Confession time. I have been wanting to write this blog for a while, but every time I do, I end up saying to myself, just forget it, it’s not that important. However, I am a person who wants to be real, and I believe with all my heart, someone else out there has the same struggles that I have been experiencing over the past year.
It all began, when I turned 40!! I started experiencing changes in my body, to be honest, didn’t like!! I started thinking to myself, what is wrong with me? Why am I putting on weight (haven’t changed my diet)? Why is my sleep patterns all messed up? What happen to my motivation for exercising? And the list goes on and on…… Inside, I am struggling, because, what do I do? And for once, was experiencing total confusion by these feelings and changes. To top it all of, I was all of a sudden, lacking understanding on my own issues. The way of ALWAYS doing things, is now not working? I am a Healthy Mom who educates, and teaches others how to be healthy. In some ways, I started feeling like a hypocrite. My clients look great, they feel great and they are doing great. To be honest, I LOVE helping, and giving other’s the tools they need to be healthy. But when it comes to me, I don’t need someone else’s help. I got this or if I am totally truthful, do I?
Finally having enough of this past year, and tired of being tired. I had to face the reality of me. For me, that means a new journey of researching and reaching out to other professional’s for help. Which isn’t always an easy thing for me. I know, that I need help into understanding what getting older and being in my 40’s means. But at the same time, I am finding there is always comfort when you have conversations with others, who have experienced the same things. All of the sudden, you are not alone, and I am not going crazy.
I know a lot of you are like, I am there, you are singing to the choir. This is why, not an easy thing to do, I am putting my self and this new season of my life out there for others to see. My hopes are, to help others through my learning, my experiences, and my journey. I want to hear about your struggles, your questions, and your up and down’s too. We are all in this together. For some of you, still in your young adult life, I hope you take the education, that I will be providing in the future and tuck it all in your memory bank. Because one day before you know it, you will be there too.
Currently, I am having to work harder than before, and tweak my diet even tighter. Some days, this is difficult for me. I am a busy wife, mom to 4 kids, and run my own business ect… In my heart of heart and at the end of the day, I want to be the healthiest I can be, and to keep my body in shape. Not just for myself, but for my family. As moms, if we don’t feel good about ourselves, it trickles down into other areas of our lives and into the life of our family and the snow ball of things start to happen. Trust me, it becomes harder to climb out of the valley, when you feel like you have nothing to give.
At the end of the day, to me, being a healthy mom is doing the best you can, by providing nutritious food for you and your family and creating space for “you”. Quite space, alone time. Create time to workout (a walk counts) and in the process getting your family active too.
Thanks for coming along with me on this journey.
What our your thoughts? Do you have struggles? Anyone else feeling the same?