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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Build 'Em Up Series: Remembering You!

November 10, 2006 was the day that forever changed my life. I gave birth to my son, Adrian. Since then, I have been Mama, Mommy or Mom. It has definitely been the most difficult and memorable journey of my life. I love my son but in the process of becoming a mom, the real me has disappeared. I used to be thinner, do my hair, wear make-up, dress-up and wear heels. Now, I throw on the first thing I find, haven't worn make-up in weeks and live in flats. I feel like I cannot find time for myself but somehow always have time to coordinate Adrian's outfits and make sure he gets out for play and exercise. I know most of it is laziness, I do not want to get up an extra hour early!

I was reading Kelly's blog today, Kelly's Korner, and she has a new series called "Build 'Em up," meant to empower women to better themselves. Today's topic is "Remembering you" and I have had a moment. That moment when you realize that you need to change something. I had that. So my fellow mom bloggers, I am taking this post as a challenge to Remember myself. Starting today, I will do the following:

1. Get up an hour earlier and dress up! Wear those heels that have been collecting dust in the closet!
2. Take an hour off of being a mom when we get home and do some form of exercise, whether its walking or yoga or swimming!
3. Watch what I eat, NO MORE JUNK!
4. I am going to go buy makeup. Yes, I am going to go out and only buy something for ME!

I am tired of what I see in the mirror everyday! I am going to better myself which I know will make me a better mom. New me, here I come.........

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  3. Oh my. This makes the whole thing worth it. My prayer is that ONE person, always one person gets impacted by my blog (or our blog series - so maybe it was Kelly's)... but any way it happened. I am thrilled. You'll do great! It's so hard to make time but oh so worth it. You're a great mom.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely words. It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

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  4. You can do it! It really is important to take care of ourselves as moms and once you start t will get easier. Way to go for being brave enough to make a change.

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  5. Love that you were inspired and let me just say that getting up and getting ready changes my whole day. It puts me in a different mood, completely. You deserve it! Thanks for sharing and for linking up!

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  6. Ida-I know what you mean. When my kids were younger my hair was always in a ponytail....cotton t shirts ...total mommy garb. My sis was like what's wrong with you? You used to look better.

    Well....I've learned it's a phase that we all go through. Now my sis is in that phase- she has 2 little ones lol. Good luck and happy makeup shopping - that's the funniest part!

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  7. Hey Ida! Great post! As I sit here in my Mom Uniform of yoga pants and pony tail I applaud you from the bottom of my tennis shoes! Your resolution coupled with something I heard on the radio today has given me my next blog topic :o)

    Thanks for your stopping by my blog as well. We blended families provide fun blog material!

    Can't wait to read more! You are on my reader now! Take care!
    Shannon

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  8. Thank you for visiting my blog!

    I totally feel this post right now. I haven't done anything in so long...before I had my son I had lost a lot of weight, I was dressing better (I've always had low self-confidence) and I was just feeling so good for the first time in a long time. Now I feel fat and I don't dress up and I just feel gross. I hope to do things differently too. :)

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