Small, healthy changes repeated over and over again are what will change our bodies in time for summer weather.
I thought it was fitting to write about guilt as it is so close to Mother’s Day. I am a mom to 15 month old, Camden. He is the joy of my life and I try to be the best mom I can be for him (I’m sure most days coming up short). I do find that being a mother and guilt go hand-in-hand. I feel guilty if I’m not playing with him and stimulating his mind with every minute of my spare time, guilty when we’ve had a long day and all I want him to do is go to bed so I can relax, and guilty when it’s his nap time and I’m using that precious hour to get a workout in for myself instead of doing the other 1,000 things I need to do. I have a feeling that if you are a parent your scenarios are very similar.
So lately I’ve looked at my workout as another way to be a good mother to him instead of feeling guilty. We make the investment to feed our children whole foods so they grow up strong and start a 529 plan so they will have a stellar education; Shouldn’t we make the investment in ourselves since we are the most important women in their lives? So don’t use guilt as a deterrent to exercise, instead look at it as an investment for your children. Viewing your workout this way makes it a lot harder to skip. – CC