I love this time of the year. The lights, the decorations, the happy vibes everywhere you look. But, as a mother of 2 small children, it also means a little chaos, going outside the lines of the children’s routines and toys and stuff everywhere. Everywhere!
To top it all off, both boys got sick. Hard core colds. Especially my littlest that doesn’t know how to blow just yet! Argggg! Pour munchkin but also…pour parents…especially Mama bear. It seems that when littles want fun they go to Daddy. When they don’t feel too hot, the stick to Mama like a leach. I love my babies, but, seriously, my right arm is about to fall off from holding onto my 22 lbs 14 month old. And those 4:30 am wake up cries along with little to no napping due to a blocked nose…fun times.
Part of the “Getting off routine”, my husband and I have been off for the holidays which means we’ve been all together, the 4 of us, most of every single day. Where this used to stress me out in the past, I embraced it this year, obstacles and all.
What has been extra challenging, though, has been anything and everything surrounding my fitness journey! I get a C+, at most, on performance here. Managed to get in my workouts daily, though they have been a little half ass seeing that my toddler was in my arms half the time. I’m still happy I got them done! I managed to get in workouts in under an hour in the day, right from home, and some days as little as 20 min….and that was a full workout. So, I told myself, what’s the excuse I’m going to give myself that I won’t be embarrassed to even think about it when I have workouts as short as 20 min that will utterly kick my butt and give me an awesome energy boost.
Nutrition was mediocre, to say the least. Not enough to gain anything but I do feel FLUFFY! I’m thankful for my nutrient dense super food shake that kept my digestion in check and me, so far, not catching my littles colds.
As the year is coming to an end, I can’t help but think about this past year and where I was this time last year. This time last year I was sad. I was fed up of being fed up. I was done with the sentiments of defeat, discouragement and disgust. I had to grab the bull by its horns and do something. So, like the millions of ppl out there, this tired Mama of 2 (including a newborn) made a new year’s resolution that I hope to never have to make again…ever.
How many times did the clock strike midnight and all our wishes were sent out into the universe for the hope that they’d finally come true?! Well, in 2018 I decided to take a leap of faith and make my own wish come true. That I was in control of this wish and that I will finally make it happen, myself.
Secretly, I was petrified that I would fall again then have to restart all over. Who isn’t?! I hated that I was pressing that dreaded RESET button again come Jan 1st but I pressed it, and with the right solution, hard work and perseverance, my wish came true. It was nothing special or crazy extreme. So simple I wish I can share it with everyone around me because that feeling I felt when that “Spell” was finally broken…that escaping the rut I was in for the better part of a decade…I felt right in my core deep inside that changed my life.
2019 is a brand new year and as much as I will continue this journey of improving myself I’m more motivated than ever to reach more people. Help more people feel what I felt. Live their best lives. And I’m so excited to be going into 2019 full force with mentoring women who are interested in doing what I’m doing and start positively influencing people on their health and fitness journey!
To a 2019 full of laughter, happiness and health! To that dreaded RESET button pressed with the right details surrounding it leading to 1 day changing our lives!