i assume its a pretty common practice amongst moms. Esp those who still have little ones to care for.
i knew i had been letting myself go over the years but i guess i didnt really stop and put much thought into just how bad i let it get until recently.
im always running around with the kids and my wardrobe consists of loose clothing that leans towards comfort over anything else. i make sure that each kid has everything they need and i make sure my husband has what he needs that i kinda forgot about myself..
i went to the mall not long ago with my cousin and was actually embarassed by myself.
none of my clothes fit properly. every pair of jeans i own are from long before i had kids so all i wear are large baggy sweat pants and old over sized t shirts (most of which i got hand me downed, or my husband got from promotional stuff at work) and a few are so worn they have holes and stains! Even my bras, i wear nursing bras everywhere i go lol my eyebrows are bushy, my nails are unmanicured and i havent had a hair cut in over a year lol
ive come to terms with the fact my body will never fully recover to my pre-baby body lol the boobs will never be the perky firm boobs i once had and my stretch marks are here for life!! and im ok with that but i cant believe i let myself out of the house the way i have been. even my shoes are cheap worn out boots that allow my socks to get wet if it rains a lot!! hahaha
thankfully my husband doesnt care. he loves me for me . when i pointed out all this stuff to him he sent me out for the day to pamper myself and buy some clothes. its amazing how much better just a couple new outfits can make you feel! i feel more confident in myself and i think the good vibes are spreading. Ive found myself to be in a better mood ad receiving more complimentsrom famly and friends has helped boost my ego a little. Not to mention it helping Dh and i's sex life! lol
any of you let yourself go after having kids? if so try and take the time to take care of yourself every once in a while! I love being a mommy and wife but its nice to also be "me" again.
just a rant and reminder to you ladies to make sure your needs are being met as well! :)
I hear ya! I'm in the same boat. I used to work full time & get dressed up everyday Hair done & makeup. Now I'm a wreck. I have actually lost weight since I worked but I desperately need a new wardrobe, shoes, haircut & some confidence again. :(
i am in the same boat. here i am on a rafting trip, i am the one in the front with the paddle
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