I grew up with schedules. I ended up hating it and for several years I’ve avoided anything even remotely close to schedules or routines because I wanted freedom to do whatever I wanted. And I turned into a rather lazy person with little ambition to actually finish things I started. I wouldn’t call the last few years wasted, because I’ve certainly learned a lot about myself, but I am looking forward to what I can accomplish with this morning routine.
Schedule and routine are two very different things. This is something I’ve come to discover. I used to always think they were the same but oh, they so are not! Schedules tend to be ridged and strict and unforgiving where routine has flow, balance and flexibility. Routine definitely fits the way of life we are aiming for. Continue reading “Morning Routine”
Lately its been a struggle to love my body. Its been at least three years since I was able to look in the mirror and feel positive about what I was seeing reflected back. I think I’ve been hung up on my “old” body. Pre-marriage, pre-kids. No one tells you how much having babies changes your body. No one tells you about the crazy stretch marks, the wrinkles that came faster than you expected. I’m 25 this year. I never saw myself looking like this. And in the last year especially its been difficult to look at myself and see a positive reflection. My heart longs for my “old” body, for my fit abs, my in shape calves, smaller boobs (yes, I said smaller… you have no idea how much breastfeeding changes the shape of your boobs and I’m not complaining at all because its absolutely worth that sacrifice, this was just not an area I needed larger to begin with lol). My diet has improved greatly in the last year. More recently I’ve put effort into walking, yoga and aerobics although I’m sure I could spend more time with these things. I have so many other hobbies… Everything in balance.
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