Sunday, 11 March 2012

{One of Those Days}

Just a very short post today as part of Kate on Thin Ice's Grooving Mums blog hop.

I've been realising that I can't do it all... It's a lot harder as a single mummy than I thought it was going to be. I can cope the majority of the time, but when the kiddies are poorly, teething, I'm under the weather myself and sleep deprivation is thrown into the mix too - it's all just been a bit much for me. I've been trying to do it all, but I can't keep up.

My healthy eating & fitness plan has not been going well... I've been eating far too many cakes and been having too many glasses of wine & cocktails! I'm also now at work 3 days a week sat at a desk, so I'm not as active as I was previously. As a result of all this I've put on half a stone, which is really disappointing. I was very happy with my weight and I had been maintaining it easily, but now it's slowly creeping up. However, at least I recognise this and I'm well underway to getting back into a good routine. I went for a run yesterday morning (only 5K but I recorded a new personal best) and this evening Becky & I went to the gym for a Body Pump class. Becky also very kindly made me a delicious healthy homemade soup after our class... yum yum!

On the social front I've been out to a few parties... a work night out, a friend's 40th birthday bash and more recently my sister was here visiting this weekend so we had a lovely girly night out with some friends... Dinner, cocktails & dancing and lots & lots of laughter... My confidence is starting to improve too.

Me & my sis :-)

I've also been managing some pampering me-time. Today I bought myself a lovely new nail polish, sort of a coral colour, and spent some time doing my nails. This will hopefully allow me to tick off another of my items on my 35 at 35 list...


  1. Glasgow Mummy, just take a read back through this blog post and you will realise you are achieving HUGE amounts! I was a single mum for 6 years so fully understand where you are coming from, you go for weeks feeling so empowered that you are juggling all balls without dropping any, then you have a run of illness / curve balls and you wonder how you will make it through the day. But just remember, you will and you do. You are such a positive person, it's a real inspiration to read your posts. I too am having the 'oh my god where has that half stone come from?!' moment too right now, as we have moved and I have to drive everywhere, whereas I used to walk walk walk. But you have inspired me to either get back out running or at least to a exercise class! And you reminded me that I used to make an awesome veggie homemade soup that I might have to dig the receipe out for! You are doing GREAT!x

  2. It's really difficult at times trying to juggle everything when there's two of you so I can only imagine how difficult that it may be at times as a single parent.

    You can't do everything, you'll end up exhausting yourself in the process. Try and do what you do have time for and the rest can always wait for another day.

    I'm glad that you're self confidence is starting to return. You have achieved so much recently and you have so much to be proud of.

    It's great that you're managing to socialise a bit as that will do you the world of good. Your sister will be a huge source of support too, I do believe that having family around always helps.

    Take care, X

  3. A fab photo of you and your sister

  4. I agree you seem to be doing a fab job of trying to juggle it all. As Lyndsey S said I am too joining you in the 'oh my god where di that half stone come from' club, but you are doing something about it and making me realise I must get back into my running. You are also right you can't do everything, I have come to that realisation as well. keep going! Your night out sounds like fun x

  5. Thank you for all your lovely comments. I feel a bit out of touch with the groovy mums... I've not been visiting blogs & commenting enough so I can only apologise. I will try and get around to it when I can. Sarah x


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