Fasting Journal 16: Self care
Today I invested in myself.
I got my first manicure and pedicure.
Oh, lots of women (and men) get their nails done as a routine but I
never have. I figured I could save
money and do my own nails.
But I decided to take a "pamper day" and I went ahead and got my nails done. Oh my, what a tonic! I can't say I enjoyed having my hands and feet manipulated by a total stranger but I enjoyed the results afterwards. My feet and hands look so pretty! Why haven't I done this sooner?
I think it comes down to often times putting ourselves last. We tend to care for others first and if there's time, we may sneak in a little something for ourselves. But the thing is, there never seems to be any time left after we're finished doing for others.
Just today, a friend called and suggested a bunch of us get together for a movie at the theatre. My first instinct was to say no. I have too much to do. I'm trying to save money, I don't have time, etc... But instead I said yes. And it felt good to say yes. And now I have a fun afternoon to look forward to with a bunch of crazy ladies.
I'm saying yes to life a lot more these days. I'm becoming OK with being first for a change. The world is still turning, chores are still getting done, I'm still saving my pennies and my family is fine. It's OK to care for myself as much as I care for others.
And on that note, I think I'll go have a nice warm lavender-scented bath!
Start Weight: 154
Today's Weight: 148.8 (-5.2)
2 oz cheddar
6 oz chicken breast with skin
2 tbsp mayonnaise
4 slices bacon
4oz Calf's liver
1 tbsp bacon grease
NOTE: Dinner was past my usual cut off time. When I got home hubby was entertaining a friend. Dinner had to wait. Life happens.
Net Carbs: 6.1g
68% Fat, 30% Protein, 2% Carbs
3 sets of 25 crunches
1 set of 12 bicycles each side
30 second plank
I couldn't do the superman exercise. I had minor surgery yesterday on my right shoulder to remove a cyst. Lots of stitches. It was too painful to do the exercise. I was fine to do the other exercises though.
Chew on this:
- Do something nice for yourself, you deserve it!
Right now I'm reading a book which is inspiring me to live a little bigger. It inspired me to write this blog-like journal even though it's a scary thing for me to do. And it's helping me say yes to life a lot more.
The book is titled Living Big by Pam Grout.
All done with fasting journal 16. Let's see what tomorrow brings!
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