When I became a mother for the first time in 2001 I was overjoyed and the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. My 2001 baby was my sunshine, I sang, read, danced, talked and lived for him.
As soon as my son was born, I completely forgot about myself… quite surprising for someone most people would consider selfish by nature.
After all, I’m an only child and I was married 5 years before I became pregnant. My husband and I were used to having lots of disposable income and lots of time to ourselves to enjoy it. I always looked my best and dressed to impress.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant, the focus shifted from me, to my new baby. I spent only on things for him, I saved EVERY extra penny we made during my pregnancy in preparation for staying at home with him. I had planned to quit my job or try to work out something from home, but as it turned out, the company busted with a lot of other dot coms.
I went home and waited the last 3 weeks at home, gaining weight and being to lazy to properly care for my teeth and diet. Vowing the weight would come off with the impending birth.
My son was born and
I NEVER looked in the mirror – my poor husband!
I NEVER put my baby down – EVER!!
I NEVER did anything for myself, save a nightly shower.
I totally let myself go… you don’t want to know where.
Over the past five years since he’s been born, I’ve tried several times to lose weight and even more importantly, keep my look up without any real consistency – It seems like such a high hill to climb now.
This blog is a way for me to catalog my success and investment in myself. The past few months since my 2006 baby I’ve been trying to keep up with my beauty regime (to be detailed in another post) and with my tea consumption.
Self care is important and necessary for a woman’s well being. I vow to care for myself and my body anew.
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