Do Do do do do, do do, do do …can’t touch this… Mama time!
Seems quite apt really doesn’t it? Time for me?! Can’t touch that…rarely… ever…do I get time for me.
Knowing that the lovely Disillusioned Dad was setting up a new Linky, I thought I’d try and get my bum into gear.
I wanted to try and focus myself on making a little bit of time for myself and on making myself feel better about the lack of time for me and by recording a little bit of me time each day.
So here’s how the first week went.
1st November – I will celebrate the fact that I remembered to exfoliate and moisturise. However, I was totally off the Slimming World plan as we had lunch and cake out! Oops!
2nd November – Guys, please close your ears! Ladies, I managed to find time to shave my legs!! Gone were the werewolf sticks that had been reluctantly holding me up. Again, off plan with the food but I marked an awful lots of books for work and went to bed completely exhausted.
3rd November – It’s not really a great positive in terms of the amount of time that I had to myself but after a crazy day at work, I sat marking and writing reports for 3 hours after Sprog had gone to bed. Once it was done though, I felt such an enormous sense of relief and could go to bed relaxed.
4th November – At weigh in, I managed to lose 1/2 lb which I didn’t think was too bad considering that I’d weighed in only 5 days previously.
5th November – I was able to remember the cleanse, tone and moisturise routine, I stuck to my Slimming World plan and fitted in a little treat of fudge from the States which was a present from my parents’ trip to see my brother.
6th November – I was totally on plan with my Slimming World efforts and I had time to do a little blogging. I was really excited and happy to launch my new weekly feature ‘Balancing Act’ with stars some awesome parents who are sharing their stories about how they manage their families. This was something that I am so passionate about sharing as I know, first hand, how much we can be judged as parents for the way that we organise our lives.
All in, I think that was a reasonably good week. It was neither horrific nor tremendous but I was definitely more focused as I felt that by holding myself accountable through my blog. I’ve been inspired by other bloggers who are using their blogs as a forum to track their weight lose etc. I’m hoping that in the coming weeks, I can use my space in this blogging sphere to be able to find the time for me and to make myself feel a bit more like me.