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Here we go again….

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If I see one more social media post/advert reminding my ’it’s all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit’ I will scream.

They were snug before Christmas and New Year – what is your point? For someone who prides herself as being the Queen of Christmas and all things festive, for the first few weeks of January I truly feel like wandering about muttering ’Bah Humbug’.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with people wanting to make positive changes, at any point in the year, and I can very reasonably see that a New Year seems likes a sensible time.

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BUT I don’t want to be updated with calorie counting, number of runs, number of lbs going down on the scale. I am not ready to book my ’dream summer holiday’, I don’t want to purchase any form of slimming products or be told I should be leaping of the sofa and chasing all of my dreams to make them a reality – and then having an update about all the steps or running I am doing to make them happen.

Because I make things happen. Every. Single. Day. They are not all sexy and highly motivational. They don’t mean that my jeans are getting any looser

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(or tighter) but stuff gets done. My kids laugh, my family and friends know they are loved, there is food in cupboards and clean, warm safe beds to sleep in at night. So if I had to many Gins/Wines/Beers/Mince Pies/all the food and don’t sign up for 30 different exercise classes in the next few weeks, I think it’s ok.

I want to see more in January along the lines of:

’Well Done, you survived a stressful time of year’

’If you just keep on keeping on then you are already doing a great job’

’Find time to do something you love/follow your

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dreams but don’t feel like you’re failing if you are not achieving everything you want in one go. Life is tricky sometimes. Having it all is a myth – balance is achievable but takes work’

’Yes you ate/drank too much over Christmas but how bloody wonderful to have people to celebrate and enjoy life with/food on the table. Don’t regret being lucky enough to have had a good times with loved ones’

There is no New Year, New You. There is only You and I think that should be enough. Trying to learn from and understand all that has gone before and

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find a way to keep on moving forward, as You. Improve and work on yourself in whatever way makes you feel happy and comfortable. because you want to do it. Not because a thousand adverts are telling you now is the time.Or because not to means you are lazy. Or that to do nothing is some sort of crime.

So from my warm cosy sofa with my PJs on I wish You a New Year in which you feel content with all you have achieved so far and excited about all the choices you are making for the year ahead.

And if there are some bumps in the road in your year ahead,

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that there is someone to lend you a listening ear and a helping hand.

Happy 2020

Bah Humbug

 

 

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- 2 Jan 20

If I see one more social media post/advert reminding my ‘it’s all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit’ I will scream.

They were snug before Christmas and New Year – what is your point? For someone who prides herself as being the Queen of Christmas and all things festive, for the first few weeks of January I truly feel like wandering about muttering ‘Bah Humbug’.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with people wanting to make positive changes, at any point in the year, and I can very reasonably see that a New Year seems likes a sensible time. BUT I don’t want to be updated with calorie counting, number of runs, number of lbs going down on the scale. I am not ready to book my ‘dream summer holiday’, I don’t want to purchase any form of slimming products or be told I should be leaping of the sofa and chasing all of my dreams to make them a reality – and then having an update about all the steps or running I am doing to make them happen.

Because I make things happen. Every. Single. Day. They are not all sexy and highly motivational. They don’t mean that my jeans are getting any looser (or tighter) but stuff gets done. My kids laugh, my family and friends know they are loved, there is food in cupboards and clean, warm safe beds to sleep in at night. So if I had to many Gins/Wines/Beers/Mince Pies/all the food and don’t sign up for 30 different exercise classes in the next few weeks, I think it’s ok.

I want to see more in January along the lines of:

‘Well Done, you survived a stressful time of year’

‘If you just keep on keeping on then you are already doing a great job’

‘Find time to do something you love/follow your dreams but don’t feel like you’re failing if you are not achieving everything you want in one go. Life is tricky sometimes. Having it all is a myth – balance is achievable but takes work’

‘Yes you ate/drank too much over Christmas but how bloody wonderful to have people to celebrate and enjoy life with/food on the table. Don’t regret being lucky enough to have had a good times with loved ones’

There is no New Year, New You. There is only You and I think that should be enough. Trying to learn from and understand all that has gone before and find a way to keep on moving forward, as You. Improve and work on yourself in whatever way makes you feel happy and comfortable. because you want to do it. Not because a thousand adverts are telling you now is the time.Or because not to means you are lazy. Or that to do nothing is some sort of crime.

So from my warm cosy sofa with my PJs on I wish You a New Year in which you feel content with all you have achieved so far and excited about all the choices you are making for the year ahead.

And if there are some bumps in the road in your year ahead, that there is someone to lend you a listening ear and a helping hand.

Happy 2020

Bah Humbug

 

 

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wordswithmrsh

Mum of three fabulous children, wife to one very patient husband. My blogs are about anything that has popped into my head as it occurs to me. I have aspirations to write more, that are slowly turning into reality. A lover of the simple things in life - good friends, good food, good wine and of course family.

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