Trying to do and be all you want to be is hard. I say that having my kids created a stronger work ethic in me, but I also think it taught me how to slow down. It is hard to imagine where I would be if I didn't have them, or how far my business may be. I have been growing it right along with them growing. What it has forced me to do it slow down, choose the best options, and cultivate and grow those options. If I tried to make everything happen right when I wanted I would have sacrificed my time with the kids to do it all.
I started working out regularly again for about two years. It had been such a part of me in college and after, then I stopped. I had my kids and getting enough sleep was the priority. Once charlie was around 3 I started back in the gym, going when I could and began my routine. I then chose to do a competition and face my fears in a bikini on stage with a lot of inspiring girls.
I knew the competition lifestyle was not for me but I wanted to up my training. I had been inspired by a trainer online, Amber Dodzweit, from before the competition. I chose to reach out to her for help and hire her to train me. She was out of LA and I felt honored she had the time to work with me.
The greatest thing about it, it was one thing I didn't have to think about. My try to do it all mentality isn't always self serving and it was nice I didn't have to do this.
I think, as a mother, you are always in DO mode. Doing for you, doing for your kids, doing for your spouse, doing for my clients. You forget it is ok to ask for help. More often than not there is someone waiting to help.
I started watching one of my favorite childhood movies, Hoosiers. It has reminded me to get back to the fundamentals , just start putting in quality good work. No excuses, hard work pays off.
I just need to keep my butt down. Remember the fundamentals. I need to ask for help.
We all do. So now, my workouts are from Amber, but my husband trains me, pushes me and puts up with me cussing back at him. I get a quality workout in, we get time together and I am less stressed.
Motherhood is never "easy" but more than likely if you ask for help someone is there to lend a hand. This will make life easier, and the quality of time with your babies more.