My husband has this awful habit of falling asleep after me and leaving the television on. He always leaves it on channels like A&E where they are narrating murder investigations. You know the shows I’m talking about.
A few months back I mentioned that I needed to start exercising. I should’ve asked one of you to hold me accountable because I started off good and then…..yeah.
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The saying they grow so fast when referring to children is nothing but the pure unadulterated truth. A few months ago my son got in the car from school and it immediately smelled….let’s say not so fresh in the car. It didn’t dawn on me until we got home that at the young age of 7 it was time for him to start wearing a long-lasting deodorant, or anti-perspirant.
I wanted to cry from the fact that my sweet baby boy, my first born was moving on to a new stage in his life, and a few tears were also shed when I asked him to lift his arm so that I could make sure that it was his pits and not some onion stench left on my hand from chopping vegetables for dinner.
It was the prior.
Immediately I told his father to speak with him about his new daily task while my mind started to think of some of the bad things I heard were included in main stream deodorants.
Bad things like:
Aluminum: Absorption into the skin has been linked to various forms of cancer
Parabens: Found in a variety of the products we use has known to disrupt hormonal balances and trigger early puberty in both sexes.
Anything to not speed up the onset of puberty in pre-teens is a lifesaver
for both parties in my book.
While I don’t consider myself “crunchy” by a long shot, the more I educate myself on the foods we eat and the products we put on our bodies I am certainly becoming more conscience about what I feed and put on my children. I figure if I teach them early they will consider these things the norm, instead of scrambling to change their lifestyles later on in life like we are having to do.
I live in an area where we don’t really have access to a ton of stores that carry natural beauty products. I grab what we need when I am in the city but often times it seems a little over priced so I am glad to see Amazon carrying Tom’s of Maine products so that I can easily order and have our new family essential item on our doorstep in a matter of days. The switch was not just for him but for all of us and I was able to order a multipack in Fresh Apricot.
Within a few days our package came
That was the easy part. Now the hard part is making sure he remembers to put it on daily.
What age did you start wearing deodorant? I feel like I didn’t start this early. Are you becoming more aware of what you are feeding and putting on yourself and your children?
I’m just going to jump right into this post.
I can’t fit any of my clothes and I’ve been feeling really horrible and sluggish lately and I’m certain it has everything to do with the fact that I’ve been sedentary for the past few months.
I’ve gained some weight and I’m totally fine with that, except I can’t sit down without unbuttoning my pants and I’m not in the mood to go on a new jeans shopping spree so I’m setting out on a fitness journey that will hopefully become more of a lifestyle for me this time around than a quest to stay in my current size.
Truthfully speaking in my head I’m still in my late twenties. I know.
REALITY speaking says I am 5 short years from 40 and I need to get serious about my health. I’ve been having chest pains sporadically and my joints hurt and yeah…I just. I don’t know. I can’t.
I can’t sit around and continue to think that my body isn’t getting older and needs a little help to be at it’s best. It’s showing me that daily and I would be a fool to ignore it. I’ve been managing my blood pressure and cholesterol well but I need to get my arse up and move. I suppose the metabolism that “I was blessed” with as people say has had it’s run and is throwing me the deuces. I “ain’t got no worries” on that. I been dying for some boot- tay but not at the cost of being unhealthy.
I’m not planning to obsess cause when I push myself too hard I don’t stay with it. I’m taking this at my own pace and setting a goal to run a 5K sometime by the end of the year with a 10 minute mile. However long it takes me to get there is how long it will take.
If I fall off…I’m sure I will. I’ll just get up and start again. I’m promising myself it won’t be months again.
I just want to be well, strong, and healthy and look well in my clothes. That’s it.
I’m hoping this encourages some of you to get moving.
Are you on a fitness journey? How are you staying motivated? Do you need to get moving? What’s stopping you?