Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kicking Out The Funk

First off, thank you so much for checking out my blog! I am so excited to start the and I think it will be a wonderful thing for ALL of us! :) I figure, I do this crap everyday anyway so why don't I make a hobby out of it. 
Today we are going to have a little chat about all things frumpy, mom-ish, slobby, lazy, etc. You get the idea. The epitome of me on most days. Being a SAHM (stay at home mom) I find myself in a funk and it impossible to find the energy/desire to do anything with myself. I figure I'm most likely not going anywhere anyway so why bother? And to make matters worse...I am a cosmetologist. That's right. I make people beautiful for a living while it seems I put quite a bit of effort into doing just the opposite to myself. By the time I hit the sheets I am waaaay to tired to take off my make-up, (That is if I even bothered that day) and in most cases I already have my pj's on so done and DONE. Then I wake up to my human alarm clocks and am ready to go in my mascara-smudged face and sloppy pony tail. Can you say B-E-A-utiful? I know, my husband is a lucky man. My favorite is when they come home from work and give you that look. You know the one, the one that says "What in the ____ have you been doing all day? " Cue rolling of the eyes. 
Well NO MORE I say. Whenever I find myself at home not wanting to go anywhere, nine times out of ten it is because I don't feel like getting ready. Imagine if I were all ready to go? Oh the places I'd go! (and money I'd spend I'm sure. Just being honest.) We have all sorts of excuses.
  • too tired
  • kids are sick
  • I'm not going anywhere
  • I must catch up on my shows

I have come to the realization that if I just wake up and get ready then not only will I feel better about myself, but I will be ready to go for whatever occasion might arrive. Like answering the door to our sweet delivery guy that will probably think he has the wrong house now. Girls call and want to go to lunch? DONE. I have compiled a list of things that will help you get motivated and stop being the girl that is out in public and runs into people from high school and they think "What happened to her?" I KNOW I have been that girl. And if it hasn't happened to you, don't think it won't. It is inevitable. UNLESS, you take these simple steps.
  • Get to bed as early as your life style allows
  • pray for the motivation 
  • wake up before your kids or take care of their needs first thing (please don't leave your loves in a dangerous situation or in complete control of the house. Make sure they are safe and happy. Nothing is worth compromising that.)
  • grab your favorite morning beverage (like a diet pepsi? Don't judge me)
  • plug in the tunes

*whatever motivates you! like, maybe it's some backstreet boys from waaaaay back when. I find it helps if you listen to the music that you listened to back when you USED to actually get ready everyday ha ha
Oh that Nick Carter

  • find a hairstyle that you enjoy fixing. If your hair sucks, so will your attitude about getting ready
  • your makeup will probably take you a while at first but as you do it more often you will have the mug going from drab to fab in no time!

Things are going to interfere. Kids, phone calls, whatever. It happens. So just go with it. It doesn't matter how long it takes you to do it as long as you do it before your husband gets home! So you can be all "Oh I just did so much today honey!" *wink* Which you probably did anyway but now he can focus on how hot you look and not at the pile of dishes in the sink because you have been chasing around rugrats all day and 
being their personal slave.

What do you do to help yourself get ready? Do even have this problem at all? I hope this inspires you to take care of the beautiful body that God has given you and OWN it! I GUARANTEE you that if you just take the time to get yourself ready you will have an instant self esteem boost and a new found confidence. PLUS, you will be clean and no longer hazardous to society. (guilty)
Aaaaand I just realized that my first post is showing you me in all my glory and confessing I didn't shower for two days.............................
Oh Well.
Welcome to Individual Rivalry.
Be Jealous Of Yourself


  1. This is fantastic! Thanks for motivating me to get out of my sweats and do something with my hot mess of hair!
    Jennifer Kaufman

  2. I love your honesty. The pressures on now to get ready in the morning. Maybe we'll both see each other outside more often when spring rolls around if we are making the effort to get ready for the day. I look forward to your words of wisdom,tips and tricks. By the way, you still look beautiful after 2 days of not showering!

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is great! I'm excited to follow!

  4. How funny that I found your post!!!
    My sister and I were just discussing this very topic. SHE is the one who is always READY and I am the one who is "probably not going anywhere anyway so why bother?" My husband was deployed for the past seven months so it really did not matter what I looked like at home. He is safely back home now (Thank GOD) so I need to be (FEEL) more motivated. After my sister's pep talk and reading this post.... I am now going to go shower and "get ready". Hahaha! Ok, after I finish writing this to you. Hahaha! Anyway, thank you so much for putting this out there and giving me actual REASONS that I should get READY. I feel better already!
    Have a wonderful week! I look forword to your next post!