Monday, April 2, 2012


I turned 35 a couple of weeks ago. The age factor didn't upset me at all, I'm totally fine with 35. Excited, even. What I realized though, is that I AM getting older, and it's a lot harder to get away with not taking good care of yourself.

When I don't sleep; I feel it a lot more than I would have 10 years ago. When I don't eat enough, I get irritable and tired. When I don't drink enough water, I feel sluggish and headachy. And when I don't exercise, the pounds pile on a LOT faster than they used to. Sadly, since the babies were born, I am quite guilty of neglecting all of these areas.

What I'm saying is this: 35 didn't make me sad about getting older, but it did make me really realize that it's time for some changes. I need to take a lot better care of myself.

This does not just mean exercise and weight loss, though those are a big part of it. I need to try and go to bed a little earlier (always hard since I relish the 2-3 hours of baby free time in the evening); I need to make sure I eat and drink enough water. And eat WELL, not just grab a granola bar. I need to try and find some more "me" time opportunities, even if it's just 30 minutes on the weekend; and finally, I do need to start exercising.

This will be my biggest change by far, but I think it's the most crucial. I need it for my physical and mental health. And I need to make it a priority. So, this week, I'm committing to exercising 3 times. Even if it's just a good long walk.

I want to be a good example to my girls. I want them to have a healthy, happy mom.

So here I go. Time to start making myself a bit more of a priority, so that I can be the best possible mom to these cuties :)