Sweet sweeeeet routine and a fresh start

Ahhh it’s all back to normal! *sigh* I’m so content. There’s something about my boring mundane routine that brings me so much comfort after the Christmas chaos. The kids are back at school, Mr Secret Blog is back at work, and I’m working again. Being self employed that’s a good thing as I’m earning money again! It also helps that I love what I do and I love my customers! Walking the School runs, set bed times for the kids, eating meals at normal times, eating HEALTHY again, getting up early…this might sound like torture to most people. But to me, this is heaven. I LOVE knowing what’s coming next and mental health wise I NEED routine. Having my day broken up into sections is what keeps me level and stable.

I’m not talking about it in real life but I’m back on my healthy eating plan again. The Christmas food is all gone and I want my body back. I’ve written tonnes on why I need to loose weight, now is the time to get on and just do it. I’m walking the school runs and have been playing ‘Just Dance’ on the wii with my daughter, so I’m trying to be more active. Today was a big test, I took to kids to my parents house for the afternoon and I resisted sooo many temptations. I feel really good for it and am really proud of myself, it’s a start anyway! I want this to be the year I finally loose this fat suit I’m wearing, I worry about my health and I’m sick of everything being a struggle. I feel like I’m missing out on so much but I’m the only one that can change that.

I’ve got my course next weekend which I’m so excited about, my kit arrived yesterday and I’m ready to get stuck in. I want to really push myself and get even more new customers this year. Offering this new treatment (I hope) is going to be a game changer. I want to up my earnings and try and save some money, I’ve never had savings before as money is so tight but I want to change that this year.

I’ve been making an effort with my appearance again which is doing my confidence wonders. Spending that extra 20 mins in the morning choosing nice clothes, doing my hair and slapping on my makeup is well worth it. I’ve been getting a lot of compliments too which has been nice to say the least. It seems people are really noticing, not sure if that’s a good thing or not!!!

I’ve not made New Years resolutions as I think they’re stupid and it sets me up for failure. But I like having goals and for some reason I feel this year is a fresh start. I’ve made such progress the past few months by not having my annual mental breakdown after Christmas it’s made me see that I really can achieve anything I put my mind too.

I would love to hear if you have any goals this years? Please comment below!!

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  1. Such a lovely post! It’s nice to get back to reality sometimes. Chaos can be wonderful but actually, the mundane is comforting! Good luck with your goals! xx

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  2. Sounds like a great start with a course to look forward to and feeling healthier with routine. I think I’m like you – routine is good for me. I don’t have resolutions but I need to make some goals and aims for this year; it’s looking like a vast empty space right now and I need to put some proper time into thinking about the upcoming year. x

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  3. Right there with you on the back to the normality of life! the house is back to normal…. well from the outside! you dont want ot be opening the cupboards or spare room right now… but its getting there!!
    I’m right there on the trying to get back to healthy eating and losing weight again… I have one or two good weeks, real positive and upbeat, then mess it up for the next 12 weeks… i want to be a lot more steady and a lot more successful. So far this week I managed a positive 24 hours!! Yesterday and today not so much…. oops!! Few more days to try again!!! starting with dinner tonight!! x

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    • 😂😂 we are sooo similar!!! My weight loss pattern is the same!! So is the house!!! I’m sick of moaning n feeling heavy on my feet I just need to get on with it! It’s so daunting having so much to loose but I’m trying not to think of the whole lot. I’ve done it before I can do it again!!! Xxxx

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      • Im sick of moaning about being sick of moaning about my weight 😂 then go and self sabotage cause im just even more annoyed at myself than i was before!! Indeed we shall get there!! We’ve done it before we can most definitely do it again!!! I don’t usually advocate that saying, but for now, I’m rolling with it!!! We got this! xx

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  4. Yessssss!!!!! OMG Yesssss!!!

    I truly understand! I’m a woman who needs routine too and I love being able to start back up or even create a new one for the new year.

    I’ve been a little down lately, but this particular post sounds like something I wrote. It helped me remember who I am and what I want.

    Thank you so much for this! And good luck!!! Happy New Year. 😉

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  5. I’m glad I’m not the only crazy person that gets excited when I have to wake up early again knowing that I will have a set routine to follow for the next couple months. It really is like heaven! Thank you for your blogs which never fail to bring a smile to my face.

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  6. I set goals as well vs resolutions. This year I am practicing honesty in all aspects of life, starting with being honest with myself. That is hard to do at time’s. That is my 2018 goal. I set daily and weekly goals that are attainable some as small as showering but hey!! When I do it .
    …. I ✔ it off 🙂 Happy New Year.

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  7. Lovely post 🙂 wish you all the best for the new year! I also love routine and have started eating healthy again. Recently got a fitbit so here’s hoping this is my year 🙂

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