“The kids, work, the house, the bills, the shopping…I do it all while trying to maintain a positive attitude and feel good. I love my family and would not have it any other way. Sometimes I just wish I had enough time and energy to take better care of myself, but I don’t even know where to start.”
Being a mom is hard.
It’s wonderful and amazing and beautiful, but it’s not easy.
You are constantly thinking about taking care of someone else.
You are giving your love, your time, your body, your sandwich, your energy, your compassion, your everything.
You are always planning your day around the schedules of your kids, whether they are little or grown!
When you are not cleaning up, you are probably prepping something or doing one of the 3984929 things you do each and every day just to function.
If you aren’t doing something, you are thinking of doing something – which can be worse!!
You love love love your job as a mom, and you feel so lucky but there is a part of you that wants to get yourself back.
You want someone to take care of you.
You want to feel light and less stressed.
You want to feel like your clothes fit well and like you have energy to do all the things you want.
You want to feel confident that you are being the role model you want to be to your kids.
You want to feel amazing!
This is possible!
As I try to balance my 3 girls, work, and everything else, I am constantly feeling the stress and pressure of life. I have found that when I take better care of myself, through nutrition, mindset and movement, I am able to handle everything so much better.
I used to rely on willpower to help me resist certain foods. I used to rely on motivation to get me to workout.
Now I know better.
I know both of these things come and go.
They leave you when you need them most.
They are not there for you during the hard times. So I have found a better way.
When you develop habits you don’t need willpower and motivation. You have trained your brain to do things when you don’t want to.
You don’t need to spend so much time thinking about “if” you want to workout, you just do it and you feel amazing.
You don’t need to spend time thinking about what you are going to make for dinner and “if” it’s going to be healthy – because it’s a habit.
Habits are the secret to a whole new world for you and I have just the perfect program to help you create the ones that fit your life.
Credit: Ali Hively; Fitness instructor here at The Wembley Club, and owner/founder of Kijia Living!
Katie’s parents live in Ohio, she lives in the moment. Passionate about tennis and a few other sports. She is most probably playing tennis, tweeting or eating right now. Go Cavs!