I’ve got a little #transformationtuesday post for you.
as i sat in the locker room, nursing my 2nd born son i reflected on the fact that i couldn’t finish my workout because i had to make time to breastfeed him, and factor in the time it takes to get my kiddos in the car. it’s ok that i didn’t get to finish my workout as planned. the other day i got a late start after changing baby’s clothes because of a blowout as we arrived at the gym.
becoming a mom turned my world upside down. it transformed me. i’ve really had to ask myself what the important things are in life because for the first time i feel the limitations on my time. in between caring for my sons and sleepless nights, there is limited extra time. i’ve seen how deep my passion for fitness runs, my own training and coaching others. it excites me when i see my clients overcome mental hurdles, achieve a pull up, or squat more... joy reading for me is reading about programming. my own training is a highlight in my day. maybe it’s weird, but we all have passions and this is mine.
i’ve become much more accepting of my own body, weirdly, through two pregnancies... they helped me embrace my imperfections in a way i was never able to before kids. i’ve pushed myself through preggo workouts, the only thing more difficult than working out pregnant is working out while trying to keep a baby happy and being pregnant 😂. i’ve learned to let it go when i miss a workout because i need to sleep.
i hear a lot of women say they want to “go back” to what they were before... pregnancy, or before college... back when they were stronger and younger and thinner. but i want to challenge *you* if you’ve thought this way. don’t strive to “get back” to anything-strive forward -to being the strongest you there has ever been. it’s exciting and motivating to think of the new things you will accomplish as the person you are now, stop looking back!
yes i’ve transformed over the past 2 years, two years... how can it be that my baby will be 2 next week? i’m a mom now, and i’m so so grateful for my sons and the things i’m learning each day, even in the craziness and exhaustion. and i’m grateful for my passions that i get to pursue.