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I’m having one of¬†those mornings. I told my son to stop smiling at me, ate a waffle RIGHT after chugging my green juice, and feel really really evil. Because I’m super tired. Super super super. Tired.

But instead of sitting here and being a total drag and complaining about random things that are currently irritating me, I thought I’d thank myself.

Why?

Because we all deserve a big Thank You once in a while. We thank other people profusely, don’t we? Thank you for coming over. Thank you for putting your dishes away. Thank you for not picking your nose. But when’s the last time you gave yourself a nice pat on the shoulder and said, Thank YOU?

So, I’m thanking me for:

  • being so close to my wedding weight. I did this all by myself and I feel great about it.
  • being a psychotic mother to my son. It’s awesome and the best thing I do every is take care of him.
  • figuring out what I want “to be” in life and plotting a path to achieve it.
  • learning to be kinder to myself. It was a long time coming.

What are you thanking yourself for today?

 


Good  morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.

We are up and at ’em far too early this morning. Eli slept pretty poorly last night; I think I actually got out of bed and fed him/soothed him back to sleep at 8:30, 10, 2am, and somewhere between 5:30-6. However, in between then, he must have cried here and there, because hubs would tap me and say “Should I go check on him?” Bless him for offering, but I didn’t hear any crying and I was sleep-grooving. Suffice to say, when Eli trumpeted his serious awakeness this morning with a full out diaper catastrophe, I knew there was no going back. So I bit the bullet and…

Showered

Folded a load of laundry

Put clean clothes on myself

And headed downstairs to hit the kitchen while the boys stayed upstairs getting ready.

Today, we both started with lukewarm lemon water.

I sipped on that while making hubs some breakfast/feeding Eli a bottle. Then it was juice time.

This blend was two small apples, a lemon, romaine heart, and swiss chard. It was a horrible brown/green color, but the taste was very good, especially since I keep all the produce in the fridge, so it was nice and cool.

I’ve been trying to be more present when I feed myself these days, and really feel how different foods affect me. For example, yesterday I ate this amazing kale salad for lunch:

Almost immediately after eating, I felt very calm and satisfied. My mouth had a slightly sweet and pleasant taste in it, and my belly felt comfortable and not at all bloated. I believe I ate this salad around 12:30pm and I didn’t get hungry again until close to 6pm, which is unusual for me. I had no urge to snack at all.

This morning after my juice, I may have felt a little energy buzz, but it was Eli who got me outside for a walk. He was being really fussy, which means he needs a nap, and usually the only way to soothe him is to go for a walk. It’s been so insanely hot here though, that midday walks are not a good idea, so I decided to hit the pavement around 8:20. It was already well into 80s!

I felt pretty good though, and let the sun soak into my skin, enjoyed the light breeze, and had some thankful thoughts for my family and their health, my beautiful son who fell asleep halfway through the walk after some adorable cooing, and for the opportunity to be able to spend this day with him in our beautiful home. It’s very easy for me to be sarcastic, cynical, and critical – so rarely do I take a moment to reflect on how many things I am thankful for. I’m trying to be better about that and reflect daily.

Have a wonderful day!