Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you find a way to take a little time for yourself? I would love to hear all about it! If you’re just joining us, we are working on taking better care of ourselves this year – becoming a happier, healthier you! It wasn’t until earlier this year when I realized that I could give myself permission to take a little time for myself. Taking better care of myself means that I will be taking better care of the ones I love! Everybody wins, but I went 32 years without realizing that. I am so happy to be on this journey with you!
I’ve been trying to stay busy while my Beloved is deployed this summer, and this past weekend I started tackling my first big deployment project – removing the wallpaper from our master bath. I watched old episodes of What Not to Wear on my iPad while I worked, and I had fun!
Aiden helped me finish up this morning when the boys came home from a weekend with their dad. I had only a small part left, and he was a big help!
Now I need to do a little clean-up around the trim and mirror, fill in a couple of holes, and prep the walls to be painted. Eeeeeek! I love painting! I’ll be trying to find the perfect paint color this week. The stone tile has a gray and slight purple-ish tint to it. I’d love to find a paint color that would be soothing and spa-like, and that will complete our little master retreat. Do y’all have any suggestions for me? Do you have a favorite soothing paint color? I would love to hear any advice that you have for me!
I absolutely love pouring myself into making our house a home, especially while my Beloved is away. It helps me to keep my mind and hands busy while Joe is deployed. I still worry and think about him every minute of the day, but I feel so much healthier when I take the time to do something for me. Doing projects around our house is a big way of accomplishing that for me, and our bathroom looks better already!
Our boys are trying to convince me to try out for their favorite show – American Ninja Warrior. Their confidence in me is so sweet, and I’ll treasure it forever, even if I never become a Ninja. I’m still doing AKT in Motion videos almost every morning (6 out of 7 days last week), and I’m still loving the results that I’m seeing from these quick and challenging workouts!
I also had a wonderful time with my sister this past weekend! We went to see The Fault in Our Stars on Friday night, and then we spent Saturday afternoon lounging by her apartment pool. That was such a relaxing time – chatting, resting, dipping into the pool, and flipping over to get our backs. I didn’t realize how much I needed that time with my sister!
Going to the pool meant that I got to wear my retro swimsuit! Never before have I had a swimsuit that I actually looked forward to wearing! It covers up everything that I want, but I also feel comfortable and classic. That, my friends, is a first! If you’re struggling to find a swimming suit, I highly recommend trying something vintage-inspired! I found mine on Amazon, but they are currently out of stock. I’ve seen many fabulous swimming options at ModCloth.com.
How are you taking a little time for yourself? I would love to keep in touch this week as we work together to take better care of ourselves! You can find me on Facebook and Instagram, and don’t forget to check out our Pinterest group board ~ Taking Care of Ourselves!
Let’s do this, my friends! I’m going to try really hard to take better care of myself while my Beloved is deployed, but I could use your help. We can take just a little time to care for ourselves, and we’ll be stronger wives, moms, and friends because of it! You’re not alone… We can do this together!
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