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Saturday, July 31, 2010

I'm A Hot Mess

I wouldn't say that I have let myself go, but I wore make-up for the first time in a month this week and it got me thinking about my appearance and the fact that I've become a hot mess!

I spend 90% of my time dressed in the stereotypical stay at home mom attire, which consists of yoga pants, sports bras, tank tops, hoodies and sneakers.

I have a terrible farmer's tan and the humidity that we have had this summer makes my hair look like a frizzy mop. I have even contemplated **gulp** getting five inches hacked off and working the "mom do", something I said I'd NEVER do!!

I also have several extra pounds from what would have been baby #2 to lose and that never helps. Before I got pregnant, I had lost all of my pregnancy #1 weight and then some and was feeling terrific and working out a lot. The daily walks continued, but there's nothing like an emotional set back to keep you from going to the gym and burning some real calories.

My lack of interest in looking my best has a lot to do with feeling down and therefore only being able to muster the bare minimum when it comes to getting dressed in the morning.

I'm not a slob. I do shower everyday (it may be 8:00 at night before it happens, but it does happen), but I feel unattractive and unmotivated.

I have a closet full of beautiful, functional clothes and love to dress up, but ease and comfort is where it's at these days.

The make-up made me feel better and made me realize that I need to make more of an effort not look like such a train wreck, if for no one else but myself.

The best is yet to be.

This post was written for the word game, Word Up, Yo! hosted by Natalie (Mommy of a Monster), Kristin (Taming Insanity) and Liz (a belle, a bean and a chicago dog).

If you like words too, play along!
This week's word is hot mess.

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Blogger Roxane said...

What a fantastic post! You may here this a hundred times, but I know exactly how you feel. I'm all kinds of jealous of you getting daily showers, but as for everything else, I am right there with you! Keep your chin up, lady!

July 31, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Roxane said...

PS- I hate hate hate typos. Just thought you should know...

July 31, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I hear ya....sometimes it just seems like so much effort to get all dolled up (this includes a shower!). I find that I DO feel better when I'm dressed in something I think is cute enough, have what little makeup on that I wear, and my hair is somewhat presentable. Otherwise, I just start the whole day off on the wrong foot!

July 31, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger WTH am I Doing? said...

I also know the feeling - altho, not from a SAH perspective. I don't get to rock the yoga pants & sports bra. Doesn't meet our dress code. :p I should talk to someone about that tho. I usually try to make an effort with myself at least one day a week. & I even (gasp!) shave my legs at *least* once a week! (oooh! ahhh!)

I have to say, though, being overworked & over tired? Also does not lead to gym going & happy feeling. I still have baby weight and my baby is 4 1/2. :p

Good luck! & just a little bit goes a long way toward making you feel better. ;o)

July 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Poppy said...

I keep mine cut shorter than the typical soccer mom to stand out, but now I'm in grow out mode so I'm right now I'm full on soccer mom and I share your uniform. I avoid mirrors.

It happens to the best of us. Enjoy your girly day.

July 31, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I know EXACTLY what you are talking about, unfortunately. I think as Poppy said it happens to the best of us. I really, REALLY try to put myself together everyday, but most of the time I just don't see the point of going through all the effort to sit on the floor all day covered in spit up and food. Sigh.

August 2, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

You are so not a hot mess! And seriously, I think that if you aren't going out or having something to do, then what's the point of spending all that time getting ready? And those yoga pants are comfy! But please, please don't get the mom haircut! I love your long brown hair! : )

August 3, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

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