DAY FOUR (via LIVING The Self-Care Challenge, Oct. 6-26, 2010)

I know I’m late with this post and technically it is Day 5 of the Challenge.

My Dad was visiting and we had a very unofficial Thanksgiving dinner with him tonight. The kids had a blast and my day was spent away from the computer (but not my phone).

I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this challenge. Back in June, I started to do 20 minutes of yoga immediately after waking. It was so invigorating that I stopped drinking coffee. My body grew stronger, my balance improved, and I was able to interact with my family in a more energetic way for the rest of the day. I was also walking almost a mile and a half. Then I was doing 40 minutes of Pilates during the kid’s nap time too. For the first time in my life, I was loving the way I felt and looked.

In July, my oldest daughter got sick, I had a toothache, and and and…. etc…. excuses excuses. I got out of the habit and stopped doing my morning yoga. Wanna know what happened? I got grumpy, stopped playing with my kids as much and went back to drinking coffee and soda. I gained weight (nearly 5 lbs in 43 days) as well.

This past week, I started back to my yoga routine. For one day. This next week though? Yoga. EVERY day. Next week? Yoga and walking. The next week? Yoga, walking, and Pilates. The next week? Yoga, walking, Pilates, and Wii in the evenings. For me. Because I deserve to feel and look good. FOR ME.

Join me! Take care of your body!

DAY FOUR Over the hump of week #1 of the 21 day self-care challenge! A worthy accomplishment! Most of us know the value of exercise for coping with stress. You deserve to be proud if you already exercise three times or more each week. Like many women, however, finding a significant block of time for exercise is one of life’s biggest challenges, especially if you have children or elderly parents in your care. Increasingly, research has shown that small bur … Read More

via LIVING The Self-Care Challenge, Oct. 6-26, 2010

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About Lauren Hale

Sassy, outspoken, laughing, football loving, F1 & MotoGP fanatic, self-described coffee snob, and bacon addicted Mama blogging about Postpartum Mood Disorders as she tries to figure out her new place in this world. C'mon along for the ride, won't ya?

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