Getting healthy has become an even bigger priority since becoming a mom. Before, I wanted to be healthy for the dogs, to look better for K, etc. Now, I still want to be healthy for those reasons, but I want to be healthy to be a good example for A, to be able to be the best mom, wife, dog mom, I can be. I want to be able to play with my children, to take them on bike rides and hikes, I don’t want to be embarrassed and distracted when we go swimming, I want to do it for me, and that has made all of the difference.
Life still gets crazy. A couple of months ago I missed almost 3 weeks of working out, first from hurting my wrist really bad, then sick enough that movement resulted in….unwanted reactions, then Sherlock having seizures and being diagnosed as epileptic. It honestly seems like every month something happens to change my groove, to interrupt my flow, so I miss working out for at least a week. But, instead of being like I was before, where that would result in me giving up, I get back up and start again.
I got myself a Fitbit, and now if I can’t work out, I still can check out my steps and try to meet my 10k a day step goal. I still know how much I’m moving, or not moving, and can keep myself in check. it also prompts me to move each hour, telling me how many steps I have left. When I do workout it tracks my heart rate and will tell me how many calories I burn, which is totally invigorating. Plus, A loves to play with it, so that’s a perk.
I know a Fitbit is an investment, but since becoming a mom I’ve changed, and I’ve made taking care of myself more of a priority than it ever was before, and for the first time ever, I don’t feel guilty about it. I know that my family deserves the best, which includes the best me, and that means taking care of myself, and at times, putting myself first, especially where my health comes into play.