Treat yourself to some Activity

Weary legs this morning 🦡

Due to LIFE getting in the way, I have missed a few classes lately and PT sessions which has left me really deflated, sluggish and battling with my “healthy eating brain” vs “sod it brain” 🀯

When I train well, I eat well….i struggle to do either of those without the other, so the demon of old habits has been looming over me lately and has been a struggle to keep on track 😬

However, after 1 session of PT…..all the enthusiasm, self confidence and belief comes flooding back…..the power of exercise is really amazing and creates a clearer more positive brain space. I dont feel as strong as I did 2 weeks ago, its not magic, but the adrenaline rushing through me and proudness of nailing that last plank step up really does wonders for my mental state, the physical can come later πŸ₯°

So if your having a tough time, get yourself to an exercise class, swimming pool, country park, gym or bike ride and TREAT YOURSELF to some activity and i promise you….it will leave you with a smile on your face 😊

Thanks @carineasnannyfitdiaries for the support and hand holding…it wasnt easy today but I am still smiling…..despite earlier facial expressions πŸ˜«πŸ˜“πŸ€”

#activelife #ptsessions #keepactive #keepmentallyfit

School Admission Woes!

It seems like yesterday that our baby boy was born and the snuggles on the sofa are slowly becomming less and less as he grows in independence……..πŸ’™

So to have just submitted his PRIMARY SCHOOL APPLICATION makes me so emotional πŸ˜₯

Since having Jack, I have been fortunate enough to spend an exceptional amount of time with him….more than most working Mum’s due to working at a childminders where I took him with from 6 weeks old….moses basket and all πŸ‘Ά

I have never taken this for granted and often at times have desperately needed some distance from the whirlwind days of motherhood…..however, to suddenly have the realisation of my youngest child joining his big sister at school is daunting, heart wrenching, exciting and emotional all rolled into one SUBMIT button πŸ’»

The images of him in diddy school uniform, standing in the lunch queue, wandering around the playground and meeting people that are new keep running through my mind and my instant reaction is to want to hold him tight and never let go, how hard can home schooling be right……BUT, the benefit of having an older child massively makes this process a tad easier as I know how much he will learn, develop emotionally and just love soaking in the whole experience πŸ“

So for those Mum’s who have just made their school application, whether it be their 1st, 2nd or 5th, primary or secondary….I feel you 😘 Our children will be okay, they will roll with the punches and like the sponges that they are, they will just learn beyond their wildest dreams….US on the other hand need to hold on tight for this rollercoaster and provide that stable support frame that our little ones will seek so desperately 😍

Just pleeeassseeee, talk and share….other friends, parents and family members will understand how you feel right now and it’s okay to not be okay πŸ’“ Let someone help you through this journey πŸ’¬

#schooladmissions #startingschool #youngestchild #familylife #itsokaynottobeokay

Take a walk!

Winter days dont have to be gloomy…..πŸ’™

The bonfires are mountains of steaming ash, fireworks have gone pop, sparklers have fizzled out…..but it doesn’t mean we have to pack up the wellies and coats and go into hibernation ✨

Instead, grab the hats, scarves and gloves (and maybe a flask of tea) and go for a wander along the coast, across the countryside or at your local park 🌍

Fresh air and a bit of light exercise works wonders for the mind as well as the body and with days being grey, wet and windy it can make all the difference to your energy and good mood levels πŸ’›

You dont have to walk far…its just important to take time out of your hectic lives once in a while to enjoy the world we live in, spend time with our friends and family and fill our lungs with air and BREATH 🌬

So where will you next set yourself free and wander to…..share your pics if you can πŸ—Ί

#freshair #takeawalk #mindandbody #taketimeout #frintonbeachhut

Oooops Moments! They don’t have to be normal!

Do you answer YES to any of the below…..?

  • Given Birth?
  • Leak when you sneeze/cough or laugh?
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain?
  • Feel as though ‘isnt right’ down there?
  • Wear a sanitary pad for those ‘Ooops Moments?

Then click below to read my article and kick the taboo of us women talking openly and seeking help for our weak pelvic floors. I share my own, honest story and have the wonderful support of a Women’s Health Specialist Physio, who speaks openly about the ‘fears’ women have of seeking the professional help they need.

Ooops Moments! They dont have to be normal!

For extra help and support, please visit www.bodyworksphysio.net

My 5 tips for getting a good night’s sleep!

Sleep is so important to a person’s overall health and wellbeing, whether you are a parent or not, however when you do have children (especially young ones), a good night’s sleep can seem the most important thing in the world.

From helping us function more effectively during the day, to being able to cope better with endless night feeds for babies, toddler tantrums and busy school runs, the benefits of a good night’s sleep are endless.

As much as I would like to wave a magic wand and promise you an undisturbed, deep sleep every night, sadly I cannot as when you have children each night is like a game of sleep roulette. However, I can share with you some of the actions I take to help get a better night’s sleep when the gods are in my favour:

  1. Get some fresh air everyday – Even if you just spend some time in the garden or walk for the school run instead of drive…. being outside in the fresh air is a great way of tuning your bodyclock to understand daytime and night time. If you do you this daily, your body will naturally wake up more during the day and slow down towards night time ready for the bedtime hours.
  2. Get in to a routine – And stick to it!! For our body clocks to find a day and night rhythm, we need to ensure we are following a routine. This way our bodies know what is expected of it. So, if you choose 10pm to be your bedtime and follow this daily, you are helping your body know when to unwind and slow down to sleep.
  3. Move your clock – Laying in bed watching each hour tick by just adds to the mental pressure of falling asleep and in turn will mean you are likely to delay visiting the land of nod.
  4. Turn off your phone – If you have your phone on next to you in bed, there will always be one more news story to read, one more email to reply to, one more reason to scroll through social media. Take away the distraction by finishing everything you need to do on your phone, downstairs, before you go to bed and then forget about it until you wake up. Less screen time, more sleep time.
  5. Don’t stress – Putting pressure on yourself to get a full 8 hours sleep or not waking up before the alarm goes off, will only increase the likeliness that it will happen. Having children, inevitably means we are likely to be disturbed at some point of the night, so make going to bed enjoyable and a pleasure and hopefully you will get at least a few restful hours when you can.

I now wish you sweet dreams 😊

#letstalklonely

#letstalklonely

It is a special, sweet, lovely and precious thing….being a Mum, but also lonely. There, I’ve said it πŸ‘„πŸ’¬

So many mum’s find it hard to say to their loved ones and friend’s that they find being a parent lonely or tough at times. Surely these wonderful, precious human beings that we created can’t bring such negative feelings? 😫

We feel if we say it out loud that our children will suddenly feel less loved, that loved ones will think “she cant cope”, that friends will think your an awful mother, that your world will implode 🌍πŸ’₯

But guess what….it doesnt! And you will feel so much better for it 😚

I do find being a Mum lonely at times and other mum’s will do as well, so why would we hide that feeling from the one group of people who would understand and relate to that feeling the most πŸ™„ The one group of people who you can offer advice to, share ideas and coping tips with, have a cuppa and laugh or cry with and who can say to you honestly “i know how you feel” πŸ€—

Mental Health is so important in every aspect of our lives….we wouldnt ignore a broken ankle, so why ignore a hurting mind/heart πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

Think….what would you tell your child if they came up to you and said “Mummy, i feel lonely sometimes” πŸ˜ͺ I bet you would give them a hug and tell them that you will help them sort the problem out, find them a group of friends to look out for them and check in to make sure its going ok πŸ‘€

So do that for yourself….tell someone your feelings, welcome a hug and find a solution together…and they will be the ones checking in on you or visa versa if that friend needs you too πŸ‘­

So come on #letstalklonely πŸ‘„πŸ’¬