Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had an excellent Christmas and New Years! I can’t believe it has been a little over 2 MONTHS since I have blogged! Shame on me, but life has been exciting and BUSY! Bean is almost 7 months old, scary to think about actually, and growing, learning and continually amazing me.
But before I give you an update of what’s going on in my personal life, I wanted to tackle an issue that has been bugging me. I continuously see on Facebook and Pinterest, memes that say “Real Women Have Curves” and “When Did This Become Hotter Than This?”. My answer to that is, NEVER! Real women have curves, real women have flat bums, real women have saggy boobs, real women have unbelievably perky boobs, real women are thin, real women are tall, real women are short, have scars, have cellulite, are toned, have stretch marks, some have not one stretch mark, bounce back after child-birth, take 10 years to get their pre-pregnancy body back. Real women come in all shapes, sizes, colors and weights. Skinny girls never became hotter than curvy girls and curvy girls never became hotter than skinny girls. Everyone women is beautiful in their own way. Some women would die for an @ss like JLo, but will never be able to achieve it. And what you look like on the outside does not define how beautiful you are. You can have the prettiest face, hair, legs, bum, abs, arms and whatever else and be ugly on the inside. True beauty comes from inside, and no one gets to tell me how beautiful I am by the amount I curves I was blessed with.
Our society places too much priority on looks. You never know what that person you envy went through to look the way she does. Maybe she has hair extensions, maybe she works out every single day for 2 hours, maybe she has an eating disorder, maybe she starves herself, maybe maybe maybe. What you need to do…is be happy with yourself the way you look. Put more focus on your health and the rest will follow. Be healthy so you can keep up with your kids, grandkids, husband, boyfriend, friends, dogs, and the list goes on. Take the time to focus on healthy eating and exercise. Exercise doesn’t have to include going to the gym, go to the park with the kids and do the monkey bars, go swimming, skating, tobogganing, running, surfing, take the dog for a walk, push your baby in a stroller. Do things you enjoy. Instead of heading the McDonald’s to celebrate a big win at your child’s hockey game, go home and promise to make their favorite healthy dish. I know it doesn’t sound as enticing or “cool” but when your children look back they will be thankful one day.
Now that I have that off my chest I will give you a little update on my life! Like I said Bean will be 7 months on the 19th! She is sitting, just about crawling, has 4 teeth (yes 4!), talking (no not for real, more like babbling), and makes me smile day after day! We are still exclusively breastfeeding, and I truly love it. Christmas was so much more fun this year with her.
Since it is the new year I thought I would also share my resolutions with you!
1) BLOG MORE! I sincerely apologize for not getting my fingers typin’ more often, but now that the holiday season is over, I will be on here more. It is a great outlet for me to share my journey.
2) Do more cardio and get into superwoman shape. This one isn’t really by choice :). My family has registered as a team for the Spartan race, so if I want to survive I best get at it.
3) Spend more time with family. Since Bean has come along, I have truly realized the importance of family. Not that I didn’t before, but children bring something out in you that make you realize how important family is.
What are your New Years Resolutions??