Up until about 2 years ago you would not catch me walking out of the house unless I was fully dressed, hair done, make up done unless it was an emergency and that would only be if I had been sleeping. I got up each morning, showered, got dressed and got my makeup on. I went to the gym and ate healthy and was at a normal average weight. I ate normal meals, like breakfast, lunch and dinner and didn’t binge eat at night. I kept this up even when I was pregnant and going to school along with taking care of the house cooking meals, grocery shopping ect. I was sleeping normal hours, not that I have ever slept “normal” hours, I have always been a go to bed late type of person but I was getting more then 3-4 hours of sleep a night. I didn’t drink coffee because I did not need the caffeine boost, I drank it occasionally because I liked it.
Fast forward to now, I am 30 pounds overweight (I can not believe I just publicly said that), I have not on a regular basis gotten dressed and done my hair and make up. My hair about 95% of the month is in a pony tail, unless of course I have somewhere that I have to go where I need to be fully dressed. Heck there are some days I don’t even get a chance to shower. I have not been to the gym in forever, and my eating habits…well breakfast and lunch have not been on the menu in a while. I normally eat dinner and then when I am up late at night I snack and well we all know where that leads. As for coffee, my days have been starting and ending with is so I have the energy and I can stay awake and make it through the day. Along the way somewhere I have lost “me”, the kids, the house (now that hubby’s working again the majority is falling on my shoulders), the blog and life in general have been pushed to the front while I push myself to the back burner and it is not working any more.
I want the “Me” back, I want to be happy with me and how I look and take time for me again. I am sure I am not alone in this that as a mom I put everyone else’s needs and wants in front of my own and that is what has lead me to where I am now. I am taking a stand and getting me back. I know it means I will have to get up early so I can get to the gym before hubby leaves for work which is way early but it is worth is to bring the me back. I need to start taking a little time each day, even if it is just 20 minutes to have time for me. I need to start getting a shower each and everyday and getting dressed each day.
If you too have lost yourself, I challenge you to do the same and get yourself back just like I am going to do!
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