Since becoming a mum almost 12 months ago (eek, we are 2 days away from my baby being 1), I’ve struggled to come to terms with my new body. Everyone told me it takes time to recover but I always thought that within 6 months I’d be back in my size 8’s and loving life.
I’ve tried lots of different methods of exercise as well as drinking protein shakes and nutritional drinks and this week I’m bringing another review to the blog and that is XLS Nutrition.
If you’re a follower of mine on Instagram then you may have seen that I’ve been incorporating a good skincare routine back into my life lately in a bid to banish those blemishes. It got me thinking about other ways to take care of myself and not necessarily those of a pampering nature.
When I was younger and pre baby, I made a lot of time for myself to go to the gym and have regular facials or face masks and even painted my nails. Now I’m lucky if I have time to even contemplate painting my nails, my face mask is done in bed before I go to sleep, and exercise consists of running around after an almost 1-year-old and climbing up and down a children’s climbing frame in the name of squeezing my butt down a slide with said child.
When you become a mum you suddenly put this tiny person 1st above everything and anything and that includes washing your hair. Dry shampoo is BAE and you don’t even flinch when telling someone you’ve gone 5 days without washing your hair. You really do neglect yourself in those first 12 months unless you’re completely on the ball and motherhood is just second nature (those lucky few!). I suddenly have a new-found understanding of what all those women before me have been through and find myself sitting alongside them.
Well now it’s time to embrace the new me and that includes making more time for myself even if that means waiting for my child to fall asleep.
There are various reasons why you may want to move to a new country. It could be because you and your family want a change of environment, or perhaps because an opportunity calls. Whatever the case, it can be a difficult as well as an exciting process, simply because it means changing environments and starting over. For this reason, it shouldn’t be something that’s done on impulse, and a lot of planning needs to be done to ensure that it’s smooth sailing. There are several things that you’re going to have to do which include tying up loose ends where you are presently and putting things in place in your new destination. This article is going to help you by providing useful tips for moving to a new country.
One of the first things to think about before moving countries is how you’re going to manage accommodation. This is imperative as you need a roof over your head for security purposes! You should, therefore, start looking for accommodation beforehand and consider what you can afford. One of the best ways to find a new home abroad is to use online portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla as they should allow you to search using your personal property criteria.