I know what you are thinking.. Botox? For some mothers this is well unthinkable. I was down right tired of people telling me how tired I looked. “You look tired” “are you sick”.. No I am not sick or tired I am over 40 and have worked my ass off and have 4 kids and divorce under my belt. So I decided that I as going to give Botox a try. A friend of mine at work she always looked rested and fresh, so I ask her what she did. She whispered and said “Botox”. I was shocked I expected Botox to look like the surprized look, no way to show emotion look. So I got it for Christmas one year and I loved that stuff. Its like face crack! I now save and save to get it at least twice a year and I am not ashamed. I was a little hesitant at first, I was nervous about injections in my face, nervous about would I have that ridiculous surprized look, would people judge me, would I feel ashamed for being so vain? Well I decided I didn’t care about all that. What mattered is that I wanted to do it, it wasn’t hurting anyone else and if it made me feel better about myself what harm is that.
I got it and loved it. No I did not have that surprised look, people would say I looked fresh, no people didn’t know unless I shared it with them. It didn’t hurt, well maybe a little, did it make me feel better about myself? Yes I felt so good. I hate to admit it brought out the woman in me. I felt sexy, confident, just plain good.
Am I vain? Well I wouldn’t put it that way. I think if our body is healthy, our mind is healthy, you feel younger than you look then I say if you want to do minor things to your body to improve it, I don’t necessarily think that is being vain. I think it keeps you healthier by feeling good about yourself. I save all the money for my injections by passing on other things I would have purchased for myself, also I use my birthday and christmas presents from my husband on Botox. Shopping for me is easy he buys me a gift certificate for Botox.
So don’t worry about people judging you, its none of their concern what you do with your body, it is however a concern about how you feel about your body and how you feel about what you do with it.
So if you have ever thought about it and you just can’t decide here are some links that dive into some of the questions you might want to know about Botox.
What do the experts say about body image and Botox use. There is evidence to support that Botox can help treat clinical depression, I said help treat not cure… Here are some links:
Local doctors using Botox to fight depression
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