New Year, Same Me

new year

This time of year there’s a lot of overwhelming articles/stories/tweets about resolutions and change. Rather than presenting ourselves with a mountain to climb, I think we should count our existing fabulousness alongside any improvements to be made. Clearly, motivation is good, but why choose the coldest, grimmest month of the year to cut out chocolate?

Over Christmas I was poorly, recovering from an operation. I took the recuperation as a chance to feel thankful for what I’ve got. Namely, a lovely mum-in-law who is happy to wait on me 24/7! Don’t get me wrong, I was frustrated to miss the festivities with the kids, but they were cosy and happy; frankly, that’s all I care about.

In terms of positive change, the biggest one I made in 2015 was an increase in my fruit and veg intake, particularly of the dark green and leafy variety. Becoming the proud owner of a NutriBullet, I’ve been drinking 2 a day. I’m not a fan of the clean eating propaganda, but I am passionate about fresh nutrition. Since having kids, my hair has been noticeably thinner. But, going full scale ahead with my green smoothies, the difference is nothing short of miraculous. After spending years buying products to help it, this has been the single most significant improvement. Even my hairdresser has noticed, and I’m taking this lifestyle alteration into 2016.

I’m embracing healing foods alongside positive thoughts for a fast recovery, and beyond. To me, life is about being proactive rather than freaked out by big change. Kindness is also the name of the game- to ourselves and to others. Instead of making a long list of goals, I’ve decided that taking small steps towards success is exactly how we should approach any resolutions we make.

All this off my chest, I’m poised and ready to snog the life out of 2016. Who’s with me?


  1. Honest Mum January 5, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Love this my absolute babe, I’ve told you before and I’ll write it again in black and white, you are my hero. An amazing start to the new year, op done, now time to heal and hang out with your blogging bestie and take over the world innit! Love you, Happy New Year my girl xx

    • mummymode January 5, 2016 / 12:34 pm

      Best. Comment. EVER! Abso-bloody-lutely! Love you too you fab inspo xx blogging bestie xx

  2. Leigh Kendall January 5, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    You know I don’t think there is a single best month of the year to give up chocolate! I’m with you, I don’t like resolutions. All the best for a swift recovery from your op xxx

    • mummymode January 5, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      I completely agree!! Thank you so much lovely lady xxx

    • mummymode January 6, 2016 / 9:38 am

      I knew you’d get this one! Hugs back babe xxx

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