I spent a little time thinking about my post yesterday and how to combat it. I am not in a position to go out and change my wardrobe or get an expensive hair cut and color or the typical retail therapy. Instead I am left to my own devices. So here is what I have come up with:
- Exercise every day. Even if it means running around the house for 10 minutes with the girls... then I'll take it. Maybe it will make me interested in actually doing REAL exercise (which I am not a huge fan of).
- Cutting out carbs and sugar again. It worked last year (I lost over 25 pounds) and hopefully it will work again.
- Taking five minutes in the morning to look at myself in the mirror. Not to shun myself for being a mess but to think about *myself* before I walk out the door. I am not sure that I will get to this every day but I'm going to try.
- The biggest one I am going to try to tackle is to lead by example. I don't want my kids to grow up and remember their Mom not liking herself. So I want to exercise with them and cook healthy food with them and talk about positive body image with them. I want them to remember learning healthy choices from me... not apathetic ones.
If anyone has any other ideas or thoughts feel free to share!