Pilates as Self-Care

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As part of my self-care journey, I’ve always been mindful of getting in some form of exercise, which is no easy feat when you’re a parent. I have tried going back to the regular “gym” where I can use childcare, but then I never know when they might call me out of class because my child needs a diaper change or some other reason. I settled on doing workout videos at home after the birth of my second child. It seemed like the easiest route and it still does in some ways. But last year I felt like I needed to up my game a bit. My body was getting used to the same routine and I was craving a challenge. Continue reading “Pilates as Self-Care”

Taking back 2015

So I decided early on in 2015 that this would be the year to try new things. Or even some new “old” things. It’s been long overdue to leave my little comfort zone and branch out a bit in some areas – even if they’re trivial or seem superficial, they still count!

Brazilian blowout – I splurged on this hair treatment two times so far this year. I love, love, love the results. It’s expensive, but it’s a dream come true for a mom who has to blow dry piece by piece and then flat-iron afterwards. All I do now is blast a blow dryer on it for 5 minutes and it looks like this – such a time saver. I highly recommend it if you have thick, frizzy hair that is hard to tame. Continue reading “Taking back 2015”