Most weeks I link up with Two Tiny Hands to join #ABrandNewDay (apart from when my brain is completely frazzled by uni) and mostly talk about my (semi) effective weight loss plans.
My weight has remained unchanged for two weeks, so I don’t really have anything to say and I would feel like fraud for dishing out any advice, so today my plan is to talk about self-care.
I had let myself go over the last two months. I get really intense about my study (because I am an insane person) and it makes me really neglectful of my looks. My roots were about a foot long, my hair was remaining in its normal bushy state in the wake of my broken curling tong, my weight had crept up and my clothes were either shapeless, full of holes, or both. Basically, I was a real troll.
I have a little bit more time now, emphasis on little, and I really wanted to start feeling like myself again, so I signed back up to Glossybox (unboxing post here) and got back into a better self care routine.
I’ve had my roots done, I make sure I swim at least once a week (which forces me to shave and moisturise my legs a couple of times a week now!) and I’ve even got into a regular skincare routine.
When I’ve taken off my make up at night, I cleanse and tone (aren’t I good?!) with some Clarins products that I got for the ridiculous price of £23 in January, I even got a free bag and eye make up remover! I’ve never seen this deal again, so if you want it, you’ll have to put up with the price of nearly £20 per item(!) but I really can’t recommend it enough.
I currently moisturise with Garnier Moisture Bomb at night but I change products every time I run out. This moisturiser has a slightly odd texture. I like a thick night time moisturiser and this feels thick but as you rub it in it gets quickly absorbed and feels like a more watery texture before sinking in fully.
I’ve been making an effort to keep all of this up and I must say I’ve been feeling a lot better and a bit more like my old (pre-children) self. Now that my hair looks good again, it makes me want to make the effort to wear make up daily.
Swimming has definitely had a good effect on me too, I really go at it and don’t stop in between lengths so I get quite out of breath but I push myself to do as much as I possibly can. When I get out of the pool I feel a real sense of accomplishment (exercise usually just makes me miserable because I hate it).
Taking a bit more time to look after myself has reminded me how good it feels to do so.