Tuesday, 9 February 2016

How the time of Lent will help me love myself more

Lent is a very special time for many Christians. Lasting 40 days (not including Sundays) starting from Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. A time where Christians remember how Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights being tempted by the Devil whilst he was alone in the wilderness.

During the time of Lent many people fast or give up luxuries as a form of penitence. I will not continue to go into the religious side of things as it could bring up heated discussions and that's not my aim of this blog post. This post is a continuation of this months theme of LOVE!

Lent doesn't have to be related to religion. You could use it as a time to work on yourself and personal goals and growth. A good time to work on something to achieve.

During this time I'll be giving up fizzy drinks!!! Only problem is what chaser will I have with my brandy?

It's a perfect time for me to give it up as I have started to train back in the gym. I am working on myself. I WILL have MY perfect body! I said MY as I don't believe in THE perfect body. There is no perfect body! Everyone should aim to have their own perfect bodies instead of idolising others.

I'm out of shape at the moment and can no longer blame it on baby weight when my baby is 4 years old. These fizzy drinks have way too much sugar in them and are so addictive. Let's see how these 40 days will go with just drinking juice and water. I'm sure I'll feel better in myself and be able to see progression.

Along with giving up fizzy drinks I intend to eat more healthy foods and continue to meditate. Connect with the higher spirits and continue to love myself and work on being a better me.

Here are some things you could give up for Lent.
Friday takeaways
Social media???
Sex??? NO WAY!

Mumma who tries x

Monday, 1 February 2016

February: The month of love

January is now officially over! The warm up month has ended and we are now into the second month of the year.

As this month is dedicated to LOVE I hope to follow this theme throughout this months blog posts.

"Love" can be interpreted AND misinterpreted in many ways very often. How one describes love can be different to how another describes it. I personally cannot tell you what my definition of love is because... I just can't. Love to me is indescribable. It's a deep feeling that's overwhelming that I just cannot put into words.

In preparation for Valentine's Day we have been doing some arts and crafts which we will use for decorations, keepsakes and gifts. So far we have made bookmarks and 'made with love' pictures. They are easy to make and great activities to do with your children. I'm sure if you make them for loved ones they'll be truly grateful as they were 'made with love'.

Mya loves colouring and painting and would sit down doing this all day long if she could. This gave me the idea to make something that I wouldn't want to throw away. As parents we all get bombarded with multiple pictures and paintings a week from your children that you cannot possibly keep them all. Whether due to lack of space or even because you just simply don't like it (being honest). This is something special that you could hang with pride.

For this we used a heart stencil sheet on a blank canvas. Using acrylic paints we made our picture by finger painting. Mainly just by dipping our fingers in the paint and pressing gently on the canvas. Mya was really impressed with our art work and can't wait for it to be hung up. 

Being a mum is so rewarding. Seeing your child excited and happy to do activities with you is so amazing. Loving a partner is beautiful but when you have a child you just cannot compare that love for it is much stronger. That unconditional love... So bliss!

Mumma who tries x