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My New Mum Diet

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Today I have decided that I am going to have a big lifestyle change. While I am not necessarily going to go on a “diet” I am going to actively try and eat much healthier that I usually do.

Since the beginning of lock down my eating habits have become atrocious and I find myself reaching for the snack cupboard more than ever now, due to boredom. What’s worse, is that I see my daughter copying me, and that worries me as well. So enough is enough, and change is needed. I have gained 2 inches around my waist and this needs to be gone. What’s more, I feel more unfit than I have ever felt before, and so this is going to be changed as well.

I have a goal in mind, I want to be able to fit into a dress by the end of November so I can use it to go out dating again. Is it a doable goal? Definitely if I put my mind to it.

So here goes. I am documenting the beginning of my journey here for the world to see and I will post up my progress daily on social media, and weekly here.

What is my Game Plan?

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  1. Eat healthier
    • I need to start eating healthier and cut out snacking. Snacking is my biggest downfall, rather than eating a piece of fruit (like I encourage my little one to do) or a handful of nuts, I go for the unhealthier options of biscuits and chocolates. This is going to stop!
  2. Drink more water
    • I rarely drink my quota of water for the day. In fact if I even have 2 glasses of water I call that a good day. So I am going to work on making sure I have the recommended 8 glasses of water EVERYDAY to help me get fitter and healthier.
  3. Exercise more
    • Starting the gym or just exercising in my living room, and sticking to the routine. This is by far the biggest and hardest part of my plan, but with encouragement from everyone around me (And YOU!) I know that I can do this!

So these are the changes that I am planning on starting, and sticking to.

Lets see how it goes!

Have you started a health kick plan, or diet? What did you do? Did it work? What was your goal, and did you achieve it?

Perhaps we can go on this journey together xx

Much love xx

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What’s In My Handbag – Summer 2020

My handbag is not just a bag for me, but for my daughter as well. Wherever we go I have to make sure that I have everything that I could possibly need for our days out.

The contents of my bag change with the seasons and weather to make sure that I am always prepared for absolutely anything, and the more my daughter grows and changes the more her needs change and the things I need to bring with me change.

A mums handbag

So What’s in my bag?

I tipped my bag out to find out the answer to this question, and I had a really good laugh at seeing the things I had in my bag.

  • 2 Pairs of children’s knickers – my daughter is fully potty trained but we do still have the odd accident
  • 3 odd socks for my daughter – I don’t even know how they got there to be honest, or even why there isn’t a pair!
  • 1 pair of my daughter’s leggings – again in case of accidents. If she is wearing a dress it will be a clean dress and pair of tights if the weather is cool.
  • A couple of nappy sacks – for wet clothes in case of accident
  • Wipes – we always need a pack of wipes
  • Hand sanitiser – before Covid 19 this was for nappy changes and before we eat, now it is for literally everything.
  • Keys
  • Face mask – thankyou covid 19
  • Purse
  • A Pen – always handy to have a pen.
  • Packet of Rennie’s – you never know when your going to get indigestion or heart burn.
  • hundreds of receipts
  • Bottle of Water – for my little one mainly
  • Sun cream – well it is the middle of the summer
  • And hundreds of crumbs – I think I need to hoover my bag out haha!

So there you have it, the contents of a mum’s bag. We are out so much during the week that only the contents we use get swapped or changed, I will also add in snacks for us before we leave the house so my little one will never be hungry during an activity.

What’s in your handbag? Do you have any strange items hiding in the folds of the fabric, or in that secret pocket you forgot about?

Much Love xx

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About Me

Hello there!

My name is Emma and I am the owner of The Mum Diet Style.

I set out on a journey with my blog to share my easy recipes for families who are constantly on the go. But since then have decided to share my passion for fashion and beauty with the world to show mums that we can still be fashionable with little ones. Even if it is a big challenge.

I am a single mum who is passionate about everything she puts her mind to. My little girl constantly keeps me on my toes and these blogs are the perfect way for me to unwind in the evening.

I look forward to sharing with you my experiences with both food and fashion and hope you will become a frequent visitor.

Much love xx

Emma