It is not easy admitting that you deserve a vacation. I am down at the beach with my family for a fun, relaxing week. Although, I do have a hard time calling it 'vacation' as I reserve that for a get-away sans kids where I do NOTHING but what I want...this week is family-time. We are getting special family time at the beach.
So why is it so hard to RELAX? Because I am trying to make every second so meaningful for my daughters. My niece is here who we don't get to see very often, and I want the girls to spend tons of quality time together. That means waking up when they do, spending my morning building sand castles (did I mention how much I HATE sand in my bathing suit) and swimming in the pool. The afternoon is back at the beach, preparing dinner, and riding bikes for an ice cream treat. Not much ME time, and I do tend to get stressed.
As Lisa Druxman talks about in the Stroller Strides blog, MOM-ME time is important! So I promise to take some time each day for me. Tomorrow, I am taking a long run with my hubby and brother. Tuesday I am going to meditate on the beach at sunrise, Wednesday I am going for a run by myself (no headphones, just my own thoughts), Thursday I am going to spend some time with friends, and Friday I am going to workout on the beach. I am so excited to make these special moments a priority on this trip!
I miss all my Stroller Strides mommies this week and will see you soon!!
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