Mama Drama - day by day.

Romylou Posts: 10 Forumite
edited 27 October 2016 at 8:12PM in Scotland
Well, I'm now a new mam to a little boy and have finally gotten into some sort of routine (I call it chaos) and sometimes I am organised, but most of the time it is a bit more like (suck it and see!)

Anyway, I've gone back to work after my maternity leave and have taken a massive pay cut to work part-time so I can spend time with my little bundle of joy. Now I'm juggling baby, finances, work and dog as well as having a house to run (I am married would you believe to Peter Pan-hence all the juggling :rotfl:).

What I want is to learn to be a lot more thrifty, cook healthier (to lose the 5 stone baby weight gain) and grab bargains where I can to make my life a little bit more stress free.

Any tips tricks and ideas are all welcome xx
I'm a new mam juggling baby, bills and everything else - phew!


  • Romylou
    Romylou Posts: 10 Forumite
    Since the start of October I have been doing a squat challenge. This is the first exercise I have done since having my baby. Today I hit my target early and did 200 squats! :j

    I plan on maintaining this and incorporating a new challenge starting on the first of November. I've found a crunch challenge to help shrink the mummy tummy that I'm carrying about.

    I really need to tackle the food issue and until I get this sorted I'm worried my exercise efforts will be wasted and I don't want to do this ( cos its blooming hard work) !!
    I'm a new mam juggling baby, bills and everything else - phew!
  • Romylou
    Romylou Posts: 10 Forumite
    Today I did my 200 squats again. Woohoo.

    I've joined the SW thread "Slinky for Santa" with the hope of shedding a few pounds before Xmas. I'll get on the scales tomorrow but I'm dreading it!

    I've also selected my second workout challenge. I'm going to start a crunch challenge to run alongside my squats. I'm going to have to incorporate other exercise, but I'll introduce it gradually.

    Any exercise is better than none. Xx
    I'm a new mam juggling baby, bills and everything else - phew!
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