Making time for self care….

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Can I be honest? Fitting in workouts has been the biggest challenge for me! I have a nasty habit of putting my needs on the back burner. Raise your hand if you can relate!! I run around making sure everyone else’s needs are met and allow myself to have the left overs. I recently saw a meme that said, “My kids look like they stepped out of a GAP ad and I look like I stepped out of an episode of the Walking Dead!” It’s funny and it was true!

You guys, I know better! Self care is a must. It’s important to take care of your soul, mind and body. Without getting too deep….I had to really look at how I viewed myself. Why do I insist on the best for my husband and kids but, not for myself? I felt the rumblings of change beginning to happen. You know the feeling, God starts stirring up things he wants to change in you. It hurts but, it’s necessary.  After some much needed time with my Creator and acknowledging deeply rooted “I am not enough” insecurities, I focused my attention on self care and self love.

I came up with 3 things I must do daily to care for myself.

That seems easy enough, right?

  1. Nurture my relationship with God through meditation, reading and prayer.
  2. Center my attention on Thankfulness.
  3. Care for my body through nutrition and exercise.

I have so much to say about all of these areas and I promise I will share more!

But…..

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Let’s chat fitness!

Your body needs to move! When you work out your body produces endorphins. The link between exercise and mood is pretty strong! I start to feel a shift in my mood fairly soon after I begin….it’s getting myself going that is the struggle.

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Never enough time! I am eyelash deep in babies, house cleaning, memorizing scripts and the countless other things that seem to creep in and takeover my day. I often feel like I don’t have time and the time that I do have I want to throw myself into a comfy bed and sleep. And, sometimes you need to indulge and do just that. But, I am in control of my day and if I want to see change I have to chisel out time. The first few days of my self care journey were filled with half attempts at failed workouts. I definitely try to be gentle with myself and extend grace. What I found that keeps me accountable is setting health goals and remembering why I need to be fit and healthy….my family! So, I fit my work outs into the nooks and crannies.

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My babies are always with me so, naturally I came up with ways to include them in my work out!  We make it fun and easy. I love that it introduces fitness to them at a young age. When they understand that I want to keep my body healthy and in shape, it motivates them to be healthy too!

When we work out together I do things that they love like kicking the ball and tag.  I also introduce a few exercises that their little bodies can handle. I am not going to lie, it’s pretty cute watching them attempt burpees. I am sure the added laughter increases the amount of calories burned, right?

Here are a few exercises we like to do together!

  1. Planks
  2. Squats
  3. Push-ups
  4. Lunges
  5. Burpees
  6. Leg raises
  7. High Knees

 

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And…..we run! My favorite Jogging Stroller is the Joovy Zoom 360. It’s lightweight, comfy and easy to maneuver. Seriously, this stroller has the most amazing ability to go over any terrain and make smooth turns. I actually prefer this stroller whenever we are cruising around town running errands! Thank you to Joovy for allowing me the ease of running with a great stroller!

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You can get your Joovy Zoom for under $220 here! Its Properly Stylish and affordable! Definitely a mommy must have!!

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To make sure my body is getting all of the nourishment it needs I follow a healthy diet and take Plexus’ plant based supplements. Don’t worry, I will fill you in on all of the details. I love veggies and Plexus! Both have changed my health game!

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Nothing motivates me more than my babies! If you need inspiration, look at the faces of your loved ones.

I hope my journey with self care will inspire you to take time for yourself. You are worth it! Both you and your family deserves to have the best version of “YOU.”

Be gentle and extend yourself a healthy serving of grace. Workouts don’t have to be perfect and you do not have to have a gym membership to exercise. Work with what you have, love on your family and get that body moving!

XO,

Wendy Wynne

 

White Out….

In honor of the mini snow day we have received in Atlanta, I thought we could chat about Winter White Fashion! I know what you’re thinking, “Wait, you can wear white in the winter?” Yes, my darling southern belles you absolutely can wear white during the winter! As a matter of fact, you can wear white any time of the year if your little heart desires! I realize it goes against everything your momma taught you, but trust me you are going to enjoy wearing all white!

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I absolutely love white….white everything! White is easy, clean and refreshing. It also makes a big statement without all of the fuss. You can grab the white pieces in your closet and start putting together the best ensembles! Do not be afraid to grab shades of cream, grey and light pastels!

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One thing to keep in mind when tackling the winter-white-out trend is that it’s All About the Fabric! Lighter textiles such as thin cottons, seersucker and linen will look out of place during the winter months. Reach for chunky sweaters, white wool, cashmere, flannel and leather!

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If you still want to spice things up a bit, adding colorful accessories such as shoes, handbags and statement jewelry pieces is the way to do it! Fun accessories are also an easy way to dress up an ensemble! For you bold babes out there, a red tinted lip color is perfectly appropriate.

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This trend is perfect for those moments when you do not want to think about matching your clothes or for those of you who are simply minimalists! Either way, this trend is effortless, chic and Properly Stylish!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

STYLE THAT BUMP…..Maternity Chic!

Maternity Chic
Properly Stylish While Pregnant…..Absolutely!
Pregnancy is such an amazing experience. While it is amazing, you don’t always feel so amazing. Can I get an “Amen!!!” from all of the mama’s out there! 🙂 You are certainly not in control of most of the changes going on with your body. What you are in control of is how you Style That Bump!!!
Feeling stylish while pregnant can feel like a lot of work. Most momma’s do not want to splurge on a new maternity wardrobe…..and understand! But there are a few essentials plus accessories that can take you from work to play looking very Maternity Chic!
A great pair of maternity jeans are worth investing in.  You can pair them with jersey tops, then throw over a cardigan (doesn’t have to button up or be maternity wear).   Adding a necklace that makes a statement will dress up a more casual outfit.   A fabulous handbag and a pair of amazing ballet flats will finish your outfit.
Another great investment is a stylish jersey dress that will stretch as your baby grows.   You can dress it up with more glamorous jewels, or wear it around and about with fun accessories.  A cute pair of flat shoes or boots will keep you comfortable and still looking Properly Stylish.
Pregnancy is the time to indulge in pampering yourself! It is amazing how putting on a great ensemble will make you feel!
Put a Little Style in Everything You Do…..Especially While Pregnant!
B. Blessed!
Wendy

Red Herring Maternity maternity
$10 – debenhams.com

Isabella oliver maternity
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Isabella oliver maternity
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Dorothy Perkins maternity
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Maternity Basic Straight-leg Jean
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Isabella oliver maternity
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Asos maternity
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Tory burch flat
$340 – harveynichols.com

Michael Kors snakeskin handbag
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LOVE is the Most Stylish Accessory….

Today’s Post is simply about LOVE!

“LOVE is patient, LOVE is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong. LOVE does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It ALWAYS protects, ALWAYS trusts, ALWAYS hopes, ALWAYS perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

We all have had life experiences where LOVE has truly been tested. If we were all perfect, we would embody the above verse with ease…….just a reminder, we are human and often times struggle in this area. In some cases we are too overcome with our own pain to LOVE others in spite of what they may have done to us. I have struggled many, many times in my life when choosing to LOVE! But, I encourage you to LOVE and LOVE hard! There is so much hate and ugliness in the world. You can choose to take part in the hate and the ugly….in my experiences, it really only produces more hate and ugly. Or you can choose to Create LOVE, Give LOVE, and Be LOVE!

We all have so much to be thankful for! Even if our situations are unimaginable, there is always someone out there who’s situation is worse. I’m not trying to down play anyone’s circumstances, but I’m hoping to encourage you in the midst of your circumstances. We all need a good “ugly” cry….you know what I’m talking about! I say have a good cry and then pick yourself up, count your blessings and choose to LOVE! LOVE truly conquers all…..even the worst of all evils!

(Please insert any cheesy, cliche Love statement here)

Ok…..hope you are feeling the LOVE! Now get out there and

CREATE LOVE, BE LOVE, & GIVE LOVE…..It’s sooo Properly Stylish!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

Loving yourself…NAKED!

LOVING YOURSELF….NAKED!

Let me start this post by saying….I know this is a touchy subject, but we ALL  have different body image issues. There are areas on you’re body you love and a few parts you would like to trade in for a newer or different version. I have my own struggles with my body image, if I’m being transparent.  As an actress/model, I’m being interviewed (auditioning) daily for jobs and a large part of the process concerns my appearance. Am I pretty enough, Am I too pretty, Am I small enough, Are my breasts large enough, and the list goes on……..this is a constant for me! So, please believe me when I say, “I understand the struggles of a poor body image.”

Since having my little girl 19 months ago, I have made a huge effort to accept myself, lumpy thighs and all (I like to think those lumps add a little character, being perfect is sooooo boring :))! I do not want her to struggle with a poor body image. Therefore, I was forced to get my act together and love myself NAKED!

We are bombarded with media images of how we “should or should not” look. Men and women are constantly being scrutinized about their body’s. I say ENOUGH! Do not put your time and energy into these things. Instead let’s put our energies into positive things….Like LOVING ourselves for who we are!

Let’s start by loving yourself right where you are, at this moment. Check yourself out in the mirror…make a mental note of the things you love about yourself and also those things you would like to change. It’s so important to concentrate on the positives and not on the negatives…..focusing on negativity only produces more negativity! I say acknowledge those things you would like to change and create a game plan on how you are going to change them. Eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and exercise …give your body what it needs to great! Let’s be PROactive!

10 STEPS TO A POSITIVE BODY IMAGE:

1. Appreciate all that your body can do! The body is an amazing instrument!

2. Keep a top-10 list of things you like about yourself! Post them on your mirror and look at them daily.

3. Remind yourself that “True Beauty” is not simply skin deep…..Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of body.

4. Embrace yourself from the inside out!

5. Surround yourself with positive people and those who challenge you to achieve personal greatness!

6. Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not “right” or that you are “not enough.” Replace those negative thoughts with positive ones!

7. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and that accentuate your features.

8. Block out negative social and media messages concerning body image.

9. Celebrate being YOU!!! No one can do You quite like YOU!

10. Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about food, calories, and your weight to do something to help others! This is good for the mind, body and soul!

Proper Style begins on the inside! Once we rewire the way you think and see yourself, then we can work on your personal style. I know….seems easier said than done. Message me and I’ll give you the name of a great therapist ;)!

So, let’s get to work….

B. Blessed!

Wendy

Hello world!

Welcome to my World! Here I will chat about putting the Proper Style in Everything you do! I strongly believe presentation is everything. In this blog I will show you how to put style in all you do! I hope you enjoy!

B. Blessed!

Wendy