We all know the importance of keeping healthy, yet some of us need a little bit more motivation to do it than others, mainly our partners! For me it’s the other way around as Hubby is brilliant at keeping fit and he has to motivate me. Quite often! Sometimes it can be a bit annoying that they can’t do anything to look after their weight, or are just making sure that they are looking after themselves a little bit more than they actually are. But, rather than spending hours upon hours begging them, or guilting them into exercise, this isn’t going to result in them getting up off the couch. So what are the best ways to do it?
Life is buzzing, and you often find yourself running after time. We all do. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the time to stop and create a moment of peace for yourself, with your partner or with your children. After all, you can’t live a life of stress without recharging your batteries. Indeed, while you can find nutritious fuel for your body through the right food all day long, the fuel for your soul isn’t that easy to get by. That’s exactly why you need some me time, couple time and naturally family time. It’s important that you separate these types of emotional energy in your life. It is a common mistake for new mothers to focus so much on their role as a mummy that they forget that they are also a woman and a wife – or a girlfriend. You don’t need to choose your role; you can be a parent, a lover and a strong woman.
Isla loves puzzles, she also loves the Gruffalo stories, she will spend hours playing with them and so it was no surprise that when we received The Gruffalo shaped puzzles it became a favourite. Making them up and then breaking them up again, on repeat! I secretly think she challenges herself to do them quicker each time. It’s not just Isla that loves puzzles, her friends do too and she spends hours playing puzzles when they are over.
I love spontaneous trips with the family and last weekend was no exception, before the poorlies hit the Constant household anyway, we took to the motorway and had a camping adventure at Happisburgh beach. One of favourite beaches because the kids and dogs can run free without a care in the world, the odd seal to spot and lots going on to take photos of (the most important factor haha). Here is our trip, in photos:
We made the most of the Spring-ish weather at the weekend and took a trip to Norfolk, hats and scarves included. It was a lovely day, we walked for miles and the kids included (no carrying) which was amazing. I managed to gather some of our moments on camera again, and so I made another vlog for our outdoor fun. I want to do it all again!
Another month of this year has whooshed us past, I simply cannot believe how quickly the days are going. This months Me and Mine is based from our beach trips to Norfolk, our favourite beach, Wells Next to Sea. It was a great day, a little windy but not too cold and the sun was shining. The children walked really far and we had a great time together as a family, which is what these days are all about. This was our first attempt, which just makes me smile:
It’s the start of a new year of Me and Mine and I am going to try my best to get a photo of my beautiful family each month, so that I can join in with the other wonderful families out there. I love the co-hosts blogs and their family photos, it is so inspiring and I just love getting photos of my little lot too. This month it was an easy choice to make as we spent New Year in Cumbria and started our year off with a bang, the one of the largest waterfalls in England; High Force.
I love Christmas, I really do, the memories that it holds from my childhood and the memories I want to make with my family growing up: there are certain things that I want to bring to the Constant Christmas traditions – you know the things that you hope your children will end up doing with their family when they grow up.