You are probably asking yourself how I can make time for me and honestly, it isn't always easy. Start with something small, perhaps when your children are napping or at school you read a book that you have been meaning to pick up. I like to use this time to do some arm exercises and squats. Last year at this time, I couldn't do 1 single push up. Well, maybe 1 but that was it. Today, I am able to do 40 in a row. That didn't happen overnight. It took time but it was well worth it. Every other morning, I like to get out and walk 3-4 miles and enjoy the fresh air and cool breeze. With Oliver in tow, we do this and it is just another thing I do for me. I relish in the fact that I am fully capable to walk long distances and I want to pay homage to that by walking. I was reminded a few months ago that not everyone can walk and I, by not getting out and doing it, wasn't fully using my body for all that I could....tisk tisk tisk.
Another way that I like to make time for me is by having dates with my girlfriends. Sometimes we go out to lunch and sometimes we hit the park for a walk. I like to do this a few times a month, sans kids because girl talk is crucial to my psyche. I encourage you to call your bestie and make a date. You can thank me later.
I am working on my After-After and I am living each day to the fullest. My body and my mind couldn't be happier and my family, yeah they can feel it too!
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