My key to success when shopping with a munchkin is to allot myself twice the amount of time to get it done then if I were to do it alone.
This way we can both try to do up the car seat buckle and walk very slowly into the store hand in hand. I can move the child from the seat of the shopping cart to the basket of the shopping cart and down to the floor to walk one million times without my patience growing thin. They can ask me 20 questions about a single item and inspect every toy on the self. And we can laugh and giggle and make silly faces at one another while waiting in the longest of lines.
The present moment will forever and always be the only I thing ever have and it shall be relished.
It's January, we've got a beach vacation coming up, and as always, I'm trying to live each and every one of my remaining days here on planet earth with quality.
All signs pointing to... I've been hitting our morning workouts HARD.
Kettle bells and yoga. Push ups and skipping, Squats and planks. Anything that keeps the ol' bod strong and limber, and gets the blood flowing and the heart pumping.
And while I'm not opposed to looking good in a bikini or stepping on a scale every now and then, I personally rate the success of my lifestyle choices and workouts more on the way I feel, rather then by the number of heads I turn on the beach or the digits that shows up when I stand on an instrument used to measure mass.
Truly, if I did what I do for the sake of vanity, I would have long since thrown in the proverbial towel.
It was many years ago when I learned that nothing, and I mean nothing, is more attractive to friends and lovers alike then... a smile.