Are you taking enough time for yourself?
Today, I want to tell you how grateful I am that each of you chooses to train at Get Fit NH. As many of you know, my world was recently turned upside down with the birth of my son, Elijah. His arrival was a giant, unexpected surprise and my time away from the gym has allowed me the opportunity to reflect.
Prior to motherhood, I was a fast-paced and somewhat impatient individual. Some may consider me a bit of a control freak. I like to think of myself more as organized and well-prepared. For those of you who are parents, you are probably laughing at me right now as you understand the change I have been slapped with. I am now on someone else’s time which has caused me to slow way down. I am now responsible for someone else’s life which has caused me to put myself second.
It was 3pm the other day when I realized I hadn’t eaten. I hadn’t showered. I hadn’t brushed my teeth. I stopped and I thought about all of you. All of the moms and dads of Get Fit NH. All of you who make it happen every single day often with multiple children, their practices, their games, school, and more. I thought about how a few weeks ago it was so easy for me to say, “take time for yourself”, and here I am not taking care of myself and not even realizing it.
Here is my confession along with my commitment to take care of me – my beautiful baby boy deserves a healthy mom and I can and will take care of me so that together we can be healthy, happy and strong! Don’t let yourself go now because it is going to be harder to catch up later. Life will always be busy and things will continue to pop up. Are you ready to tackle the obstacles? You deserve better and you best believe your kids deserve better.
I am so grateful for all of you for keeping me honest,