How many of you are doing things just for you this season? Well I say, baby yourself, baby! It's time to think of yourself, how important and wonderful you are and remember to keep MOVING. I promise you'll feel better, look better, be more confident and know for one holiday season, YOU are in control.
Friends will always forgive you, but your body never, ever forgets little indiscretions. That extra piece of fudge no one saw you take - your upper arms remember; that extra helping of mashed potatoes with the Paula Deen sized serving of butter, your hips remember; the peanut butter m&m's put out for friends but you finished, your tummy remembers. Oh no, the body doesn't forget or forgive those things easily.
But, if you keep moving, walking, running, shuffling, getting on that dreaded boring treadmill, lifting weights during a commercial, parking a little farther from the mall door, walking with friends on weekend mornings or whatever it is you do to move, your body will forgive and forget those transgressions. Your body will love you for it and you will forgive yourself.
How else can you baby yourself? Get a pedicure (my all time favorite indulgence). Try acupuncture which is a wonderful and incredible healing methodology. Get a massage which are heavenly. Spoil yourself with that one indulgence you've wanted all year - YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Remember, you are beautiful and loving. This is why you think of others before you think of yourself. This is why you spent four hours on a pumpkin cheesecake and worried all night long because you didn't think it turned out (which it did and was YUMMY!). Turn that love to yourself and move, move, move that body. You are so worth it!
My wishes for you - May your butt look great in those skinny black jeans, may you look in the mirror every day and tell yourself "I am beautiful" and not follow it up with "I wish I had Jennifer Anniston's hair", may you sparkle and bedazzle at your company holiday party, may you run into an old friend you haven't seen in a while and she exclaims "OH MY GOD, you look awesome and you are just glowing! Girl, what are you doing?" And, may you reply, I'm babying myself, baby!
Love to you all,