Cheers, my darlings and welcome to 2017!!
The last 15 months I’ve been on break have been busy, to say the least. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on April 5th, then returned to work to discover I would be taking over the St. Louis portfolio. Essentially, doubling my workload!
2016 was amazing, but incredibly stressful. Between the changes I underwent in both my personal and professional lives, I found it hard to take much time for myself or stop and appreciate the little things. Many days, I found myself very overwhelmed and would literally count the hours to go collect my daughter from daycare, only to go home, take care of her, then continue to work after she went to sleep.
And don’t even get me started on the gym! I am ashamed to report that I have yet to get a workout in since going back to the office… in July! I was somehow able to lose all 32 pounds I gained during pregnancy prior to returning to work. What they don’t tell you, is even when you lose the baby weight, nothing looks the same! My boobs are smaller from no longer nursing, my tummy and thighs are flabby from the lack of muscle tone, and my hips are much wider.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I promised myself in 2017, I would be different! I want to spend more time focusing on the positive, and putting less pressure on myself. I want to embrace all aspects of life the way it is, and be happy.
One way I’m starting this life of “love and light” is embracing my new body! For those of you that haven’t heard of LulaRoe, it is a clothing line that is all about the empowerment of women of all shapes and sizes. The clothes are flattering, vibrant, and well made. I am a huge fan of the Julia dress! It’s a form-fitting tshirt dress that hugs your curves in all the right places, but is so unbelievably comfortable. All the clothes are, in fact!
Another cool aspect of LLR is there is a limited number of items produced of each style and print, so all the consultants have different styles and colors of everything. If you’d like to check it out for yourself, my good friend Shannon Wheeler, has agreed to give 10% off to anyone who mentions this post! You can join her VIP Group on Facebook to view all her inventory.
Thank you for your continued support of this blog! Stay tuned for more in 2017!!