Thursday, February 4, 2010


Yesterday I read something that inadvertently called my attention to what I slob I have been lately. I know I have a 2 and a half month old baby, but really I have no excuse for some of my slovenly ways. I actually had a dream a couple weeks ago where my mom was YELLING at me (something she never does) to clean my house. I try, I just can't get it all clean at once.

I am still going to the gym at least 4 days a week, which is hard because I don't have access to a car during the day right now. Dan is commuting to Tempe every day, so his sister Amy has been really kind and gone out of her way to take me a few times. I can also go at night. This is the only thing I am doing for myself in the physical appearance category. I try never to look in a mirror- this is how I stay happy. Even at the gym I try to stand behind someone in zumba class so that I don't have to see the reflection of the mess that is me.
I only put makeup on once a week. (church)
It has been over a month since I did my eyebrows.
It has been over 5 months since any professional has touched my hair.
It has been over a year since I've painted my toenails...
until today.

This is my attempt at doing something for myself. Valentines Day is on the way, right? I went for red. It's pretty sloppy, but at least I tried, right?


Amanda said...

I know you well enough to know that you still look great!

Your mom and I were talking about you the other day. We decided that you are awesome.

P.S. Your toes look great. I haven't done mine since Jen's big party where we all got pedi's.

rachel v. said...

You are naturally beautiful! It seems like when you treat yourself to something nice it helps you remember :) I love your valentine themed toe-nails

T-Ray said...

You are funny! I am sure its not as bad as you are making it out to be. You are beautiful and always seem put together.

HandStands said...

Hello, new to the blogging scene. I was intrigued by your post and wanted to share a few things. 1. Always do something for yourself everyday. People begin to lose touch with themselves and feel the walls are caving in on them if they do not get that stress release. Find something that actually makes you feel good. Try meditating every morning or stretching. The most important part of the day is the morning. If you can get yourself into the mindset that today is going to be a good day, then you will have no choice but to follow through with this. 2. While you may be facing a slight disadvantage without a car, turn this into your work out/errand time. See if you can get someone to watch the baby while you go on a run to the store-only if you need a few items that you can load into a back pack or just carry as is. It's nice to get some fresh air, also you will accomplish two things by this: Errands + Working out= Efficiency. You will find that you have more free time as you start to combine things, and essentially, you will make time for. Do not have a self loathing attitude, as this will only make things worse. You just had a baby for crying out loud, allow yourself a break. Try something soothing. Add air fresheners to your bathroom, embark in early morning stretching, take a bath at night. Do things that will make you feel refined and better about yourself. Hope this helps.

Lynette Mills said...

wow... random huh?

Hang in there Jamie, this season of life doesn't last forever. Love you.

TheatreGirl said...
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TheatreGirl said...

Hey girl i totally understand im ateen but still itz hard doing stuff for urself when u hav other ppl to care 4.