One New Year’s Resolution – That’s it!

This year I have decided to have just one resolution. Yes, one. But, that doesn’t mean it will be easy. In fact, as many mothers (well parents actually) will know, this is probably one of the toughest things to do once you have a child and even harder when you have children. My New Year’s Resolution is to look after myself.

new year's resolutions

I have been ridiculously bad at looking after myself for the last five years since I had Annabelle and then Heath. I don’t eat well, drink enough fluids (don’t even get me started on my water intake) and I look terrible for it. I have blemishes, acne scars, massive under eye circles and generally really bad skin. So my mission for 2017 is to slowly build up good habits into my daily routine.

Since November, I have slowly begun to invest in new clothes, makeup and skincare. I am trying to get in to a good cleansing and moisturising routine. But the area that is going to need the most work is my diet. At the moment there is far too much sugar in between meals and not from fruit.

I have been working on a diary of the changes I am making and will upload these over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. For this post, I just thought I would let you know what to expect and the main reason for the resolution.

Basically, I feel that if I improve myself, how I look and what I consume, this will in turn benefit my children in the long run. They will have a mother who is healthier, looks better, feels better and sets a good example. I want them to see me eating nutritionally beneficial food, snacks and drinks.

Up until recently, I have always felt guilty for spending money on myself. That’s a lie actually, I still do feel guilty but I’m trying to retrain my brain! If I went to the shops and saw a jumper that I liked, I would talk myself out of buying it by saying I could buy the kids ‘x’ number of their jumpers for the same price. I’d buy cheaper makeup and skincare products when my fancy stuff ran out or the kids smooshed it.

The positive side to this is that I have found some real bargains by shopping around and some high street products that work just as well if not better than the expensive ones but I’ll break it all down in the future posts. There will be before and afters, reviews and routines. So don’t forget to let me know what you think. What is your New Year’s Resolution and do you have more than one? Bx

My New Do: Spring/Summer Haircut

I mentioned in my 18 Week Pregnancy Update that I got my hair cut and coloured on Saturday. I thought I would share a couple of photos with you so you could see what I had done.

New Hair Cut

It has been a while since I’ve had any colour, over a year actually, and the last time I had it cut was before Christmas so it was long overdue. I was a bit worried about colouring my hair as I’m pregnant but the stylist said that it was safe. I really like the cut as I don’t want it to be too long in the summer, especially if there is any glorious sun. Wishful thinking, I know but hey, why not?

I do like the colour. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I loved it. Andy really likes it which is a plus as he normally prefers me with dark hair. My natural colour is best described by my mum. She says it’s cola coloured!

What do you think? Do you like my new do? Let me know below. Bx