OK… this post is later than I’d planned, but it’s still January, so I’m counting it as a win.
I am committing to more selfcare in 2019. I can hear you now “Oh, Liz, this is great! What kind of workouts are you doing? Have you picked a diet plan? I’ve heard Keto is great.” SLOW DOWN. My plan does include physical fitness and, hopefully, weight loss, but my focus is broader than that. It’s the little things to make the normal days a little better for ME. And, when things start adding up, I will be a better Liz. I think.
As the mother of four amazing, busy, active kids, taking care of myself isn’t always easy. I’ve put my own self-care on the back burner for long enough, though, and I can’t continue to pour from an empty cup! I’m not making promises that I can’t keep. No unattainable resolutions for me this year. I’m just setting goals to level-up my selfcare – which honestly shouldn’t take much effort since I’m basically starting at zero.
So, what are my little things? Right now, the list looks like this…
- Wash my face sometimes, like once a week would be a good start.
- Shave my legs more often, when I feel like it.
- Exercise, any at all.
- Annual physical and blood work, revolutionary.
- Meatless Mondays, for fun and variety.
- Make more food from scratch / reduce the store bought snacks
- Purge and organize my clothes
- Get rid of shit (Another post coming soon, ish.)
I haven’t washed my face yet this year. I have shaved my legs once. No, twice. (Wow. I’m killing it.) My kids were sick with various viruses so I’ve only gotten to the gym twice. (I squeezed in 30 minutes with a coworker today!) I have a doctor’s appointment scheduled for March. I’ve got two big laundry baskets of kids’ clothes to donate or sell. We have already had two successful Meatless Mondays.
This isn’t a new year’s resolution, it’s step one. I need to take care of myself, for myself, and for my family. This won’t change overnight, but I’ve started. I’ve started.