Mummy says…’So, we have survived our first week of 6am starts, new school times, new classes and new college for Lea. Pickle has settled well into morning nursery instead of afternoons and I have had just a little time to myself.
I spend 99% of any Pickle-free time working on my blog and social media. I have to make the most of every minute. This week, relishing the time after a very busy summer with no childcare (I am not complaining, just explaining), I really feel that I have had a little time to catch up slowly on blog posts, to plan – just a tad, and to address various areas of my life that badly need attention.
I have started decluttering, I have looked at, sorted out, and prioritised my finances and bills.
The other area I am looking at is, well, me. I am a blessed Mumma of four healthy children, who are truly awesome people, I am healthy, I am usually fairly positive and always count my blessings.
I accepted myself and my weight when I was pregnant with Pickle four years ago. I was blessed with an unexpected chance to be pregnant again, experience birth, and be a Mumma again and I was in awe of it all – including my amazing body at being able to grow, nurture and produce a brand new human being.
But this week, I have actually realised that I want to take charge of myself. I want to eat healthier, to be fitter, yes, to lose a little weight and a few inches. I want to practice some self care, to look after myself.
A series of events have led me to Slimming World during this life changing week, and I went to my registration and first meeting on Thursday night. I clutched my free registration voucher from Bella magazine, took a deep breath and walked in.
Now I know this is not mind blowing or terribly exciting, but you see, to me – it is. I have NEVER EVER embarked on anything like this. I have never dieted, I eat exactly what I want when I want. I love eating out. I love lattes, anything cheesy and creamy and adore pasta. I love an egg and cheese muffin at Maccy D’s, I love a chinese takeaway. I LOVE FOOD. BAD FOOD. FAT FOOD!
But, that is all about to change. I am SO excited. I have already been through the plan, the do’s and don’ts, the syns, the free foods, everything. And you know what? I can do this! I will do this! I have been and bought my first lot of SW recommended foods, basic food, but food that will change my life. I cooked my first SW dinner last night and it was tasty, filling and normal!
Already, I can see SO many areas of my diet that are wrong. But – I can also see the alternatives, the options, and how to change it.
I have weighed myself, taken pics and measurements. They are for my eyes only! But I really want to share my journey with you. This is all so new to me. Unchartered territory, the unknown. I am super happy and super excited that my bestie, the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase is joining me on this journey too. We will be Slimming World buddies, we will support each other and it will be great to have someone I know so well doing the plan too.
Today, Saturday, I start properly. The first day of the rest of my life.
Wish me luck as I set sail! And please, pop back to see how I am getting on.’