Being a Mum is hard. Being a working Mum has it’s challenges. Being a stay at home Mum also has its challenges. No matter what you do, someone will have something to say about the choices you’ve made – Mum or not. And they may not all be happy, positive, productive comments either. In fact, it’s rare to hear something up beat. It’s difficult being a parent. You have to believe what what you are doing is the best for you and your family.
I am so excited to present my guest blogger today, the Lovely Ms. Lisa. This girl kept me sane and laughing in the work place. We both have since moved on from that company but we kept in touch.
I was living vicariously through her as she traveled the world, and continues to do so.
Be sure to visit her over at Ordinary Girl with Extraordinary Tails to keep up with her and her travels.
I am 11 weeks post baby and I look in the mirror and I absolutely HATE what I see. I don’t want to step on the scale. I don’t want to look in the mirror naked. I wrap myself up in a towel or housecoat imminently after I step out of the shower. It’s hard getting back to what ‘use to be’. It took 9 months to put weight, for my body to shift. My physical activity was up and then down for 9 months.
My husband and I are firm believes for being healthy fit than extremely fit. I, personally, want to make sure my body lasts until I am old and grey. I don’t want to be in a wheelchair, use a walker, or a motorized scooter. I want to be around for my kids at what ever age.
What do you do to stay healthy? Go for walks? Eat fruits and veggies?
When I was younger, my Mum gave me a journal to write in. I already had a diary but this one was special. She said every night before you go to bed, write at least 3 things you are grateful for that day. They can be big or they can be small. At first I didn’t understand the point of this activity but I did it because it made me feel good. I did this everyday and I started to see the point of it. No matter how dark and gloomy life may get, there is always something to be grateful for, always.
With summer you get BBQs, late nights, cold beers, fun in the sun, swimming at the lakes and lots of family memories.
Also, with summer you get scraped knees, tired babies and … swimmers itch.