1.09.2008

It's All About The Me

Today I felt like a sausage. Or maybe a leftover puff pastry. Whatever. When I pulled on my jeans I immediately knew. Whoa Nellie! It's time to stop the parade of sweets and treats that have been marching right in to my mouth.

Sausage or not, I was not going to dwell on it. I was a girl on a mission. A mission for me.

First, a loooong overdue trip to see my magic hair lady. I walked in and said, "Help!"

And she did.

Here I am just feeling so sassy I had to show y'all. Am I blowing you kisses or sucking in my cheeks to off set the puff? I'll leave it up to you.

My hair is basically the same style, a bit shorter, freshly highlighted AND I didn't have to blow dry it myself. That in itself is worth it!

To further celebrate the me in me, I had a massage. A sports/deep tissue massage to get ready for the race on Sunday. Nothing frou-frou about it, in fact it even hurt, but it's a good hurt. Sort of.

I finished the me party with a good 'ol brow and lip wax. Yes, it's true, from time to time I must get a lip wax. I always say afterwards, "Why didn't I do that sooner?"

I might be a sausage, but at least I'm well groomed.

25 comments:

  1. That is the perfect solution to too much sausage: hair color.

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  2. And no matter what you think your body looks like, you always feel better when you take great care of yourself!

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  3. Your hair looks fabulous, I only wish I could pull of a shorter cut but am sorry to say I stay to safe most of the time. Way to give your self some pampering before your race. So excited for you! Go Holly Go!

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  4. LOL! You're so cute. Love the hair. And a spa day -- I'm so so so jealous!

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  5. Love the hair. I am having the SAME problem from the holidays. You'd think the new year would be motivation enough, but for some reason it's not. Ugh.
    I need a massage too. And a lipwax.

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  6. At least now you're not a fuzzy sausage! I LOVE those highlights! I seriously am in denial that I need to start waxing the facial area. I'm 35 and i keep finding wacky long chinny-chin-chin hairs! What's with THAT?

    The massage sounds like a GREAT idea! Is that part of training for a race, or just a good idea of yours?

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  7. You're beautiful. A pamper yourself day is perfect. Good for you for taking care of yourself.

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  8. your hair looks great! I just got mine done yesterday too. Good luck on Sunday!!

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  9. You look beautiful! I love the haircut. Good for you for having a "me" day. It makes the sausage more tolerable. Though, you don't look a bit sausage-y.

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  10. Great pic and the hair is fantastic! I can't wait to have a massage like that!

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  11. Beautiful! Aren't hair days the best? they even come in before nail days!

    with the dog... whining, no he howls. yes, howls. eek. and yes crate training. too cold outside and snow in the ground, so also paper training for now. Can you say, yay fun?! *note the sarcasm

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  12. Could you be more gorgeous!?

    Are you having any pre race jitters?

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  13. Your hair looks awesome!!! And you don't look like a sausage! A pretty mommy!

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  14. Could you be any more prepared? Hair - check. Massage - check. Waxing - check. Every smart girl's to-do list to prepare for the big race. Now you need to schedule a pedi and soothing massage for AFTER the race. Good luck, friend! You'll do so great. Your hair looks awesome.

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  15. I had my first professional massage right before Christmas, and I jumped right into the experience with a therapeutic massage - ouch, but a good hurt, definately. And there is nothing better than a little bit of professional grooming to life my body image. Maybe that's what I need today?
    Good luck in your race, or is there a more appropriate thing to say? Surely not break a leg!

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  16. The highlights are fantastic...maybe I should try that. And I agree about the blow dry...worth it every time. I am so glad you have a magic hair lady.

    Good luck in the race. There are not words for my admiration and awe.

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  17. Great new do! Regarding the race, "may the wind be always at your back" - that's the Irish in me.

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  18. Thanks y'all! I really started out the day feeling puffy and sausage-like, but felt much better after all the "work" done.

    Crystal: Getting sports type massages really helps work out the tightness, sore spots and "knots" that can build up from all the running. I usually see a lady that works at a local sports medicine/chiropractic place. I also roll on my foam roller which helps. I probably should have done this last week, but better late than never. My IT bands and glutes are talking to me today!!

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  19. Good luck on your first marathon. It seems you have plenty of halves under your belt to get you ready. Right around 16 it really starts to hurt. That's when you really have to remember that you are doing this because you want to and that it is going to be the most amazing feeling when you cross the finish line! Go Holly, Go!
    I have the exact same feeling about laundry and clean homes, BTW! (from your first 5o!)

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  20. You look great. I agree...the best way to face a new year and a new challenge is with great hair. Mine is long overdue...but I go in tomorrow for my appointment with the magic hair lady and the waxing chick. (Although I've never done the lip thing...maybe I should try?!) Good luck!!

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  21. dang holly.....20 comments. I'm impressed. haha

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  22. Nothing like a haircut/color to help any situation. It does it for me. I'm due one too. Next week in fact. A little defurring won't hurt me either.

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  23. I am always putting myself on the back bunner. If it's not the hair thing it's giving the last bit of my sweet tea to the boys-bummer. I know we are called to humble and put others before ourselves...but really I NEED a VISIT to the HAIR LADY too and another glass of tea-Ha!!!!

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  24. Love the hairdo. Nothing like a good "me party" to get you feeling better, I agree completely!

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  25. Your hair looks sassy! I think treating yourself to a massage (even though it was painful) and some primping is a great way to add to your marathon preparations.

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