01 August 2015

Hello August!

Hello my lovely readers! 

Can you believe it's august already? Where has the time gone? I have been MIA from blogging this year big time and I can honestly say I miss it! The blog initially started of as an escape from every day routine, then turned into my favourite hobby! What changed? I went back to work! Work + 2 kids + running a household = No time for anything. 

I've been back at work for 12 months now and am only just starting to feel like I'm starting to get into some sort of routine. Crazy I know! When I went back to work I was so overwhelmed trying to deal with work, kids, home, after school activities, having a life and my blog was put on hold. I don't think I'll ever be able to blog as much as I did when I was a Stay at Home Mum but I'm going to make an effort to post a few times per month simply because I absolutely love blogging. 

What else has been happening? Hubby and I have been working on our budget! We'd like to go on holidays more often for the kids sake and be able to enjoy life therefore a few things had to give (cue cutting out shopping cold turkey), but things are looking up and I ask myself do I really need it before I buy anything. Being a beauty blogger kind of requires you to purchase new products to review and try, therefore you'll see lots of changes in the coming months. Don't get me wrong! I'm forever window shopping and adding things to my online shopping cart, but in reality I know that I DON'T need yet another foundation or mascara until I use up the other 10 that I have lying around and are about to expire. 

Another big thing for me recently has been my health and wellbeing. I've never kept it a secret that I've struggled with my weight for the past decade. If there is a program, you can bet your ass that I've tried it. I've taken a new approach which includes eating healthier, watching my portions and cutting out processed foods out of my diet. It's been a long time coming and I'm still learning and slipping up, but I guess that's the whole experience. It's also something that I have to do for my families sake. I want my kids to have a healthy relationship with food and not sabotage it like I have for so long. I've also been focusing on exercise a lot more. I bought a treadmill a few months ago and love it to bits. I can put the kids to bed and get on the treadmill. If the kids are up before the sun comes out and are happy to stay in bed and watch cartoons, you'll find me on the treadmill. I've been exercising a whole lot more, now that I don't have to worry about driving to the gym or the weather or daylight savings. 

Another big change has been the use of internet. I was getting so addicted to it, that I would sometimes just be on the laptop or my phone all day long, browsing, watching tv shows and movies. Again I did it for the sake of my kids. They deserve to have a mummy who plays with them and be present. By being less present online, I found more time to exercise, play with the kids, cook and rediscover my love for reading. I've read 7 books so far this year! That's more than I've read in the last 4 years combined. 

That was a whole lot of blabbering right there! Hope you managed to get through all that. I would love to hear from you how you manage a busy household and still keep sane and get to do your hobbies. Any tips and tricks for healthy family friendly meals to exercise and how to keep on top of your cleaning schedule would be greatly appreciated! 

1 comment:

  1. Great post! We are still trying to do the no sugar thing and it's been pretty easy (except for when it's not) haha. The weight has been coming off slowly which I'm really proud of because I've put on weight every winter since I can remember. Regular blogging is hard when you have other commitments. I've really struggled over the last few months during the redesign as well as the busiest time of work. Keep it up! Love reading your posts!


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