Good Things skincare
At the beginning of the year I suffered with terrible breakouts. I eventually narrowed this down to be the change of contraceptive pill. But, at the time I researched into skincare for oily skin and came across Good Things. Their deep cleansing range has since become a staple product for me. I noticed within a week a huge difference to my skin and particularly love their Pore-fectly Clear range.
The Sims 4
I’m a true introvert deep down and love nothing more than a weekend of no plans. Throughout January these became the norm as I tried to spend less. I actually got to the point where I was a little bit of a loss of what to do. That was until I re-downloaded The Sims 4. I’ve been a Sims fan since its release 17 years ago, with many days throughout those years lost playing The Sims, The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. But when The Sims 4 was released I found it to be a step backwards, and that alongside life taking over I didn’t really touch it again until now. Fast forward 2 years and with many patch updates, expansion, game and stuff packs on offer, The Sims 4 has easily grown into its own.
Having no wedding commitments has let me get back to a proper gym routine. I’m trying to hit the gym 4 times a week, with Spin, and Les Mills’ Body Combat, Body Pump and Body Attack being my go to’s. I’m 100% more a class over the gym kinda girl. Put me in the gym on my own and I get bored/distracted/lazy.
In January I went a bit spend-happy and treated the home to some new bits. We’ve had two wedding pictures blown into two canvases, shelves put up so I can finally put some pictures in frames on display, and new cushions on a red/orange/beige theme for our living room. I found that our living space was still looking pretty bland, and wanted to inject some colour into it. All this along with a new duck egg colour theme in the kitchen/diner has really made a difference, and making the house look so cosy and homely. We also invested in a Tassimo with Christmas money. I’m now questioning what we did before it! I’m not a hot drinks person, but I love a hot chocolate – a Cadburys hot chocolate has easily become part of my evening routine.
I’ve taken the plunge and re-joined Slimming World, despite my view that fad diets are not the answer. I’m currently the heaviest I’ve ever been; since the wedding in November I’ve easily put a stone on, and got to the point where I was just eating for the sake of it. I need control back in my life, and I believe Slimming World is the answer for me. I’m only on week 1 but I’m already appreciating how I’m actually thinking about food and considering what I’m eating. Lets just hope I see results.