Recently I have decided I need to take care of me. Have you ever been there? Have you been to a place of realizing that your own health and well-being are equally as important as that of others in your life? Well, that is where I am. As moms we tend to focus so much on everyone else, that we neglect our own needs and desires.
I came to this point because I am tired of life as it is right now. I am tired of feeling drained, exhausted all the time. I can’t even enjoy time at home because I am either too tired to function, or I am grumpy because of how drained I am. This is not the kind of mom I want to be. I don’t want this version of myself to be what my babies remember when they are raising their own babies.
That brings me to another point, how will I teach my kids that they are worth taking care of, if I don’t model it in myself…
I have also gained a considerable amount of weight. Well, I despise what I see in the mirror really. Last summer I wasn’t concerned about weight because I was breastfeeding, but now? Well, I hope he will ween eventually, and I really would like to feel attractive again. Thankfully, I have a husband who tells me I look good anyway.
I have come up with a plan to take care of myself. This will improve both the way I feel, and will improve what I see in the mirror as I take care of my health. That is the key, I am working for health, not just a goal of a certain size.
My current plan is to drink NingXia Red daily. I plan to do 6 oz a day: 2 oz each at 8am, 10am, and 2pm. NingXia Red supports normal immune response and antioxidant levels. It supports overall wellness, and I feel it provides a (much-needed in my case) surge of energy. I also feel like I make better snacking and beverage decisions when I drink it!
I also intend to alternate between drinking Balance Complete, Pure Protein Complete, and Power Meal daily. Each as awesome ingredients that promote wellbeing. I like this in the morning with my NingXia Red, just mainly so that I don’t forget it. Plus, when I start my day off making good decisions, I tend to make better decisions the rest of the day than when I don’t.
I have been taking Inner Defense daily, and recently added Life 5 in the evening. Inner Defense supports healthy immune function. Life 5 has good strains of bacteria, which supports normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort. Since much immune response starts in the gut, I want to pay more attention to that!! These two products together reinforce systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast and fungus. I need that for sure.
The above items are my biggest daily additions in my quest to take care of myself. Obviously, I will be using lots of my essential oils, and I have lots of reading and other self-work to do.
Now only do I have feeling better as a motivation, the Young Living Convention is coming up in August. I plan to be in attendance for the first time, and I intend to look and feel at my best.
Rockin’ Oily Momma