Lifestyle: Ready for Summer

I’m a little eager in declaring summer, but I’m definitely ready for it. I feel like I hide in winter…I used to love wrapping up, coats, scarves, crunchy leaves, snow, wearing boots, but in recent years, I’ve started to avoid leaving the house, and pile layers on when I do have to go out. Summer is definitely my time of year and I can’t wait.

With the recent ‘heatwave’, I’ve cracked out my summer wardrobe and have been enjoying the amazing weather. The shorts and t-shirts are out of storage and the doc martens have been replaced with my favourite turquoise tie-dye Converse. I definitely feel more like myself when the weather is warmer, happier and more energised. Perhaps I’ve been suffering from SAD all winter, but I’m going to make the most of the next few months of warmer weather and longer days…if only Kettering was a beach town!

To add to my lighter and fresher feeling, I’ve also had a major (for me!) hair update. Gone is the bleach, and my amazing stylist has taken my hair back to it’s natural dark blonde. Last year, I attempted to lighten my hair with a natural, vegetable dye from our local health shop. As you can imagine, it didn’t go well (hello yellow hair!). Luckily, I managed to get it calmed down at the hairdresser and have been light blonde since. I’m pretty lazy when it comes to my hair, so I’ve been wanting to go back to my original colour for a while. I’m so glad I did – It’s still has touches of blonde, but more natural and much less maintenance. I feel like my old self again and can’t believe that my hair has such an impact on my mood and confidence.

I’m also upping my health goals now I’m feeling less like hibernating – we recently started on Insanity Max 30, which is a really amazing kind of hell…you know the sort, you feel on top of the world and completely destroyed at the same time. I’ve just treated myself to a Fitbit in an attempt to track my healthy habits and encourage a more active lifestyle. I’m sure I’ll review it when I’ve had it a little while, but so far it’s very impressive!

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