It was not long ago that I myself had zero time to workout and eat healthy. I was too overwhelmed with my kids, my job, and keeping my house clean to even give my fitness a second thought.
Every time I started a new workout or meal plan, I would just get too busy, quit, and end up where I started (or worse).
I started to believe that I did not have enough motivation to find the time to take care of myself.
But…I somehow found time to eat ice cream, watch TV and take care of everyone else’s needs. I was clearly not putting my energy where it needed to be. I was putting everyone’s needs above my own. The result…a crabby and overweight mommy.
The tipping point was when one summer when I had a 1 year old and a 3 year old and I had ZERO energy to play with them. My clothes were too tight but I refused to take them off in my own backyard to reveal my swimsuit because my butt was sticking out of the bottom and the back boobs were no longer contained by the top. I just sat in my lounge chair and ate chips and drank pop. I wanted to lose the extra baby weight and be healthy for my kids (they were tired of a mom who laid around all of the time). But…I was just too tired to even get started and I did not know where to go for help.
No matter what I did I just could not find the time and as a result I could not lose the weight and I was always exhausted. I was just plain miserable (and was making everyone around me miserable as well).
When I had finally had enough I decided to change my thought about my time. I started telling myself “I had time to workout”. It felt SOOOOO good to hear myself saying that. I started telling others around me as well.
I told my kiddos I would make them breakfast on Saturday after my workout AND they were OK with it and they didn’t starve. I told my husband I had to workout before I could watch TV and he went along with it too (and still loves me). I told myself that I had to workout BEFORE I could do a work project and I still had time for the work project and my mind was clearer while I did it. It was so simple! What seemed like an impossibility quickly became my reality.
I now have more energy than I know what to do with (most days) and I am at my ideal weight! I love the high the workout gives me and I feel amazing when I eat a healthy meal. I know, and I get it if you kinda want to slap me right now–a few years ago I woulda wanted to slap me too, just saying.
Now I help other frazzled Moms do the same. Do you believe that you can take care of yourself, have an endless supply of energy, and finally lose weight? Are you interested in learning how?
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It’s time to get out of your own way! You’ve got this, mama.