Hello friends. Happy Thursday. How is your week going?
It is school half term holidays this week so it is all go in our house.
This week, I have teamed up with Boots to share how I plan to boost my health and wellness routines over the next few months, I need to start looking after myself as the years roll by!!
I never really make any New Years resolutions nowadays. Been there, done that and failed every single time.
With so many leftover foods, biscuits, chocolates and drinks from Christmas it take’s me all the way through January to finish them off. (Why do we buy so much in the first place, I think having four children I like to make sure the cupboards are full when they all come home!?).
Also by January, I am ready for a rest and although I cannot hibernate, I do like to keep warm inside the house. I eat plenty and do as little exercise as possible just waiting for Winter to pass.
By February I am starting to awaken with nights getting lighter and the excitement that Spring is around the corner. The panic has set in and I realise I need to lose some weight to get back into my beautiful Summer dresses again. We can’t always get a new wardrobe every year!!
I am now back at the gym, trying to detox and eating healthier again.
A few weeks ago Boots asked me if I would like to take part in their Little Boost Campaign. Yes please, I could really do with a little boost!
Boots kindly sent me a parcel full of products from their Boots Wellness selection.
Boots stock a huge range of vitamins, health drinks, body scrubs and rubs, massage oils, rejuvenating teas and all sorts of wonderful things to pamper our Winter-Weary selves.
Here Is A Home Made Action Plan For The Next Few Months:
1.) Plan My Day:
I find that if I do not make a plan I get nothing done.
Whenever I plan the day ahead I get so much more done. So why don’t I do it more often?!
If I plan to get up early and start work, what needs doing get’s done. If I plan what exercise I want to do for the day, I go out and do it. If I plan some after-school exercise for the children, we go out and do it. If I plan a nice freshly cooked dinner it gets made.
If I make some plans the night before I get so much more done.
Everything falls into place so much better with a plan.
Plan, plan, plan ahead. I was not planning on using the word plan so much in that paragraph😏
2.) Eat More Fresh Fruits And Vegetables:
I need to start eating more fresh fruit and vegetables.
I do buy plenty in and make the children eat up their greens but I am not too good at eating it myself.
I do love avocados though. I could eat them until they come out my ears! whenever I see a pack of 4 in the shop I buy them and have to stop myself eating more than one at a time.
I now need to vary it up a bit.
3.) Visit The Gym More:
I have a gym membership and I am really trying to join a few different classes each week and get into a good routine.
It has been hard over the last few weeks to get into a routine with cold and flu keep visiting the kids but hopefully, soon Winter bugs will go away as we move into Spring.
A smoothie after a good workout is always appreciated. I used to love making smoothies when I was into a good routine a few years ago.
I am planning to boost my energy levels by taking up more exercise and feeling fitter.
3.) Make a weekly and monthly goal.
Along with my aforementioned action plan each day, a medium and long-term goal is essential.
My medium goal is to stick to a plan for longer than a week. Ha
My long-term goal is to fit into my Summer dresses. Also to start living a healthier lifestyle. In my 40s now so have to think of the future.
4.) Take extra Vitamins:
As well as eating lots more fruit and vegetables, I am boosting my immune system by taking some extra vitamins. We can never really tell when we are low on vitamins so a few extra will always do us more good than harm. Your body is designed to cope with extra Vitamins, it is not designed to cope without them.
5.) Drink More Water:
Water is something that I forget to drink plenty of, despite my Husband nagging me to do so. It fills us up, makes us hydrated and even makes us feel good. What’s not to love!?
I always feel I have a Lack of energy when I do not drink water so I am “planning” to try and take more water on board.
6.) Start eating more Manuka Honey:
When I started a running club years ago all my friends used to eat Manuka honey, they got me into it and I use to love eating it on toast for breakfast each morning.
It used to make me feel healthy and I can not remember when and why I stopped buying it.
Love Manuka honey!
7.) Take Time Out:
Take 5 to 10 minutes time out and think about my day.
Turn the phone off and think about how my day is going and how I want it to end.
It is amazing how many thoughts can go through your mind in 10 minutes. Detox.
8.) Relax And Pamper Myself More:
Make more time for me. A nice regular haircut, facemask and manicure.
9.) Enjoy Walking More:
I have to walk at least 2 hours a day with Mollie the Collie.
Sometimes I am stressed because I have so much at home to do.
There is nothing I can do about it as Mollie needs her walk.
So I need to chill more and go with the flow.
Jobs will still be there waiting for me when I get home!!
More enjoyable walks out in the park, stress-free and breathing in the fresh air.
A walk is a good place to make a plan!!!
10.) Change Oils For Coconut Oil:
I now have some coconut oil so I am going to be changing my usual oil for this and see how healthier I feel. Coconut oils are great for lots of things, not just cooking, here are a few more ideas: Coconut Oil.
11.) Enjoy More Family Time:
I plan to start taking more time out with the children over the next few weekends. Getting out and about on long walks, shopping trips and days out. More fun and laughter.
12.) Sleep More:
Early to bed and late to rise. I have had so many late nights and early mornings just lately with one thing or another. I love my sleep and my sleep loves me. Apparently, 7½ to 8 hours is ideal? Who knew? I thought 10 hours!!
Who Are Boots?
Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer.
With over 2,500* stores in the UK, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible.
Boots mission is to be the first choice for pharmacy, health and beauty – caring for people, customers and communities everywhere; championing everyone’s right to feel good.
What do you think to my plans for the rest of Winter?
What about you?
Do you have any plan to boost your health and well-being over the next few weeks?
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.
About this post: This post is in conjunction with Boots but all thoughts are my own.