{ taking care of ME }

So pretty much the entire past 2 months I've been taking care of people....my kiddos who were sick in March, my grandfather who was in the hospital at the beginning of April back east, my dad who had surgery at the end of April, my mom who has been going crazy due to her father & husband's recent hospital stays, racers, elderly neighbors, etc.

On Mother's Day I was whooped. And fried. {Nothing like traveling home w/ two grouchy& stomach bug sick kids in the car, from putting on a 24 hour adventure race on Mother's Day to cheer ya up! ;) } But the race was over. Gramp is back home getting better, my dad is healing and getting stronger everyday and got great pathology results back last week, my kids are on the mend....but I'm not. I have an eye infection (that I neglected for almost a month and now need steroids to treat); I have a rash on my back from lord knows what (stress?!?!) that I need to see the doctor about; I've been overdue for my cancer checkup/bloodwork with the oncologist for months now; I hadn't had a pedicure since I went to Mexico in November; I need to get a funny mole checked out by my dermatologist; I need a massage to ease my achy body; I need to lose the 5lbs I gained from "stress" eating in the past month and I needed to start working out on a regular basis again.

I basically decided I needed to press "restart." Unfortunately I can't jet away to here for a week, but I could fit all of the above needed things in at home. So, I decided that the next 2 weeks are going to be dedicated to self-care. One thing a day written into my momME planner. I scheduled a follow up eye appointment and checkups with my other doctors. I scheduled a colon cleanse. I am going to buy myself some of flowers at the farmers market this week. I scheduled in workouts and bought Tracy Anderson's new DVD that I vow to do every day with a vengence. I ordered up the BluePrint 3 day Juice Cleanse that I am going to do next week. I planned out all healthy meals and no eating out. I'm scheduled for a pedicure (purple toes in case you are wondering). I am going to drink a billion gallons of water and detox off the diet coke that I have been consuming far too frequently lately. I'm going to go to hot yoga class and sweat out all of the toxins. And I'm going to write daily in my new gratitude journal that I won on Leslie's darling blog. I am going to splurge on a massage for myself. I am going to take of ME.

That's my plan and I'm sticking to it.

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kirwin said...

You deserve it! Let us know how the Blueprint Juice Cleanse is -- how it makes you feel, during and after. I've read about it, and was always curious!

Maybe after we get through selling this house, I should do a similar thing. Lord knows I deserve a massage. (not to mention detoxing from all the sugary substances I'm self-medicating with.)

ms. less is always more said...

Sounds good to me! I too have been eyeing those Tracy Anderson dvds... hard to justify with my gym membership, but I will be curious how you like them. Take care girl!

LobotoME said...

hi jill - tracy has some free videos on her website that you can "sample" - www.tracyandersonmethod.com and in the latest issue of Goop.

Heidi Lyn said...

Ohhh Good luck! I know you can do it and just think of how amazing you're going to feel when it's all done. Refreshing.

amy and ann said...

glad you are back in action! :) have you tried reflexology? I am just learning it and love it! i bet you woudl too....combined with hot yoga=happy stable mama!

:) amy

Meredith from PenelopeLovesLists said...

I like this plan very much! In fact, I'm right there with you with the Tracy Anderson workout. Starting today!

Thanks for the push in the right direction.

Jeanette said...

You reminded me of all the appointments I've been putting off - why do we do this? Also curious to see how the cleanse goes. I haven't exercised in 2 weeks - I didn't even realize, thanks. Enjoy.