Last week Will told me that it was time that I slowed down and "stopped to smell the roses"! So, I have walked all the way around our backyard to find the roses, and we don't have any!!!
I know where he is coming from though - it is in my nature to just go,go,go. And lately I have been feeling exhausted from leading this kind of lifestyle. Pre kids it was easy to do, I only had me and Will to worry about. But now, I have two extra little people in my life, and one of these I am the sole "milk" provider for. So, I really do have to start slowing down and looking after myself.
I had one of those days last week, everything just really got to me, so I have now reassessed what is most important to me - and that is ME! I need to take some time out every now and then, just for ME. I don't want to sound selfish, because the ME time I am talking about is just being able to go to the gym once a week. I don't think that is too much to ask. As Will said, I need to do something which used to excite me before we had kids. Something which was for myself and always made me feel good. He was spot on!
Yesterday I went to the gym and had a great tough workout. Feeling a little sore today, but I love that feeling of lifting weights, working up a sweat and your muscles feeling a little tighter. As much as I am back to my pre pregnancy weight, I still have a mummy tummy to tone up!
I have missed the moments of when I used to train hard and tune out to what is going on in my life. I walked away from my session feeling like the old ME, but knowing that I still had my family to go home too.
It's amazing how taking just a short time out in your life to do something for yourself, makes you feel great - I know I will be a better parent for it.
However, it's not all about ME, there is no I in TEAM - and that is what my family is, a little TEAM!
Each day when I wake up, I remind myself, that I need to smell the roses at some stage throughout the day - even if we don't have any growing in our backyard...............