Mother’s Day is just around the corner. For many it’s an exciting day that reminds us to give thanks and appreciation to the mothers in our lives. It could be your own Mother’s Day as a parent, the one day a year to really show your aunty how much she means to you, or you might be planning to spoil your own mum on this special day.
Whether you are celebrating yourself, your mum or another special female figure, remember that the obvious gift of chocolates might not always be the best gift to give. Instead why not ask for or show your support by helping yourself or your mum keep to her weight-loss plan this year… After all, celebrating Mother’s Day doesn’t have to result in a diet sabotage.
Here are some top tips to help YOU enjoy YOUR special day without losing sight of YOUR end goal. (Psst, why not send this blog to your nearest and dearest ahead of time as a hint?).
Capture the years
Create a personalised photobook – capture the joy of motherhood at different stages of her life. This personal touch will melt any mums heart.
Time is priceless
Spend some quality “us” time – block out a few hours and simply go out and get some fresh air together. Take a long walk, catch up and even stop for a cup of coffee. Quality time is priceless, and you should spend it with people you love.
If you are on a budget, you can always buy her some bath salts or aromatherapy items so she can pamper herself at home. She will appreciate the relaxation time. Or if your funds enable it, you can visit a Spa together and enjoy a pamper session.
Stock up on her favourite Foodpacks
Help at home
Finish all the household chores. Why not put on a wash, empty the dishwasher, dust and hoover around the house. This will help free up some time for her to relax on her special day. (This tip is also helpful all year round, not just on Mother’s Day).
Gifts from the heart
She may not have hit her goal weight yet, but there’s no stopping you buying her a new bag, scarf, shoes or jewellery. Accessorise to the max! You can even make a day of it at a shopping centre or browse online if she prefers.
To all our LighterLife Mums out there, we hope you have the best day surrounded by love and support. Although you may be on plan this year, just visualise the person you’ll be in just 12 short months, looking and feeling your absolute best!
Happy Mother’s Day all!