Get up and glow
I haven't written an update for a while and I'm not making excuses (okay, so I am a little) but I've had my hands full changing nappies, feeding, bathing baby and all the other things that come with being a mum. And amid all this I've realised that trying to maintain a glowing complexion is quite a challenge when you're time-poor.
The combination of skipping regular meals yet scoffing sugary snacks on the run, sleepless nights (remind me what sleep is again) and the effort of clutching onto sanity while bringing up my bub has left me looking pale and washed out.
Even my trusty illuminator (and you know how I love my illuminator) is having difficulty disguising my woeful pallor. It seems I have a dilemma, at least I thought so until I dug out my walking shoes (which in reality are an old pair of thongs that are tres comfortable despite the fact they're probably very bad for my poor feet).
I popped bub in the stroller (who, for some bizarre reason, has started screaming every time she goes in. It seems the only way to appease her is to sing Old MacDonald Had a Farm, so that's exactly what I do), tied back my hair, covered myself in sunscreen (no tan is a healthy tan!), grabbed my sunnies and set off. Where? I had no idea, but it didn't matter so long as I was out in the fresh air.
50 minutes later I returned, legs tingling from the vigorous exercise and, most importantly, face glowing. Somewhere along the way I had recovered my radiance and even a boost of energy, which I put to good use belting out "ee-i ee-i o" like I was auditioning for Idol. Bub just stared at me strangely!
But the point is, sometimes we need to go back to basics – and, even better, fresh air goes for a song.