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
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Sheryl Cannon says
On the tags necklace’s can some one make a request for a saying that you don’t have or is it what you got is what you get ? After reading your story now days more and more people are going through some of the same thing.And most are asking there self if they are doing it right? Or screwing the kids up for ever.
HI Sheryl. Right now I’m only offering certain words on the tags but I am totally open to taking suggestions for future:) CC