“I don’t have time to workout. You don’t understand how busy I am”
Truth: Everyone is busy. You are no more busy than anyone else. Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “It’s not a priority” because that’s the truth. <— Ouch. 🙈
I’m not special and I don’t have any super powers or extra hours in my day. Here is what helps me fit in workouts with a busy schedule:
–> Be selfish with your time before anyone is awake. That might mean sacrificing some sleep. I promise losing 30 minutes of sleep to do a workout will actually make you feel more energized throughout the day.
–> Put yourself on your own calendar. If you don’t plan a time to do it, your day will run you over.
–> Push yourself when you don’t want to. If you wait to feel like working out, you’ll be waiting a long time. You can’t feel yourself into an action but you can act your way into a feeling.
–> Find a workout accountability partner that you can text/call that will push you through your excuses.
Just do it. <— Simple advice but completely spot on!
You carry the world on your shoulders and if that’s not enough, you pick up some heavy guilt along the way. It’s a heavy load with your own expectations to be everything to everyone. You feel guilty that you’re not good enough, not around enough, not doing enough. You want to be the perfect mama to your amazing kids.
Stop. Just stop.
It’s okay to take a moment and nurture your soul. It’s okay to want time away from your family. It’s perfectly normal to feel like you’re going insane.
Give yourself grace and let go of the mama guilt. Guilt has no space in the place of grace. Embrace rest, take care of yourself and let go of all of the feelings that don’t serve you.
You are the mama your kids need and you are enough.
A mama that’s tired of carrying around guilt
I remember this day like it was yesterday because my emotions were all over the place. We were leaving Arizona and heading back to Washington…for good. I had been away from home for 13.5 years and I dreamed of coming back. But I was so scared to leave our life of Air Force stability. It was all I had known and the thought of not having a steady paycheck each month scared me so much. We were jumping into the unknown and I wasn’t ready to live outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to cling to our old life.
To be honest, my emotions were all over the place for the first 9 months of being back in Washington. I was so glad to be back home but life didn’t fall into place like I dreamed it would. We didn’t buy a house, we weren’t living in the right school district and D didn’t find a job right away. It was hard and I often found myself dreaming of our old life and wishing for the stability I loved so much.
I was filled with bitterness and it wasn’t until I let got of it that I truly started to blossom. I learned that I had to stop looking back and prosper where I was planted. I had to learn to survive in the place I felt completely uncomfortable and in doing that I started to thrive.
This experience in life has taught me that great things can come from unexpected places. Because of this life of instability, I have found myself with an amazing opportunity to help others while helping my family earn an income. I have found my passion and my career and I wouldn’t have found it if we hadn’t have left our old life.
Change can be scary but sometimes it’s exactly what we need to grow.
Sometimes I’m a crazy lunatic in front of my kids.
Sometimes we have cereal for dinner.
Sometimes I don’t have time to shower and I wear pajamas in public.
Sometimes the laundry doesn’t get put away for awhile.
Sometimes life is hectic and homework gets forgotten.
I don’t have it all together and I’m completely okay with it.
You might have seen my post last week and thought – that’s great for HER but it would never work for ME.
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I used to be afraid to lift weights because…
–> I didn’t know how to do it and was intimidated
–> I didn’t want to “bulk up”
–> I didn’t want to go to the gym and be around all the scary muscle dudes.
–> I figured I could do cardio all day long and see results.
What I have learned:
–> My body needs muscle and cardio doesn’t help me achieve it
–> I get better results and lose my inches when I lift weights
–> It’s not scary and it actually makes me feel strong
–> I can do it from the comfort of my own home
Do you feel like I used to feel? I would love to help you change your thoughts on weight lifting.
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The dictionary defines failure as lack of success. But I think that’s completely wrong.
–>Failure is not the opposite of success. IT IS PART OF SUCCESS!
I am the person I am today because of my failures. I fail at something everyday! EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I don’t know what I’m doing in life most of the time. There is no manual…that means I make mistakes. I make a lot of mistakes. I don’t know how to navigate every situation that life throws at me. I suck most of the time and I’m 100% okay with that.
–>It’s in my failures that I learn how to find out what works.
–>It’s in my failures that I learn the most valuable life lessons.
–>It’s in my failures that I find out who I truly am.
–>It’s in my failures that I find my strengths.
I’m not afraid to fail. I’ll gladly fail forward through life. Failure is my key to success!