By Samantha Taylor
Samantha Taylor Fitness
Moms give so much of their lives to raise their children. Most of the time, she gives up her time and schedule to be there for whatever her kids need. And in the midst of caring for everyone else, Mom often doesn’t take care of her own health. She carefully packs everyone’s lunch but her own. She makes sure everyone gets to their sports and activities but her own. What Mom doesn’t realize sometimes is that by not taking care of herself, she cannot give as much as she can to those kids because she is just so tired by the end of the day.
Of course, that is not the case for all moms, but the thousands of moms I have helped lose weight say before they start our program, “I just wish I had more energy and I felt better to be more active with my kids.” I had one client who lost 4 sizes and helped her children come off of sugar as well and she said, “I am so much happier as a mother. I didn’t realize how irritable I had become with these three boys. It really is so different raising kids when you are healthy and fit.”
Many moms regret sitting on the sidelines instead of being engaged with them. Many moms have admitted to me that that they don’t feel as confident about their body compared to the other moms so they feel embarrassed showing up at events and interacting with other people and that they are not as happy as they used to be and that makes them grouchier and snappier with their kids. And by the time the evening rolls around, she has given so much of herself without taking time for herself too that when it comes time to spend time with her husband, she just feels too tired and wants to go bed.
Then I hear the other side of moms who do take action and invest time in themselves. They learn that it’s not selfish and it’s actually for the family too because when mom is happy and feeling good, that affects the whole family. I have had husbands of our clients tell me, “Thank you for giving me my wife back! She is happy again!” A good visual is that if you keep pouring out the water in a pitcher and you never put water back in, that pitcher will not have any more water to pour out for others.
It’s so important as mothers that we take time to take care of ourselves, too. When we do this, our bodies are strong and we have lots of energy and stamina to be the super woman that mothers are! Women are amazing, and being a mother is a whole other level. Give yourself the gift of taking care of you, too! You are not only doing it for yourself, but you are also doing it for your family.
You want to be able to play with those children on the ground and easily get back up, to be able to watch them graduate, to hold their new baby and babysit those grandchildren without being bogged down with a bunch of medical issues. I know it might be a ways down the road, but thinking about what that woman looks like now is important. Most people that deal with medical issues wish they would have taken care of their body. I know some medical issues are not avoidable but doing something to prevent the ones that are is the key.
Give yourself or your mother the gift of health and wellness and contact us for a complimentary Body Transformation Analysis so you can see and feel how much better you will feel when you are healthier!