self-care still in the works

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do you ever have those days when you can’t quite put your finger on why you feel so crazy or explain why every little thing sets you off? well, i have had a number of those days in a row. i am not sure what i did to deserve to marry such an amazing husband but i am so thankful that he is in my life and cares so much about my sanity.

he decided to call his sister in san antonio to see if we could come hang out with her and she recommended we stay at the courtyard san antonio north/stone oak legacy and right now i type this from bed #1, which is amazing! i love that there are 2 queen beds in here because i get to crawl in one during the day and keep the other pristine for nighttime!

ravery said we needed a night just to ourselves and a change of scenery so here we are! well actually, he and his sister are out and about and i’m enjoying some much needed “me time.” here’s my game plan for the next few hours:

take care of yourself juicei’m going to drink my green juice that quote “looks weird, tastes amazing” and that is very true because it turns out you can actually make yourself sick off eating only cookies and carbs so it’s time for some nutrients. i also plan on finding something really trashy and mind-numbing on TV so please send me some suggestions.

i also found this sign on the door, which i am contemplating taking back home to hang on my door because it pretty much sums up what i need sometimes:

take care of yourselfisn’t that amazing?! yes, it is.

i cannot stress how important it is to take care of yourself. i am still in the process of figuring out how to exactly get back on track but because i am conscious of it-i’m realizing what’s helping and what’s hurting.

helping: exercising, staying on a consistent sleeping schedule, time in the sun, working during certain hours (not all day), creating and finding alone time and hugs.

hurting: eating too much sugar (i’m pissed about this one…but it does make me feel worse), staying up too late, freaking out on a certain husband because he shows concern and isn’t sure how to help, not processing feelings.

tomorrow we are headed to “float the river” this weekend, which i am very excited about but not before i take charge of feeling better inside and out. bring on that funky green juice and lounging in the “day bed.”

the new wifestyle: keep figuring out ways to take care of yourself because if you don’t, it will effect your marriage.

1) what’s trashy on TV, i’m so out of the loop?
2) would you rather have 1 huge king size bed or 2 queen beds in a hotel room?
3) what are some ways you’ve noticed that help/hurt your sanity?  


  1. Paula Howley

    August 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    1. I love ‘so you think you can dance’ which is alternately artful and trashy.
    2. I like 2 queens. I like to put my stuff all over one and have the other ‘pristine’ also.
    3. Being late hurts my sanity tremendously- it stresses me out like crazy. Also, this whole motherhood things pushes the sanity button pretty often. what keeps me sane? Oh chelsea, I read the best book last week- it was just a ‘trashy’ novel but it was SOOOOOOOOOOO good. I read it in one marathon sitting and that really made me feel sane again.
    Tea is good too.

    • chelsea

      August 5, 2013 at 11:39 am

      ohhh thanks for the recommendation on the book paula-i may have to pick it up! i have heard “SYTYCD” is a pretty great show-and i do love dancing! i keep imaging me having all these emotions and then throwing a kid into the mix-hello insanity! 🙂 thanks for the comment paula and i hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Marc Gabris

    August 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    You and Ryan are such a great couple. Between the two of your social media campaigns it makes a complete stranger (me) feel like I know you. Thanks for your candid open helpful blog and your willingness to share what helps and hurts a healthy lifestyle.

    • chelsea

      August 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      thanks for reading and your kind words marc! we are always in the process of growing, evolving and learning what works and what doesn’t, aren’t we?

      • Marc Gabris

        August 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        i know i sure am. though i often wish growing pains could be a little more comfortable! with the adventures you and ryan are going on, they must be pushing your comfort level a lot through all the new exposure to stuff. perhaps you could create a comfort chart and document your level to certain things over time to see if your comfort level is expanding. my brother charts similar things, and has felt encouraged by the documented results.

        • chelsea

          August 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

          that’s a really interesting idea marc about the comfort chart-i will have to consider that! thanks for the idea 🙂

  3. kate

    August 6, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    1. I’m a sucker for reality tv, so my trashiness of shows Has no limits.
    2. A King
    3. Helps: Kate time, exercise and sugar.

    • chelsea

      August 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      haha like what! i stumbled upon “couples therapy” on VH1. it was bad. then onto some sort of “ex-wives of famous people” which was even worse. i miss kate time!

  4. Naomi

    August 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Celebrity Rehab – where I hone my clinical skillz. Or Duck Dynasty that, for some reason, renews my faith in humanity and is a cautionary tale to not judge a book, or redneck, by their accent.

    • chelsea

      August 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      ohhh i need to get into that show now that i have access to cable. i should brush up on my clinical skillz too. that’s why i have you naomi-to keep me on track. and is duck dynasty really that good?! i keep seeing t-shirts in various stores displaying their hairy faces.