A Pampered Day

Sometimes days of pampering are in order! This “pampered day” I had yesterday was one of those instances.

Alex’s Christmas gift to me was a gift certificate to get a facial. I had been dreaming of getting a facial since mid-summer and I was so excited to have a gift certificate to go and do just that. There is a new place in our neighborhood called Holiday Skincare that I kept hearing rave reviews about, so, to support the local business my neighborhood, I decided to get my facial there.

My facial was amazing. I’ve never had a facial before and boy is it awesome! It was so relaxing and my skin sure got the royal treatment. It was glowing and looked incredible afterwards. I think I’m hooked – I can’t wait to go back {of course just on occasion!}.

Rewind a few hours to the start of the day… I had my first day of Pilates as well. My friend Mary is in training to become a Pilates instructor and is offering private Pilates lessons. Now that I have a bit of extra income from my second job I decided I can use some of that for a weekly Pilates session.

I had done Pilates mat workouts before, but never in a Pilates studio using machines. It was a very different workout but I think I will really enjoy it. I am looking forward to getting better, stronger and more comfortable with the equipment. It really makes my days better when I start out by exercising.

What an amazing day to be able to spend some quality time on myself! It makes such a difference to do that sometimes.