Most days I ask myself why I don't sleep in those extra 30 minutes, or why don't I save some time at night and skip packing my lunch and just buy whatever is being served. But I know why I do this. It's clear as day! My kids and my husband are my why. They are the reason why I need to take that extra 30 minutes to keep myself healthy. They are the reason why I pack my lunch so I know I'm feeding my body right to keep up with everyone. Sure, some days it is downright hard to do it all. My kids are barely 13 months apart and run us ragged but we wouldn't have it any other way.
I don't want to be exhausted, crabby, feeling guilty that I ate yet another cookie or fast food meal because I said I didn't have time. I refuse to let these old habits be passed down to my kids. I want to be able to run around with my kids, play hide and seek, be present and active for them. And the only way I can do that is to work on myself. I need to be selfish for just 30 minutes because it's a ripple effect. And, they are worth it. I am worth it.
I used to use my kids as an excuse. "I don't have time to cook, they get too busy at dinner time that I can't possibly cook a healthy meal" or "I can't get to the gym-no place for the kids" and "I worked a long day, no time to pack a lunch, I will buy pizza tomorrow". Well, goodbye excuses! I'm DONE with you! It feels so good to finally feel good from the inside-out! It can be done and it truly is easier than people think- if you need help or guidance with your journey to focusing on your health, let me know and I would be honored to help :) We can do this together.