Changing Me

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I haven't written anything for the Magic Moments linky for a few weeks what with no school last week and the previous Monday being so hectic so I'm pleased that I can finally link up. 

For the last few weeks I think I've been going through a bit of a change. I'm trying to lose weight, have found a love for exercise and just today have had my hair cut short. Most women can probably relate when I say that I often have phases where I want to change something and it is often my hair. Just lately though I seem to be concentrating on my well-being and how I feel about myself rather than just how I look. This is quite a turnaround from a few years ago when I couldn't have cared less about my well-being.

Also at the beginning of this year I pledged to blog every weekday and although that hasn't really happened (skipping due to unforeseen circumstances) I'm glad that most of the time I've managed it. Once I'd got the routine down I began working on my novel again, squeezing that in after blogging. Then came the walking with friends on a Tuesday morning and yoga on a Friday not to mention all of the housework. 

I've tried to be proactive about getting things done but sometimes I just want to sit and do nothing. I mean, a hot cup of coffee while doing a jigsaw or catching the local news would be nice. Sometimes the housework builds up, the commenting on blogs doesn't happen and the novel stays unedited for days. For some reason the time slips away and before I know it it's bedtime and I'm completely wiped out. The moment my head hits that pillow I'm asleep.

I'm hoping that once my body gets used to the new routine I can train it to allow me to get more done. I want to be able to get that giant pile of ironing done without feeling like something else is being left behind. I'd like to have a spotless house on a daily basis but I also want to blog and work on my novel. I'm determined to find that extra motivation I need to get these things done and I think the exercise is going to play a huge part in it. Whenever I do exercise first thing I'm ready for the day and get plenty done so maybe the answer is to do these walks on a daily basis?  Either way as this changing phase comes to an end I know what I need to do to achieve those goals I always talk about. 

My #WotW last week was change and this word feels right for me at the moment. I'm settling into new routines and regimes, I'm trying to find a balance between 'work' and play (more difficult than it seems) all whilst watching my boys grow faster than I ever imagined they would.

Now I'm beginning to feel more like 'me' than ever before, I'm the me I was supposed to be. Maybe it's about getting older and being more comfortable in my own skin, maybe it's this new exercise regime - I don't know. All I can say is I'm happy and I guess that's all that matters.

Are you going through changes, good or bad, and how do you feel about them?

8 comments:

  1. I am a huge exercise fn. I am as grumpy as hell if I don't get at least a half hour fast walk in during the day, of not mucking out on the farm. It does help with the weight too but more than anything it lifts my spirits whenever I feel I am too busy and not been outside enough! #MagicMoments

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    1. I totally agree, and probably wouldn't have a couple of months ago! But yes, getting outside always seems to lift my spirits these days. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  2. Well done for exercising and managing to pack so much stuff into your days! I find blogging can distract me from writing my book because it keeps me focused on smaller writing projects instead of that big one, but it sounds like you're so motivated that blogging is spurring you on to write. I'm having a bit of a slump this week - I probably need some exercise!

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    1. I have to admit that sometimes blogging does 'block' my creative writing. However this morning I've had the opposite problem so I guess it's swings and roundabouts! I really do love doing both things and most of the time can manage it. Exercise has definitely made the motivation easier, getting outside helps immensely.

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  3. I have really started to get into my exercise and eating routine now and have to say that I am REALLY enjoying getting back to me. You will get there too! Thank you for linking to Magic Moments x

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    1. It is great isn't it? Thanks for hosting #MagicMoments in Jaime's absence. xx

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  4. Oh yes, I have to move house and am finding it all a little overwhelming at the moment and like any change it has prompted me to want to change and organise everything and just making a huge mess in the process. I do hope normal will return soon! xx

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    1. Moving house is one of those times when we all want to clear out the mess and organise everything. It can be a really stressful time so I hope things are going well for you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting xx

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