Sunday, October 05, 2008
And be your biggest cheerleader!
After being a wife and a mother for over 20 years, I'm so out of practice in taking care of myself... and it shows! I've finally decided that I need to take care of me, too, so this morning, after my long soak in the tub, I spent some time slathering myself in body lotion (never did that before!) and cherishing each part of me in the process! The more I did it, the better I felt about myself, so I think I might be on to something! Nature knows, I've been really negative since I had to send hubby away, and having pms and getting my period again when I thought I was past that hasn't helped much, so I certainly needed some coddling and encouragement, even if just from myself! Or maybe I should say, and especially from myself, because no one else can change my mindset and my mood like I can!
I've also decided that I'm going to eliminate white foods from my diet... so no more white bread, white rice and especially white sugar! I've gone to honey for my tea, finally, after fighting it for so long... doesn't mean that I'm not going to treat myself once in a while to a wonderful Starbucks coffee with cream and sugar, just means that I'm going to save that treat for once a weekend and be good the rest of the week! Wow, this healthy lifestyle change is not easy, but I'm confident in the end it is going to be well worth it!