Lifestyle Overhaul from

Lifestyle Overhaul

Hello everyone!

Big things are happening in my future and now is the time for me to change my lifestyle and get my life on track.

Lifestyle Overhaul from

I’m writing this in hopes that I will be able to look back on it when times feel a bit rubbish and a bit rough. I want to read this and for it to give me a reminder of why I am doing all of this. The way I live my life currently isn’t the worst, but my body is definitely not a temple and I am definitely lazy – whether it comes to exercise, my diet, organisation and planning ability – pretty much every aspect of life (bar parenting I hope!) is all just a bit lazy. I am the worst, seriously.

There are so many aspects of my life that I am really determined to change – all in about a year.

I haven fallen into a rut and adopted some very bad habits that I once worked so hard to rid myself of. I feel slightly ashamed that I have even managed to get to this point again, but, at the same time, I feel determined and motivated to sort every thing out once and for all.

So here I go again. Admittedly I am embarking on this road as an adult this time, rather than an angsty teen with depression and anxiety. (although I still live with anxiety, which has worsened as a direct result of my lifestyle, I suspect.) But when I changed my life for the better last time, I had the motivation to do it because I wanted something SO BADLY and I knew the only way for that to happen was to change my way of living. That’s the case presently. What I want is obtainable, but I need to kick my butt and sort it out because I am the only one standing in my way!

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught my huge (and slightly difficult to keep up with) chat about diets and weightloss I accidentally started last night. I must say, although I had a tough time keeping up with everyone’s tips and information on my phone, it was really useful and I have come away from it feeling more positive and motivated than I ever have been before. It’s nice to know that the twitter and parent blogger community is so friendly and encouraging – it makes me feel a bit warm and fuzzy inside, I’m definitely proud to be a part of this community.

So there are a few main things that I want to concentrate to changing to begin with.

I’ll be writing about them as part of a series and I really hope you’ll be there to help me along and motivate me – I WILL need it!

As well as posts about myself, my goals and my history, I will also be:

Joining in with the Weigh, Lose or Stay linky run by Laura.

Writing Top Tips for Lifestyle Changes – from diet and exercise, to relaxing, how to be organised and stay on top of money and everything else that crops up in my life. (There’s a lot I intend to do!)

Meal planning – weekly meal plans, shopping lists, recipes ideas, great tips/tricks of the trade (I suppose that’s part of above)

And loads more.

I’m so excited to get the ball rolling on this and I am, admittedly, a little nervous about the HUGENESS of what I am embarking on but I really hope that as well as helping myself, I’ll be able to maybe help a few others along the way.

Please leave me a comment, I really want to know your thoughts and opinions on this! I’m interested to hear any top tips you have for beginners’ diets, meal planning, exercise, relaxation, sleep tips – ANYTHING.

Thanks for reading!

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.


  • Laura's Lovely Blog

    i’m so glad you will be joining in with the linky. But don’t be ashamed I think sometimes we have to prioritise being a parent for a while and we put ourselves in the back seat. Good luck and I look forward to reading more x

    • Lukeosaurus And Me

      Yes, I’m excited to record my results as well as see how you and others are doing. It’s a really great idea. I think I just ended up in a deeper rut than I anticipated I’d be and I just make things impossible for myself. Xx

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    That’s just as well because I WILL be messaging you often, probably begging for more willpower lol. Xx

  • Annabel (Tickle Fingers)

    Good luck with it all. But in all of this, make sure you’re not too down on yourself. We can’t be/do everything all of the time. Great that there are changes you want to make – go for it – but also recognise the great things you are already doing in your life and pat yourself on the back.

    • Lukeosaurus And Me

      Thanks Annabel 🙂 I do find it hard to give myself a positive word from time to time, I think that’s something women have adopted for no real reason! But I will most definitely be celebrating achievements- big or small and trying to keep a nice little balance. Fingers crossed!! Xx

  • Lins @Boo & Maddie

    Well done on wanting to make a change – it’s the age old adage but that’s the hardest part. You know you’ll do whatever you feel comfortable with and I really look forward to seeing your journey. I’ve been there in the past and knew for a long time I wanted to get in better shape, gradually over time I lost the weight and never went back. Very excited for you X #BigFatLinky

    • Lukeosaurus And Me

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to documenting it, although a little scared about feedback from others and trying to stick to everything! xx

  • martyn

    Great post. Starting it and having that mind set is the biggest thing and I’m sure you’ll do well. Stay positive with it. Look forward to finding out more. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week

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