Happy New Year


 I saw the above quote this morning, and thought yep- I’m down with that. This year I’m not making resolutions, what’s the point? Most resolutions involve changing who you are, but you shouldn’t have to. You may strive to be a better person, or like the above says, create intentions, but you don’t have to change who YOU are.

This year, I am making intentions and not resolutions.

First of all, I would like to wish my family, friends and foe a happy and prosperous New Year. I hope that 2016 brings you everything you weren’t able to acomplish in 2015, be it losing a few pounds or walking the Great Wall of China.

So, my intentions for 2016, what are they?

Treat myself. I certainly don’t do it enough and very rarely spend money on myself, but I think it’s time I started doing that without feeling guilty. Maternity pay is shit, but I’m not brasic, so I can afford a little luxury every now and then. My mum has treated herself, me and my sister to a day at Eden Hall as a Christmas present, so I’ve booked myself a full body massage. I can’t wait and it seemed like a good place to start.

Accept my body now. Up until yesterday, I planned on getting back to my previous size clothes before buying much else so I didn’t waste money, however I’ve come to realise that, that just because I can get back to my pre pregnancy weigh (plus a bit more) my body shape/size may stay as it is. I’m a size 16 now, they are the clothes sizes I’ve had to buy (top half is certainly due to my boobs shooting up to a 36F- what the actual hell). My hips are huge, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. But do you know what? I don’t give a flying fuck. I had a baby three months ago for God sake. I’m sick of putting pressure on myself. Next week I start back at netball, so that combined with healthy(ish) eating will contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Oh, and I have stretch marks too, but I will be wearing a bikini at some point, if this offends you, then here’s a picture of them now, just so you can prepare yourselves.

Be kind and have courage. Another quote, but that as it may be, I think it’s a good one to live by. I do get stressed and pissed off with people very easily, but it’s time to just let it go and float on by. I intend to be kinder to people, no matter if I know them or not and have a sense of courage I didn’t have before. I think you certainly need it when raising a child.

I think three intentions are enough to keep me going for now. I’ve got a lot to look forward to in 2016, not to mention our daughters first birthday, spa days, theatre trips and a wedding. So once again, Happy New Year.


3 thoughts on “Happy New Year”

  1. I bloody love this post. The body paragraph. I’m so glad I’m not the only woman out there trying to embrace my new post pregnancy body. I gave birth 10 months ago and still my hips are showing no sign of leaving me. My ass is the size of a small elephant. And my boobs are saggy shells of what used to be, left over from my child eating them. I don’t want to be my pre pregnancy self. Yes I was skinny and I used to fit into a size 10. But I grew and birthed a human. MY human. And I won’t be made to feel like I have to hide my body of feel ashamed because others can’t accept my “flaws”. Rock your body and show off them stretch marks with pride. I’ll be doing it with you girl x

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Tilly! Made me laugh about your boobs. I feel the same way. Up until a few days ago, I was still wearing my maternity bra as it was so comfy, but alas, I realised my boobs were round my ankles. I finally dragged myself to M&S a few days ago to get measured and buy a couple of new ones. The woman laughed when she asked if they were okay, and I just answered ‘you know what, it’s just nice to have them up where they should be!’

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