Do As I Say, not as I do.

So I have been thinking a lot lately about things that I would like to pass on to my future child that I probably need to get working on here in the near future if I am going to be able to be one to pass on these traits. J will have his own list of things, and he probably does some of the things that I don't, and I probably do some of the things that he doesn't. But right here, we are going to focus on things that I want to do so I can share them with my future child.

1. Dress for the job you want, not that job you have.

Yeah, this one has pretty much fallen off in the last year. I wear t-shirts and jeans to work almost every single day. That is not exactly telling the boss that I want to be a manager, is it? I own nice clothes, lots of them (although not so much maternity nice clothes... I will have to think about that), and so I should be wearing them! Heck, even if it is a nicer top and nice shoes with jeans, that is better than looking like a slacker every single day.

2. Wear makeup/do your hair. If my child is a boy, this means, look presentable, shave, use hair product (or at least BRUSH!) if hair is longer than shaved.

I own a blow dryer. I own a flat iron. I own more make up than just about anyone I know. I should be using these things. Right now my long thick hair ends up in a ponytail either immediately after getting out of the shower, or within 10 minutes of arriving at my office. I am terrible about that. I have started to be better about my skin. I bought this.
It is tinted. It has sunscreen. It makes my skin look really good with one thin layer. It is easier than makeup. So I feel like this is a step in the right direction, at least with this one.

3. Eat your Vegetables.

I do ok at this one, but it is something that I really have to think about, and I definitely COULD do better about it. I tried these at tap house the other night.
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower. It was pretty tasty and I definitely would make it again. So maybe the key is just to find recipes for vegetables that are good and interesting (and not covered in cheese or something!) This one is a winner and I will be making it for myself sometime soon (I actually had it at the Super Bowl party!

4. Listen to your body.

I am pretty lousy at this one. Anyone who reads this blog will probably know that. My husband and closest friends will agree. This is just one of those things that I struggle with. I have a guilt complex when I do not get my workout in, even now, when I should be listening more closely than ever!

These are all things that I am definitely going to need to spend some time on over the next few months in order to pass them along to my baby and make sure that he or she grows up to be happy, healthy and successful. Granted, not all of these things will be applicable for years and years, but the more I am working on them, the easier it will be when the time comes!


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