Ok so do you feel like you have let yourself go since becoming a parent. I do and I have been thinking about my appearance a lot lately. Me letting myself go was not intentional nor is it because I have become lazy; I just don’t have that much time to pamper myself like I use to. Thank God I do not have weight issues otherwise I would really be in trouble, however, I am not the slightest bit as fit as I use to be. If it wasn’t for being a naturally small person vertically and horizontally, I would probably be obese since I feel like I don’t have the time to work out. My coworker says I remind her of a “Polly Pocket.” I use to be the girl that wore make up every day and wore high heel shoes just to walk across campus for class. Now my closet is full of work clothes, every day flats and I’m pretty sure I only have like 5 pairs of jeans, which I don’t even really get to wear unless it’s the weekend. I feel like I only get to be my old self when I am on date night, getting together with friends or on vacation.
Now I often ask myself “Am I making excuses or is this really how most moms are?” I only have one child so I can only imagine how I would look if I had more than one. On top of being a mom and girlfriend, I work a fulltime job, cook, and clean while trying to build www.grademydaycare.com. I’m not a single parent, but he does work more hours a week than I do so I find myself doing more of the domestic work except laundry. I hate doing laundry with a passion; it’s more so the folding and putting away more than anything. I know I have a lot on my plate already and my kid hasn’t even started extracurricular activities yet, but I am trying to fit in becoming a youth mentor. One day soon I am going to be in a position where I am the master of my own time, but that is another topic for discussion. So until then, I am going to try harder to put more effort into my looks. I will keep you posted on how this turns out.