Congratulations, friends! We made it to the end of the week! TGIF!
It may not seem like a huge deal to get through five days. But sometimes when it’s Monday, you look at the week you have in front of you and all that’s still left to do – then yes – five days seems like a Herculean task!
I’ve got three kids – one in kindergarten, one in pre-kindergarten and one who still requires my body to be a food source.
To top it off, I’ve added a few things to my plate such as a new (amazing!) job working in social media, two new freelance writing jobs, peewee football practices for my middle child and managing the PTA website. It’s a little tough these days to create a balanced lifestyle.
::wipes sweat from my brow::
So, yes, by the time I make it in the door on Friday night I am sooooo ready for a break. Who has two thumbs and needs some me-time?
This is pretty much what happens when I walk in the door on Friday night. I kick my heels off, throw my purse down and cuddle up on the couch with my family after I’ve thrown some type of dinner together.
But my favorite, favorite, favorite time is when I’ve put my sleepy heads to bed and it’s time for me to unwind. It’s called self-care and I’m definitely trying to put more of an emphasis on this for my mental and physical health.
And here’s what my self-care routine looks like on Friday night.
That’s right – while the kids slumber away mommy’s gonna play!
My self-care routine includes an at-home pedicure with some new cute colors on my toes. Gotta have the “mommy juice” while I do my nails, amiright? And then I settle in with a good book (chick lit if I’m being honest) and my absolute must-have . . . POPCORN! I’m gonna just admit this right now. I eat popcorn almost every night. I can’t help it. It really is the perfect snack.
Although lately I have been noticing that I might want to cool it on the kind of popcorn that is dripping in greasy butter. Because calories, people. Calories. I desperately needed a low calorie popcorn but don’t want to lose all the flavor.
So I was super pumped when #CollectiveBias let me in on a brand new option with Skinnygirl popcorn. It has 20% less calories than the other brands I was eating. Plus, no artificial flavors or colors. The mini bags are the perfect size and so convenient. I even take them to work for an easy and delicious afternoon snack (yep, popcorn is an addiction for me). Love my #SkinnyGirlSnacks so much! You can find them at your neighborhood Walmart.
They have butter and sea salt and lime and salt flavors. Although the butter blend will always have my heart. Seriously, do you see that? 25 calories per cup! I am sold. And it’s not overly salty or buttery. Just the perfect combo of both.
I am seriously so excited that I found a better more sensible snacking option for my Friday night self-care routine. And every other night too, of course. I can’t be the only one addicted to popcorn right? Cheers to the weekend!