Welcome to the first of what will hopefully be many consistent monthly roundups.
I was inspired by all of the amazing blogs I read to try my hand at a regular post just updating you on the ins and outs of my life. I’m a little apprehensive because 1) I’m really not a sharer and 2) I don’t have anything to share, I’m boring as!
Buttt I really think it’s a great way to keep content regular, so this along with Blogs I Rate (which WILL be back this month) means there’ll be a valid reason to stop by my little corner of t’internet at least once a month.
So… I’m still slowly getting back into the swing of things after the passing of my beloved nana. It’s weird because I’m getting by daily and doing things but overall it feels like I’m not, if that makes sense? Like I’ll wake up and get dressed and sort my kids out and run my home but at the end of a long tiring day I still feel empty and incomplete and like I haven’t achieved anything…I think it’s because I’d usually spend at least an hour every evening with my nana and also because I’m not doing anything for myself which brings me onto my next topic…
So at 4 months old my newborn isn’t so new anymore and I’m trying to get into a regular exercise routine. I’ve been going circuit training every week and have been able to go for a run a handful of times. The plan now is to get the baby into a routine that means I can leave him with daddy whilst I go to circuit, zumba and yoga a couple of evenings a week.
My 2 year old is already taking an interest and does squats and floor work with me bless him. I’d eventually like to try making my own videos like those that inspire me on Instagram but I’ve a long way to go before I have that confidence!
I’m also drinking more water. There isn’t much to say about this because there’s sooo much info about the benefits of water out there but I’ve managed to keep up with around 8 glasses a day, usually more and, even more importantly, I’m drinking water only- no fizzy or cordial or sugary fruit juices. I think I’ve noticed a slight difference but I don’t think anything can cure how tired you are when looking after a newborn.
As a family, when daddy isn’t working, we’ve been making the most of the good weather by using our local parks. They’re something I really take for granted which is silly because my two year old has hours of fun in them, they’re really beautiful which is good for photos and you don’t realise how much light exercise you’re getting as you stroll around.
My month in photos
And I think that’s it for now. Gosh, this seems pretty rubbish to me but I guess that means these posts can only get better…til next time x