Fem365: Fitness. Food. Femininity.
I’m going to admit it: I have really let myself go.
Yesterday morning I went swimming…. For the SECOND TIME! Hooray! See my first post about swimming by clicking here. As soon as I slipped on my suit, the following clip from Sex and The City came to mind:
Between family life and work life (FemFusion group exercise classes, my upcoming book release, and various other projects that are in the works) I have been so busy and single-minded with my mental focus that I have completely neglected my New Year’s Resolution of trying to dress, groom, and conduct myself in a more ladylike fashion. And dressing, grooming, and conducting myself in a more ladylike manner was one of the sole reasons for starting this series of blog posts, 365 Days of Fem!
I am facing you (the blogosphere) with full-disclosure of my current state of disheveled-ness: Despite best intentions, I still roll around in my yoga pants all day long, and sometimes realize — as I prep dinner — that I have yet to shower for the day. Furthermore, I mentioned in my Valentine’s Day post that I have been over-indulging lately, and I’m paying for it with a bloated tummy and acne. Today’s post is not a statement of self-loathing or self-pity, it’s simply a statement of fact: I am not looking my best right now. I am not taking care of myself the way I should be or want to be, and this needs to change. I have no desire to be a slave to beauty and fashion; however, in order for me to feel my best, I need to start paying more attention to myself.
So this weekend, this lovely three-day weekend, I am going to do two things. I’m going to bid adieu to unwanted body hair, and I’m going to paint my nails. Fingers and toes! It’s not much, but it’s a start. I don’t know when the “lady” in me left the building, but she’s gone, and I need to get her back.
How do you reconnect with your feminine side when you feel like she has left the building? What is your favorite beauty ritual? Do you feel guilty when you take time for yourself for beauty/fashion/self-care? Let’s chat: Your stories might help others (and me)! Please comment below.