"If don't invest in myself, who will?"
This is the question that I asked myself at the end of 2011. Looking back on the last few years, I saw that I'd become so invested in my loved ones that I had completely neglected myself. It was awful yall. And after I had JJ, I felt like I let myself fall further into a slump. Nobody would believe that I was trying to build a brand.
So, I decided that 2012 would be a year of self investment and empowerment. I needed to find that young woman who always took pride in herself again. I mean before I had kids and became a stay at home mom, I was all about staying fit, making sure I had nice clothes and keeping a beauty routine. Then somehow I let it all go. I know that we like to think looks don't matter but when you're putting yourself out there in the public looking presentable is everything.
And I have to say that I'm really happy with the progress I've been making. Even though, my two weeks down at my mom's set me back a little in terms of my weight loss, I'm getting back that horse. I've started back with trying to get my one gallon of water in a day. I'm back to cooking healthy meals for me and the family.
On a the fashion side of things, I hit the thrifting jack pot and scored some cute new designer goods. I'll be posting about that later. I'm also taking the time to invest in some really lingerie. You would be amazed at what a difference a nice pair of bra and panties can make. Not only does it make the body look good but knowing that underneath your clothes is something cute adds a little pep in your step and has motivated me to get even more in shape. PS-EdenFantasys has some great lingerie options!
I've stopped letting my fragrance collection collect dust and started taking the time to put on a new scent each morning. I will you all know that the Mr barely noticed my new hair cut, but he notices when I'm wearing a different perfume! And my mom was shocked when she noticed I was wearing perfume too because it was something I had basically quit doing. She kept asking me was something up.
And speaking of beauty, I recently invested in some new skincare products. As of late, my skin has been getting super dry. I blame my second pregnancy and this birth control. I'm learning that there are pretty amazing body moisturizers out there. I'll be posting on that later too.
All in all, I'm very proud of myself for realizing the value of my own stock. Taking the time to invest in treating myself is something that I have no plans of quitting. If can spend money on my kids, my husband and other things then why not spend money on things and in areas that will help me improve myself?!
How do you invest in yourself?
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