When you become a mother, things change. You put someone else’s needs before your own and the “normal” in your life is different. Showers. Exercise. Eating well. Socializing with humans that don’t talk about Frozen. All things we forget about, or at least I do.
Since becoming a mother I have written many maintenance blog posts. These posts are reminders for me to take care of MYself. I don’t share a ton about me anymore, because this is the big ‘ol Internet and it gets bigger everyday, but I do like to share a small tidbit here and there.
My kiddo is nearing her 5th birthday and I’ve fallen into yet another “not taking care of myself” rut. It’s not on purpose, I just forget. I let stress overwhelm me and take over my mind. Skipping one day of gym time somehow turns into one month without working out. I slowly lose confidence and I don’t quite know why… Then I remember there’s a 3rd person in the family, me. I get the feeling that this may be something that continues to happen as the kiddo grows older and I will just need to teach myself to pay attention and remember to take the time to exercise or watch a favorite television show with a bag of popcorn. Me stuff.
It’s hard to get back on the right track, but I’m back to working out consistently and eating better again. I know things will get off track if my daughter gets sick or something else unforeseen happens, but sometimes I just need this reminder: breath and take care of me.