Love Yourself!


Hey everybody!! Sorry for the lack of posting this week.  Things have been kind of crazy and will be for the next couple of weeks so please bear with me.  Trying to keep my own sanity right now is hard enough. 

I just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a very Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!!

Most of you already know that Valentines Day has become a big holiday for Frank and I.  We don’t celebrate each others birthday’s really (other than maybe a dinner and small gift) and Christmas we focus on his son & our family and don’t exchange for each other.  Valentines Day kind of holds a special moment for us and over the years it has grown and grown. 

We get all dressed up (I gave you a sneak peak of the dress already here) and we go out to a very fancy dinner and get each other a really nice gift(s).  Next to Halloween, it’s become my favorite day of the year!! I will be sure to do a full recap sometime this week.



I want to take a minute to just say…LOVE YOURSELF!!  If you’re single, in a relationship, married, divorced, widowed, WHATEVER…take this day TO LOVE YOURSELF!!

Sure, I spend weeks shopping for a dress and then days prepping for the big day (this will be TMI but I haven't shaved my legs all week so that way they are silky smooth tomorrow…its driving me fucking nuts!).  While looking for “the dress” I try to keep Frankie in mind and what he would like and what would flip his switch, but honestly, 90% of *why* I do all of this is FOR ME!! 

I get up everyday and do my hair and put my makeup on and try to dress nice for work, but that’s an “everyday” kind of nice.  Dressing up is such a rare occurrence that I really use this day to show myself how beautiful and amazing I am!  I work hard for the body I have and showing how grateful I am by showing it off in a great (size small from Victoria Secrets) dress & proper grooming is one great way to really appreciate myself.  Sure it seems vain, but lets be honest, sometimes being vain can work & keep you motived to keep working hard on yourself and your happiness.

So please, take a moment tomorrow to really appreciate the person you are and how hard you work to be healthy & happy.  Whether its doing something a little extra fancy with your appearance, treating yourself to a fancy bottle of wine, or taking a nice long bubble bath, or taking “loving yourself” to a more physical level Winking smile….don’t just do it for your boyfriend, husband, wife, girlfriend, or that person you’re trying to win over…do it for YOURSELF!

I love the new commercial where they said “Valentines Day isn't about saying “I love you”, it’s about saying “I love us””…Well I think you could even go a step  further and add “I love me!”.  Remember how great you are.  Remember what an amazing person you are and how hard you fight for what you want.  Remember to love you first and foremost.   xoxo


  1. Happy valentines day! I noticed that commercial too and thought the line was brilliant!! Have fun with Frank

  2. That is true. You are really useless to anyone else if you don't love yourself. I'm single this year, and okay with it. I got a lovely heart-shaped plant from my dad, and that is enough. Hope you have a WONDERFUL night!!!

  3. I posted about this yesterday!!! I love myself and this year for valentines day i am taking time to recognize all the reasons why :)

  4. This is a great reminder. Thanks for posting!!

  5. Hi! I wanted to say hi, I found your blog through Skinny Runner. Big congrats on the weight loss and the big WW feature!!! I am now a follower and look forward to more posts about running and beer. :-) Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. Thanks for the reminder!! I think we all need it sometimes. Looking forward to your valentines recap, sounds like a really nice night!

  7. LOVE this post. Hope you had a good valentine's day!!


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