Okay, what is this hairy legged creature? Oh, it’s MY leg.
I USED to be the gal that always had silky smooth legs. I prided myself in making sure there was never a trace of stubble. And if I happened to forget to shave and needed to go to the doctor, and then the doctor had to see my leg or knee, I was horrified.
But, then motherhood intervened and blessed me with two beautiful children. My legs then took a back seat as did many other things that I used to care about. The focus was then placed on making sure my kids were properly cared for and that I gave them the attention they deserved.
Now, as they get older, my son is 9 and my daughter 8; I feel it is time to get a bit of “ME” back. I don’t know about the rest of you moms out there but I definitely have forgotten the most important thing for being a mom – taking care of myself.
Little things like painting my nails, shaving my legs, putting on make up, styling my hair rarely occurs these days because “I just don’t have the time” .
Or, I guess I should say: As soon as I get in the shower, somebody needs something or there is a crisis going on. Whether it be our new pup getting something she shouldn’t have and the kids can’t get it from her, or someone not being able to get their favorite app to work, or someone’s got to pee, it seems moms ALWAYS get interrupted by a yell or banging on the bathroom door. That’s pretty much why my normal bathroom routine for the past 9 years has been: jump into shower, get wet, wash hair, wash body, and get out , all within 5 minutes.
Now, my kids can wait a few minutes and watch tv or color or play a game while I have a shower and take a few extra moments for myself. Shaving my legs included.
Schick Intuition has managed to make shaving my legs even less time consuming. I got the shaver wet and started shaving my legs, nothing else was needed! You’ll see in the video how quickly I was able to shave my sasquatch legs – only 1 little knick and COMPLETELY smooth legs, not a single stubbly hair left!
This razor has lasted me 3 more shaves and still is not dull and still has lots of the bar of soap around it. I think it would be safe to say that it will last a month of shaving, maybe even longer depending on how often I shave.
The Schick® Intuition® Advanced Moisture Razor has 4 wonderous blades that are sharp but not so much that you get a thousands knicks on your legs while shaving.
The soap bar (formulated with shea butter ) that encompasses the blades lathers up great but not so much that I would have to re-shave an area at least 4 times like I do when using gels/foams.
The Schick® Intuition® Advanced Moisture Razor shaved minutes off shaving my legs as well as shaving the hair off my wooly mammoth legs!
Now I am slowly taking extra time for me, at least every 3 days, which definitely keeps me feeling and looking good!
- I received this product for free to review from A Mom’s Perspective and Schick Intuition. All opinions expressed herein are my own.
Join The Chaos (Challenge Group – Are You Ready For A Change?) – Part Two
(If you missed Part One, Click HERE .)
Let’s make the decision to choose the road ahead of us, together.
For now, it is straight forward, one foot in front of the other.
But, eventually those other roads will try to provide us shortcuts and have you step onto a beaten path that you have travelled before.
Roads filled with failure and negativity. But, we’re going to do our best to keep walking forward, looking for that finish line which is NOT too far in the distance.
Let’s address some of those concerns/feelings/thoughts that might interfere with our journey, and maybe pull some of you, out of the sinkholes and puddles you might currently be stuck in. You do not have to turn and take a shortcut, you can stay on the road ahead of you.
Specifically let’s address some of those negative and destructive thoughts/feelings(parts of these have been taken from previous blogposts):
#1 – I’m not “allowed” to eat that.
This has got to be one of my biggest pet peeves with people who become obsessed with their health, and also one of my problematic thoughts that I struggle to evict from my brain. I feel that trying to become someone I am not, is unrealistic and a good way to set myself up for failure. I like sugary treats, I like salty treats, I like fatty and processed foods. Attempting to eliminate them completely from my diet because “it’s the only way you’ll lose weight and get healthy” is complete and utter bull. I will not succeed in doing this, I know, because I have tried many times to do this. I have NO desire to completely eliminate the things I enjoy eating, so when I attempt to do so, I end up binge eating on the wrong foods…and this lasts for DAYS. So, for me, my goal is to learn to eat the sugary/salty/fatty stuff in moderation, which is tough enough on it’s own! But I know in the end I will be much happier and healthier, mentally ,on my journey. 🙂
#2 – It’s “OKAY” to eat that.
Most of you will think my number 1 paragraph is unhealthy and that you cannot keep eating what you want and be healthy.
So, let me continue on.
It is not okay to eat what you want, when you want…..yet, most days I tend to continue doing this, thinking it is perfectly fine….when in reality I know it is not.Those choices are keeping me from achieving my goals….or at least slowing me down from reaching them. It is not okay to go to the store and have a cart full of processed/sugary/fatty/salty foods and one bunch of bananas…those bananas are not doing me any good if I keep eating all that other crap. I get it. But, there are times when I have been given “the look” or been told not to eat “that” and have been judged about what I am eating…which has resulted in my eating much more of those items just out of spite and anger because my brain will tell me “it’s okay to eat that, screw them for telling me I can’t or shouldn’t”. Obviously it is a very unhealthy thought to think that I could continue to eat as unhealthy as I have been and be able to achieve my goals/get healthy. So, I am definitely working on changing that!
Finding balance between healthy and “unhealthy” foods is an important goal for me. Because, I WILL have my cake and eat it too. ;-p
#3 – I can’t do it.
A person is only limited in what they can do because of the choices they make and the negative thoughts they allow to “control” their lives.
Here is one of my favorite quotes:
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
I know that we can do anything if we just put the effort in and CHOOSE to make it happen.
In the past there were definitely times when we were not ready for this journey. But, this is a new day (and there’s lots more in the future!) and we just need to regain our focus. Do you have a reason (a “focus”) for wanting to be on this journey?
Wanting to watch my kids grow up, get married and have their own children has become my driving force(or my “focus”)to get healthier.
Some days are easier than others. Some days we’re going to “fall off the band wagon”…but I know WE CAN do this.
We just have to remind ourselves why we want to do this and
jump back on that band wagon run past that band wagon as fast as we can and jump up into the front of it.
We don’t want to be riding in the back of that wagon, we want to be DRIVING it!!
Banishing the “I can’t do it” thought is going to take time, but, WE will get there!!
#4 I’m to tired, sore, sick….I have no energy.
I know WE are all guilty of uttering those words. And in reality, it is more of a mental block than the actual physical symptoms that are holding us back. You may feel tired, sick, sore, etc You may indeed feel like you have no energy. But, guess what???
If you keep doing what you’re doing, nothing is going to change!
The lack of energy and being tired (for those who are significantly overweight) is generally because of what we are eating, and from NOT getting enough physical exercise.
(Medical issues can cause this as well..but, don’t lay the blame there either, as most medical conditions improve with weightloss!)
I have someone in my life who has gained about 30-40lbs in the past few months, and for her small frame, that is a lot. She has many health issues which are progressively getting worse because of her sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity. I am terrified she is going to end up in a wheelchair or have a stroke. But, she will not listen. She’ll call me up and say she’s out of breath or feeling really asthmatic, or her muscles hurt….and I keep telling her…go for a walk. Walk up and down the driveway 5 times (if it takes an hour, it takes an hour), walk on the spot for 1 minute, tap your feet while sitting…anything, just get your body moving!! It will get better and easier!! (I couldn’t bend over to get my shoes on and off my feet 3 years ago. I could barely lift my foot onto my lap to do it….now I can!)
<Please Note: Always seek your doctor’s advice before starting any new physical activity routine!>
YOU have to get moving!! Regardless of how you feel, regardless of the fact that you might feel worse the first few times you do get moving, eventually it will get better!
I’ll admit it it. I’m lucky that I have finally figured that out. It took me a long time to get here. So, most times when I feel too tired, or sore to workout, I push through it and I do my workout. Sure, I could give in, but that just sets me up for long term failure, because I won’t just give in for that day, I’ll give in for 2 days, a week, a month and then I am right back where I started: exhausted, sick, and sore…unmotivated to start again.
Have YOU done this??
It’s not the end of the world having to start all over again. It’s a new beginning! YOU can do this!!
#5 I don’t have time.
Ouch. This one people use a lot as an excuse. The reality is, if you want something bad enough, you make the time. Get up 30-60 minutes earlier in the morning (wear your workout clothes to bed), or before you sit down and relax to watch a show in the evening – DO YOUR WORKOUT FIRST!! It isn’t rocket science. Yet we ALL fall prey to this mental delusion that we do not have time to get ourselves healthy. We have to set our priorities! The other day I did my squat challenge while brushing my teeth!!!
#6 I can’t afford to.
I’ve been caught in this sink hole. I’ll spend money on things I really do not need, and on snacks or fun stuff.
But, I have now decided that I am worth it. And, you need to realize that so are YOU!
I have purchased my first challenge pack and signed up as a Beach Body Coach. It’s a large sum of money to invest when you are on a fixed income. But, how do you put a price on your health???
I was probably spending that much money on fast food, snacks, and things I didn’t need every month. I have decided to INVEST in MYSELF.
I decided that the best way for me to immerse myself in my #100LBWeightLossJourney was to get myself the tools I needed to be successful. That is why I chose the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack.
- You receive a workout to do (there is a schedule to follow) If you post your completed workouts daily on the Team BeachBody Super Gym website, which is free to sign up, you can earn a free t-shirt when you complete the program! There are other possible contests as well!
- You receive colored containers which measure out your portion sizes for your meals each day! It even comes with a guide to know what to fill the containers with (different options for each food group)! I am really excited about this! Portion Control! Choosing my options and prepping each night so it is all ready to go for the next day. <NOTE: Some people choose Sunday as a food prep day. You can cook your meat and blanch/steam your veggies, then refrigerate or freeze portions so you are ready to go ALL week>
- Shakeology – I chose strawberry as I found I can mix it the best to suit my taste(I use orange juice, half frozen banana and some frozen strawberries). I will be honest I do not like shake drinks of any kind. But, after trying this and feeling the benefits (more energy, full longer, more awake, more focused). I couldn’t wait to order more!
Are you ready for a change? A positive change? Do you want to feel and look better? I emphasized feel because in reality that is what is more important. Feeling healthier, feeling more positive, and learning to LOVE yourself! FEELING ALIVE!
You deserve a chance to feel that way and so do I.
I am ready to start the challenge.
Will you join me? I’ll be right here to help you.
Email. Facebook. Txt. Skype. Whatever you need to make this happen, I will do my best to offer you that support.
21 day Fix is currently on sale!!!! Order soon! –>>Order it here www.beachbodycoach.com/CHAOSANDSILENCE <<—
I do NOT know when the sale ends, so please, order now and get ready to start the journey on November 10th with me!
Challenge group is here: #jointhechaos on Facebook.
*** I will be doing 21 Day Fix during the month of October. This way you will be able to see my changes and results before we start November 10th!
and keeping you up to date daily on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ChaosandSilence
I will do be doing this challenge pack twice!
I’ll also be posting recipes, tips & tricks, workout videos, etc to help you along the way.
OUR journey begins right NOW!
PS: Did I mention that there will be a GIVEAWAY?! Oh, I forgot that part didn’t I?
Win $25 Paypal!
Upon completion of the 21 Day Fix Challenge group (December 1st 2014), those members who bought a challenge pack and completed the challenge will have their name put into a draw for $25 Paypal prize. Someone is going to win $25 because they chose to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle!!
Ps: If you would like to receive more information please feel free to contact me using the contact form below!