I know exactly what I will be doing in a month’s time. I will be drinking prosecco, enjoying a baby free night and having a fantastic time. In a month’s time I am going to be Matron of Honour to the beautiful and wonderful soon-to-be Mrs S. I am beyond excited. It is going to be a fabulous day.
However, something rather disturbing has just dawned on me. I am going to be in photos. Their photographer is hugely talented (check her out here: Julia and You) but even she can’t make an exhausted and slightly frumpy mother of a non-sleeping and teething child look radiant.
Here is my plan of action to turn me from this…
I just need to do some! Exercise is not an element of my life at the moment. Unless you include the wrestling matches that accompany every nappy change and meal. So I plan to dust off my exercise DVDs and my industrial sized sports bra and discover my inner Nel McAndrew. As Kriss Akabusi would say “awooga”!
Let me tell you about most of my evenings. Little Miss goes to bed between 19.00 and 20.00. I then eat dinner with Mr H and try and have some adult conversation. I spend the next few hours doing chores and ticking things off my to-do-list. This means I normally go to bed between midnight and 1.00.
This will not help me achieve the glowing radiance that I want to, well, glow with on the big day. Over the next month I plan to get as many early nights as possible. I need to catch up on my beauty sleep (this could take a lot longer than a month – possibly a century).
This boils down to drinking more water (boring) and drinking less booze (really boring). I’ll just forget about the wine I am drinking tonight and the alcohol Mr H and I are going to consume on our weekend away. I’ll start abstaining from alcohol next Monday.
This is going to be the hardest part of my action plan. I love cake. Seriously, I love cake. I really can’t tell you how much I love cake. I find it very hard to go through a whole day without cake. I often plan to say “no” when offered cake. But then I really look at the cake. It looks good. Really good. It would be wrong not to eat the cake.I am sure you can see where I am going with this. So I need to step away from the cake and eat an apple.
I used to cleanse and moisturise my face religiously morning and night. I even loved to double cleanse (who has time for that?) Now my face is lucky to see a splash of water. I don’t want my skin to look like a leather shamois in the pictures. I am sure that Mr H will be very happy that I am going to start using all the bottles of goop I own.
I admit, that this all sounds like a lot of hard work. But it is only for a month. How hard can it be to eat a banana and not a slice of banana cake for a whole month?
PS Have you got any events coming up that you are trying to get gorgeous for? If so, I would love to hear about them!