I am sure you have noticed a new look around here. I have received so many compliments already and it has only been up for a few weeks. My friend Shannon was kind enough to give me a more of an every day look after the amazing job that she did on my holiday blog design. If you have been kicking around the idea of a new design for your blog, I highly recommend Shannon. She was so extremely patient with me and also put up with my control-freakish personality while working on the new blog design! Shannon is extremely creative, talented, sweet, and kind!! I honestly don't think she ever sleeps, I received so many emails from her at all hours of the night. I just don't know how she does it while trying to take care of an adorable toddler. She is amazing! Thank You Shannon for once again making my blog look so pretty!!
Speaking of new looks, I realized recently that I have become "that" Mom who has let herself go a bit and I do not like her one bit. I always, always, always would say that it wouldn't never happened to me, and well, it has. I don't take care of myself like I used to and I really do need to make a few changes. So for the new year, I am challenging myself to make a few changes in my life. I did manage to lose a few pounds before the holidays with the help of the South Beach Diet, however, need to get back to it starting Monday to lose a few more. Nothing major, just a few so I can feel a little better about myself and finally fit into a few more pre-pregnancy pants that seem to be collecting dust in my closet. I haven't bought any new pants since having Jillian simply because I am determined to fit back into the old ones. I am also determined to go back to the gym. I am fortunate enough to work for a company that has a full service gym inside of our building, however, I need to make an effort to actually go!!! My lunch hours are so much more precious now as a Mom than they ever used to be. I find myself running errands on my lunch hour and taking advantage of my time without having to drag around a baby. My goal is to at least hit the gym two of the three days that I work and leave myself one day to run errands. Seems like a good plan to me, let's see if I can implement it!!!!
In an effort of trying to improve myself, I have been also on the hunt for a new foundation and moisturizer. If you use one that you absolutely love, please let me know! I am open to suggestions!! I have been researching mineral based foundations for more coverage so I am very curious about them in particular.
As for a moisturizer, this Mommy is not getting any younger, and I need to get a little more serious with my moisturizer. I am really looking for one that smooths out your skins texture while fighting wrinkles. I also seriously need to start waking up earlier and doing my hair again. I swear all I wear is pony tails lately. Why is it that your hair always seems to be the last priority as a Mom? That always seems to be the first thing I eliminate if I am cruched for time because it is so easy just to put it up in a pony tail. I find myself hitting snooze more often in the morning when I really should be getting up earlier for work and doing my hair. As I am laying in bed, those extra minutes of sleep seem so precious, however, when I am actually sitting at my desk at work, I curse myself on being so lazy. It's a vicious cycle with me lately and I need to end it.
Speaking of beauty, I had a fun day of pampering at our MOPS meeting. A local salon donated their services to our MOPS meeting today and did every ones nails, hair and make up. It was so much fun and it was nice to have a morning of pampering!!! I have been to two meetings so far and have really enjoyed myself. So thank you Andrea for welcoming me to your group!!!!!
I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend and getting our house in order. This is our first weekend since Christmas that we haven't had any major plans so I am looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend with my family. I hope you all have a relaxing weekend too. Stay warm!!!!