Thursday, May 27, 2010

Zumba for kids

I just found out that one of the Zumba classes allows kids to participate as long as the parent is with them. I'm so excited that I'll be able to take my 6 year old -- I'm sorry... 6 and a half year old -- with me. I told her that she could take one of mommy's classes with her and my daughter's face beamed with excitement. One on one time with the daughter and a chance to excersise... it's perfect! I can't wait till next Wednesday.

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Monday

So today my plans are to get the house organized and recovered from the weekend and then go to the gym in the afternoon. I've all ready missed my Zumba class... bummer. But there's an intro to Zumba class later today so hopefully I can make that. Also -- water. I need to drink more water. Last night I was dreaming about water... now that's bad :lol:. As of right now I have one glass down. I guess I need to get on that :blush:.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Next Generation

How do I go about teaching my two little girls how to love and care for their bodies when I don't know how to do it myself?

Caring for myself has never been a strong point of mine. I don't know whether it's a self worth problem or lack of knowledge or sheer laziness but I know that putting on make-up, dressing up nice, even showering everyday, were never, nor are at the moment, priorities in my life. I know I don't eat right and I don't exercise like I need to. I struggle daily with my identity as a woman.

I know in my heart of hearts that my identity is found in Christ. That I am more than my looks or even my mind but that I am God's own daughter who is loved perfectly despite all my flaws. But now, how do I reconcile that with caring for and being a good steward of the body He has given me? Is wearing make-up a bad thing? why or why not? It it wrong to want to wear nice clothes or "designer" labels? I know that the answers to these are really between each person and God and that there isn't a hard right or wrong answer but right now, I'm stuck in the middle, not knowing which way to go. There are times I love my body and there are times I loathe it.

So really, all that to say, now I am charged with raising two little girls into confident women who boast in nothing but Christ and his resurrection but who also know the importance of caring for their bodies and loving the God made creation that they are.

Oh Lord help me.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend

Well... I went clothes shopping for Mother's Day. Took my oldest with me while the others either napped or watched a movie (daddy napped). I went to Marshall's because there ain't no way I'm spending $80 on a pair of jeans that hopefully won't fit me in a couple of months -- though with the way this last month went I'd be lucky if I didn't gain weight... ah well. So after 3 trips to the fitting rooms and my daughter jiggling my belly every time, I settled on a bra. yay. But at least it fits... that's a huge improvement over the nursing bras that I've been using even though we're now a couple months past nursing. It's a little luxury but a nice one none the less.

After deciding that the marked down to $20 lucky brand jeans really didn't fit right(baby flab... it just gets in the way :lol:) I finally said screw it and we went to Joann's craft store next door to pick up the makings for a couple of skirts. At least I know that those will fit me the way I want them to... cover up the love handles instead of accentuate them. I'm quite excited though because one of the skirts will have a yoga pants fold down waist band... Happy Mother's Day to me :)

On a side note... the family is still sick... bummer.