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As I sit here, getting some much needed “ME time”, I realize that I have been neglecting myself.
● I haven’t had a structured workout routine since I was 5 months pregnant with Junior and my hips started to “pop and lock” as I walked on the treadmill.
● I eat whatever I can, whenever I can, from wherever I can and it usually ends up being fast and unhealthy.
● I admitted to Hubby this morning that I only wear a full face of makeup (which for me is eyeshadow and blush) to church and date night.
● I don’t even take the time to comb my hair on a regular basis. I just pull it up and keep it movin’. I got my hair done the other day (for the first time in a whole year) and it was so tangled the poor hairdresser could barely comb through it. Po’ thang must have been sweatin’ bullets.
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On this Mother’s Day, try to remember that it’s okay to take care of yourself all year long. That doesn’t mean you have to spend goo gobs of money to do it. Just make sure you take the time to make yourself a priority every now and then. It is important to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. When you take care of yourself by:
● eating right – you don’t have to hire a personal chef, just make sure to include fresh fruits, veggies and other whole foods in your daily diet
● exercising – you don’t have to join an exclusive gym (or any gym, for that matter), just walk the track at your local high school or walk around your neighborhood
● looking your best – you don’t have to hire a makeup artist, shop at a high end boutique or look like you’re about to hit the runway or red carpet, just wash your face and make sure your clothes are clean and wrinkle-free
● feeling your best – you don’t have to visit the spa on a biweekly basis, just run some hot water in the tub, place some candles around it and let Calgon take you away, until you hear..
then you will be able to give your family your BEST you all year long!
Happy Mother’s Day to the “best mom ever” – YOU!
Until next time-
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. (Proverbs 31:28, 30-31 NIV)