I mean it. Do you set aside time in the day for that? If someone were to ask me “Do you spoil yourself?”, I’d probably tell them that I do. I don’t feel like I’m not spoiled, if that makes any sense. But when I really think about it, I don’t typically make time to do things just for me.
I rarely have time to read a book, take a real bath, or just do nothing at all. When I get some “free” time I plan workouts, plan posts for the blog, plan lessons for school, or plan meals for my family. Plan, plan, plan. The closest I usually get to “me time” is working out. Don’t get me wrong, that’s something I truly enjoy. I’m lucky to be able to run and lift when I need to but it’s not relaxing by the ocean, ya know?
Am I saying that I never get to relax? Of course not! I have help around the house, help with Maddux, and help at work. I’m definitely not slaving away all daggum day. I just happen to be the type of person that will work just a little longer on something instead of, say, taking a nap or going to bed at a decent hour. I’m not good at making time for the things that I want to do but don’t need to do. Basically, my not spoiling myself is my fault and my fault only. I know I’m not the only person out there like that, right?
So what got me thinking about all of this? Remember when I posted about the #mnbchallenge hosted by Lorna Jane and Fit Approach? This is the final week and the theme is BELIEVE. (Disclosure: I was sent product in exchange for participating in this challenge. However, that relationship is actually not what prompted this particular post.)
Monday’s challenge was to spoil yourself. I decided to do that in my own special way, of course. I took a walk with my family instead of going for a run alone. Then I thought about painting my nails, but realized I didn’t actually want to do that. I just thought it would fit the theme. I’m so weird. For dinner, I microwaved a bowl of tomato soup and dipped a tortilla with melted cheese in it. Legit fancy, right? I guess I was spoiling myself by not cooking or doing dishes with that one. Then right before bed I busted out a face mask sample I received a while back. I sat around with it on while I hopped on Photoshop and made budget tracking documents. That’s seriously what I wanted to do. Clearly, I’ve lost my mind. I’d typically be working out around then, so it was nice to play around on the computer instead.
Does my day of pampering sound lame? Probably. But it’s what I wanted. Sure, if I was filthy rich I probably would have spent the day at a spa drinking champagne with little berries in it. Pipe dreams, y’all. I have to say, though, that I really enjoyed my little day of spoiling myself. I’m glad the #mnbchallenge prompted me to do it. (If you’re interested, Lorna Jane and Fit Approach are hosting a Twitter party on 2/26 at 8PM EST. You can RSVP here. They will be announcing the winner of the challenge as well as giving away a few fun surprises. Hope to see you there.)
Even if you aren’t taking part in this, I still CHALLENGE you (caps make it intense) to spoil yourself as soon as possible. It can be a grand gesture or something as simple as a bubble bath. Do what makes YOU happy, and don’t regret a single second of it.
Tonight I’m back on the grind, so to speak. I’ll be heading to the gym in just a minute now that my family is fed and my toddler is asleep. PS: I’ve really got to work on my schedule because this whole working out at night thing ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. I guess it’s better than not being able to work out at all, right? Gotta look at the bright side. See y’all tomorrow!