh start recently when she finally realised she really did need to lose weight to improve her health – her story is on page 120 and I know you’ll find it as inspiring as I did.
We love hearing from you, so please let us know what you think of the magazine and also what you’d like to see more of in future issues.
Alix Davis, Editor