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Getting my mojo back – New Year’s resolutions

I have decided that this year I will risk it and make some New Year’s resolutions – I usually don’t do this in January; my birthday is at the end of the month and arranging a party during the usual post Christmas hair-shirt wearing, excessive dieting, alcohol abstence isn’t a whole lot of fun – so I try and enjoy January

But I think we are emerging from the newborn daze and that its time to move on from 2009 and the pregnancy that rather took over the whole year in a fug of misery – to be honest, if it hasn’t been one thing this last year making me miserable, its be another and its not been a whole lot of fun for me or those who have to be around me.
I’ve been trying to think of resolutions where I am not setting myself up to fail – I don’t want this to be another situation in which I set myself stupidly high targets and then loathe myself when I inevitably fail to reach them.
I want to lose some of the baby weight but have to be realistic and accept that I’m going to have issues shifting too much until I stop breastfeeding all the time – Babygirl won’t be weaned onto solids until late April so there is little point in beating myself up about weight until after then. Instead I’m going to consciously exercise – walking every day, trying to find some form of exercise that I can get properly puffed out at a couple of times a week and spending more time doing active stuff rather than sitting around. Hopefully this will mean I start to feel healthier and happier about myself.
I have to learn to love this body as it is here and now – I’m not getting a new one anytime soon and it would be nice if instead of seeing flab and wobble I could see a body that has nurtured two lovely little girls (and entrapped Mr Muddling a LONG time ago…). I am not sure how I’m going to go about this (although the lovely Mummy Whisperer has some ideas …) but this is something I’m going to work on this year – I know I should love it, I just don’t.
But more importantly I have to get myself out of my current rut of grumpiness – its not fair on those around me and its not particularly nice and its definitely coming between me and my mojo. So I’m going to try and focus a bit more on the good things in my life – a wonderful husband, two lovely daughters, a home that we’re making really nice and the lovely friends I have. I’m going to try and find things to do that I will enjoy – that will remind me how to laugh and reclaim my sense of fun rather than mostly focusing on the bad things
So this is the year to ignore the ironing pile and instead to dance around the kitchen to Abba with my girls – to reclaim the fun stuff about being me and to find that elusive mojo !
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9 comments to Getting my mojo back – New Year’s resolutions

  • Pippa

    >These are some great life choices that you have made because you know what it is that you need not just what you want to change, or think you want to change!

    Oh and a good way to learn to love your body now is to ask Mr Muddling what he likes about it… When I asked my other half I was surprised with the answers and discovered a whole new side to me!

  • It's a Mummys Life

    >It's really tough shifting the baby weight and I totally agree it can get you down. I had PND with both my girls and feeling fat just added to that. I started British Military Fitness (not as terrifying as it sounds, but maybe not while bfing – I blogged about it last week), I found doing something massively energetic twice a week including press ups and all that stuff really made me feel like I was doing something great and using my body to its full. In the midst of one session I did think 'well I've survived child birth twice – I can bloody do this!'. Good luck with 2010 x

  • Mwa

    >Oh it's hard isn't it – getting the mojo back sometimes. I wish you all the best with it. I know how tough it can be. x

  • bakingmadmama

    >Wishing you the very best of luck, it's a great resolution! Enjoy Abba! x

  • bakingmadmama

    >Wishing you the very best of luck, it's a great resolution! Enjoy Abba! x

  • Geriatric Mummy

    >My raft of resolutions is largely aimed at getting my mojo back. It's hard to pull yourself out of the mire so I've decided to get busy and rediscover the me that has become lost in motherhood.

    Your ideas seem like a good place to start, so good luck and have fun x

  • angelsandurchinsblog

    >Happy New Year! And here's to dancing around to Abba (wherever you are), and to finding that mojo!

  • Anonymous

    >Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    >Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! 🙂

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