Looking good stems from feeling good. It comes from confidence. It comes from focusing on your overall health, not just your looks.
I'm guilty of it too- we all want instant gratification. When things don't work in the first week, we often dismiss them. It's why millions of dollars of exercise equipment sits unused in basements across America. I want to plant broccoli on Monday and eat it on Friday. When it's not ready until August, it's hard.
Just like a run up a long hill, you will get to the top and it will get easier. Thing is, if you never start up that hill, you'll never get to the top.
You know, sometimes coloring in the middle of the floor with no pants and one boot on the wrong foot is exactly what everyone needs.
Far too often, especially those of us who are moms, downplay our own importance. Our own good looks. We take pictures of our husbands or partners and our kids and don't insist on having them turn the camera on us. We hide behind our kids ashamed of our mom bodies and imperfect, probably dirty (thanks kid), clothes. We deserve to be in the picture. We deserve to take the time we need to feel great about ourselves. We deserve to strut our stuff.