Thursday, April 15, 2010

Taking Time for me, Thursdays.

I am a firm FIRM believer that you've got to take care of yourself in order to be even a semi good partner.... you've got to feel good inside and still do things for yourself, even if they are super tiny things like removing your toenail polish, women.... or shaving? men... i don't know what tiny thing makes men feel good even if they dread doing it.... but i'd imagine it would be something like shaving....

i know first hand, that when i feel ugly, it shows. my attitude is horrible and i'm just rotten.

i've felt extremely ugly lately.... well probably since i was pregnant with Lewie and especially after.... i have NOT been able to shed the c-section belly (YUCK!). i run on empty nearly every single day.... starbucks and clif bars are my fuel. i don't exercise. i don't realllly do anything for just ME.... so today.... today i decided that i'm going to make it a point to do a few things that i really enjoy, or things that make me feel pretty....

so first things first:

- this morning, i went to target this morning for the CR 2025 battery that i needed for the dvd remote so that i could actually watch (and do) my step aerobics.
- i did the aerobics for about 20 minutes and got extremely pooped.
- i blogged. i picked up taylor.
- i sat in the sun for an hour.... that's right.... 60 whole minutes while lewie slept!!! and then when i came inside, he was STILLL asleep....
- so i managed to take off my toenail polish that was actually CHIPPING off (jason hates feet, i probably made him hate mine 10 times as bad with CHIPPING toenail polish)....
- i cut my nails,
- put bleach strips on my teeth and then showered....
- THEN i went and picked up my 2nd trial pair of lenses from the eye dr....

it was a great day for me. i feel great and think that in turn, days like these will make me a much better partner.... i can't control my c-section belly (well i can, but only to a certain extent), but i'd better get working on it if i'd like to even THINK about stepping out in a 2 piece this summer....

what things do you like or LOVE to do that you don't get to do as often as you'd like??

5 comments:

Ms. Anthropy said...

I don't even remember, it's been too long.

Ashley King said...

there's a problem with that!!!!

stop and think about one thing that you WANT to do.... can you tell me that?

Ms. Anthropy said...

Do? Let's see... maybe find the words to post more often and then get them typed out and they still make sense.

Jenni Newman said...

I'd like a facial and because I'm frugal when it comes to spending money on myself I'd like to get it done at the beauty college. I'd like to get pedicures now that it's spring. I'd like to spend more time with my friends, like you. But because all of these things would take more time away from my family none of these ever happen. I already miss 10 hours a day, 50 hours a week or about 8 days a month without my family because of work. To voluntarily be away from them more than that tears me up. So my challenge is to incorporate them into my wants... I'm working on that... =)

Ashley King said...

Ms. Anthropy.... what stops you from doing that? you always make sense. even when you don't think you do.... you do.

Jenni.... i am agree with you completely. although, i wouldn't do the facial, i am in DESPERATE need of a pedicure.... i simply removed the toenail polish and cut my nails. no where in there did it say, i massaged my feet, cut my cuticles, and/or painted my toenails.... i WANT a pedicure badly.... no, i probably NEED one.... i don't have a lot of friends really.... well, very few close ones. i learned my lesson when the last one messed around with the bf. laaaame! BUT i do know the feeling of wanting to spend every minute possible with the hubby and family.... if i had to choose between going out and being with them, i usually choose being with them, or IF i choose otherwise, whatever it is i'm doing is just not as enjoyable as knowing i could be with them right at that moment, but instead i chose otherwise. does that make sense? or sound completely pathetic? it's probably both, but that's just how it is.... =) maybe we can start small, like running off for an hour for a pedicure and then running back home to the families.... maybe that will be the start to us spending time together, but not too much time away from them. =) what do you say? oooorrrr maybe we could take our girls with us, so that we're only away from the hubbies for a short time and not away from the kiddos at all? ;) (i don't mind the break from lewie) he's a handful and i'm never away from him for even a minute. haha.