A brand new year, a blank page, a chance to try to achieve new goals. January is a brilliant time to assess one’s life and make a few adjustments. It doesn’t have to be dramatic and huge, but a few little changes can make all the difference.
For me, I like to look at the home, and change a few things up. With this in mind, I headed to my local TK Maxx store to see what they had in that day to help me make my new year a better one. With three key goals, I wanted to pamper myself, eat better and get fitter…. Easy right?
This year, I want to set aside more time for me. Long luxurious baths, scented oils and candle light. I suppose giving myself some important headspace, using my bath time ritual as a form of meditative practice. I want to feel cared for, like I would do in a spa.
So, starting in the bathroom section at TK Maxx, I discovered soft fluffy bath towels at half of the RRP, white bath sheets for that ‘hotel spa’ look and a pretty duck egg blue ones with a graphic floral print. In the toiletries department I found all the bath oils and candles a girl could wish for…. Now I just need to get a lock on that bathroom door of mine!
That’s my outside and head sorted, what about the inside. This year I want to eat better, look after my body. I want to cook nourishing stews and salads, a lavish meals for friends. Feasting well this year is one of my main aims. But I realised when looking at my kitchen tools, everything was in a sorry state. My knives were old and blunt, and my pans were falling to bits. How could I cook better if my utensils weren’t up to the job?
Heading to the kitchen department I found pots, pans, knives, chopping boards, utensils – everything! All at a great price and perfect for what I would need. I choose a large stainless steel saucepan, perfect for cooking soups, pasta and rice dishes. Two excellent, chef quality, knives. A marble chopping board and copper can opener (for the ultimate stylist kitchen!). This little lot came to just under £50, but will last me for years.
This year I will become a yogi. I plan to take regular yoga classes, and to practice regularly at home. I have noticed that I’m not as sprightly as I used to be, and even getting down onto the floor to play with the boys is sometimes hard. Stretching is the key to longevity, I truly believe that.
In my local TK Maxx store, they had a great range of activewear. I found a new yoga mat for stretching and pair of hand weights for some resistance training. I also treated myself to some new leggings and a sports bra too. And for my morning smoothing a sachet of Organic Womens Mix which contains added ingredients of goji berries, shatavari herbs and more. I have no more excuses, I just need to do the work out!
Shopping at TK Maxx has saved me time and money, finding all that I needed in one store and with a big saving too.
What are you New Year, New You plans for 2017? I’d love to know.
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