What Would I Want For Mother’s Day?

Yesterday Dan asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day and aside from the ability to wake up 100 pounds lighter or win the lottery, I think my request is pretty simple.

I don’t want to sleep in, because Dan and I usually alternate on the weekends who gets to sleep in, but I do want to just relax when I get up and take my time to get ready for the day. I want to have a shower then spend more than 5 minutes getting my make up on and then straightening my hair. Most days I throw it up in a pony tail, so when I have the extra time to spend straightening it, it’s nice and I feel more put together!

Surprisingly, I also want to go to the gym! Maybe not both days, but if I can make it to the gym on Saturday or Sunday, I will be happy. I have gone to the gym 3 times this week so far, on top of my hour walk with the triplets in the morning and I have really been enjoying the exercise. I know it’s only the first week of getting myself to the gym and starting to work out again, but I have been feeling so much better about myself and a lot less stressed over little things. I have also been eating healthy for 2 weeks now and it’s amazing what a little self-care can do for you.

This is just the start of my fitness journey and I know I have started so many times in the past and just failed, so I am making sure to set small daily goals and to stay positive along the way.

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But back to my request for a Mother’s Day gift. There is really nothing I need, but I do want to get the garden back in shape and looking nice. Last year I didn’t do anything to the garden out front, so everything kinda died. I think there is one little tree still thriving, but everything else is surrounded by weeds. I told Dan that I want us all to go out to a couple different garden centers and pick out some new flowers and plants for the garden. Two years ago, I cleaned up the garden, so there’s not too much work that needs to be done, other than taking out the weeds, so it should be pretty easy to make it look nice again!

While at the store the other day, Emily noticed the flowers and said she wanted to buy some. I think it would be fun to have us all go to the store and pick some out. Hopefully the time out shopping goes smoothly and we actually get something accomplished, but with 4 kids you just never know. Depending on how brave I feel, I may even have Emily and the triplets help me out, if not Dan can keep them distracted and have them play in the backyard. Either way, I think it will be something fun to do and we will have a nice front yard to look at.

This Mother’s Day, I just want to enjoy the day and relax. I want to start putting some focus on myself and doing things that will make me feel better about myself. Going to the gym and eating better has been such a good start and I am excited to keep going. I never focused too much on self-care before because I didn’t think I had the time with four kids and to be honest, it’s a lot easier to focus on them, rather than spend time focusing on myself. Now that Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi are older, it’s getting easier to find the time to focus a little more on me and I am learning that it’s not a bad thing to take some time for myself.

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I would love to hear all of your plans for Mother’s Day! Are you the one who requests what to do, or do you leave it all a surprise? Was there something specific that you asked for or wanted for Mother’s Day? Share down below!!

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