Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time Out Tuesday?

A friend of mine, Amy from Involuntary Smiles, has created her own Meme.  She calls it "Time Out Tuesday."  She wants us to take time out for ourselves and then share what we did.  I love this idea, mostly because it gives us incentive to be good to ourselves.  And really shouldn't we always do this??  She will be hosting this Meme each Tuesday and keeps the linky open til Saturday.  You can link up any day until then.

Monday was our last day of Spring break.  I did a lot of running around and was very thankful for leftovers.  I watched Dancing with the Stars, and that, for me is a treat.  It was also all I was capable of.

Tuesday I have a standing "just for me" appointment.  I go to Weight Watchers.  It is how I have lost 30 pounds and fully intend on losing 10 more.  I go and weigh in, and sit in the meeting with my amazing leader.  I always laugh and have a good time.  This week, after WW, I wanted to go to Ross to look for some capris.  It occurred to me as we were about to hit 90 + temps that I have no shorts.  None.  I gave them to my mom.  She wouldn't have any either if I had not done this.  You see, we are so good to ourselves that we are getting healthier.  Collectively we have lost over 70 pounds!!  Anyderail, we ended up not at Ross, but Burlington Coat Factory instead.  It's dangerous in there!  I tried on a lot of clothes.  It was lots of fun.  And because I truly needed clothes, I treated myself to this outfit.
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And well, a new outfit requires a new purse!

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I got out of there before buying the wallet.  It doesn't always have to be something to be bought.  Although I do admit, that is lots of fun!!  It can be other types of reward.  Another such reward was a new appointment I have set for myself.  Wednesday mornings.  On Wednesday mornings I will be going walking with my BF Emmy!  We did it for the first time yesterday.  We had a blast.  Fun while exercising?  Who knew?  Which reminds me of Friday's.  This is MY Zumba day.  I Zumba with my mom.  We have a great time there.  Lots of laughing.  Mostly at ourselves.  As I thought about this post, I was surprised at how much I am finally taking care of me.  If I take care of me, I will be a better wife and mother.  I liken it to the emergency instructions on the airplanes.  When those oxygen masks fall, who are we supposed help first?  OURSELVES!  We can't help our children if we are lacking oxygen.  Yes, we want to save our babies and our mind is brought to their needs and lives.  But we must be able to help them, and to do that we need to take care of ourselves first. 

What have you done for yourself? 

10 comments:

Emmy said...

This has been a good week for you. And yes I am so excited about our walking appointments :)
Love love the capris and the purse!!

Cheeseboy said...

Hey, my sister is a leader at WW. I wonder if it is the same one?

I didn't Zumba at all this week. Hm...

mormonhermitmom said...

You are doing really well!

I haven't figured out how to take care of myself in a way that doesn't involve giving up more sleep. I'm sure if I actually exercised, I'd sleep better, but giving up another hour of sleep in the morning to exercise hasn't been working for me.

Linda Medrano said...

You look adorable in that outfit! Slim, Honey! Wow! I love that you are doing such great things for you! You deserve the good stuff!

Nicole said...

OH. MY. GOSH. I want the purse :)

Cherie said...

Good for you on your weight loss and taking care of yourself. It is the one thing that all women/mom's need to do and alot of time do not!

cute outfit and purse!!

MiMi said...

I'm jealous. I want all of that stuff! New outfit and purse!

Ms.Wasteland said...

Love the outfit and the purse. Congrats on losing all that weight and sticking with it. I know it's not easy.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

You're looking fabulous! Congratulation on the weight loss and overall health. I have serious junk food issues I am working on.

I love the overall message of this post!

blueviolet said...

You are so cute!!!! I'm so glad you're feeling great, and that you're treating yourself to cute things.

I think we have a Ross here. Now I need to investigate it!