I’m not sure if this is a common post-pregnancy phase but I just don’t feel like me at the moment. I used to really enjoy dressing up to go out but recently I can’t find anything I like wearing, my hair just seems to annoy me and my makeup never feels like it looks quite right.
Other than the way I feel about myself, everything is perfect. Becoming a mum has been the best thing I’ve ever done and I just love spending every day with Zachary, teaching him new things and introducing him to the World. I am honestly so grateful and happy with my life and every aspect of it, other than the way I feel about myself.
The clothes that I used to love before becoming pregnant just don’t look the same and I feel like I want to send them all to the charity shop and start again from scratch. My hair was really annoying me so I decided to go on Sunday morning and have it cut off – I say ‘all’, it’s still quite long but about 5 inches shorter than before which for me is a big change! I’m now currently looking at whether it can be lightened to make it look different again.
I’ve also got quite a few holidays booked over the coming months and have been in the gym five days a week trying to tone my stomach back up and – even though I am down to my pre-pregnancy weight – I still don’t feel happy with the results. I’m guessing the full thing may just be down to less sleep and less opportunity to get ready – or even go out – but it would be good to hear whether anyone else has felt the same or whether it’s just a random phase that I’m going through.
There is one positive thing though! I’ve decided I’m going to go out and buy some new clothes and makeup, and give some new beauty treatments and products a go in a bid to start feeling a bit better about myself. This will give me the opportunity to really kick-start my blog again as I will be posting my findings as I go. I’ve also purchased a new camera to allow me to create some video content so I hope to share that with you soon too!
I know this is one of the more candid posts I’ve shared but I’m hoping it will be an exciting journey and I look forward to sharing it with you!