MY BODY AFTER 9 PREGNANCIES
about vanity. Too often, as busy mothers, we prioritize the care and well-being of everyone else around us and put our own self-care at the bottom of the list. I think our mates and our children would much rather see mom healthy, fit, and happy instead of tired, depressed, and discouraged about herself. Let's face it, our greatest obstacles aren't demanding husbands who won't help out with the kids when we want to go to the gym or out for a walk. And our children wouldn't begrudge us if we spent an hour a day getting recharged. We are our greatest obstacle. We make excuses for why we can't spare the time or the finances to hit the
gym or splurge on a new pair of sneakers or take a brisk walk before the kids wake up or after dinner and dishes. Our family matters and we are part of that family and so moms matter, too. Confession time: I actually delayed buying protein powder shake mix for over a year because I thought it would be a waste of money since I would be the only one using it. That was a low point for me and that was how little importance I placed on my own self-care. Don't do that! Care about yourself, work on yourself and know that your efforts benefit your whole family to have mom feeling happy, strong, fit and well! You are awesome, mama! Make a plan and own your wellness, health and happiness!