There I was, a new mom trying to take back control of my life often staring at my beautiful family as I cried in silent desperate despair, and fighting with my Husband all happened on the regular….
The thing is, at the time I was meeting the demands of being a mother, wife, and working woman I never really had enough time for my family let alone my own self.
The big problem was that I was drifting away in a silent depression, often angry, always tired, and very unhappy with the unwanted weight left on my body.
What that meant for me was an overwhelming sense of shame for being a walking hypocrite. I preached mental and physical wellness yet I was physically and mentally unwell. It was one giant disaster, I knew I had to stop lying to myself and make a change before I would lose everything I worked and prayed so hard to have.
Then, as if by chance, something amazing happened…
I remembered my training, started to brainstorm, and made a decision about the missing puzzle pieces of fitness, mental health, and self care!
Instantly, it became crystal clear to me how to transform and shift my own body and mind, because I saw I held the keys in my back pocket all along to the changes I needed in my very own life.
My plan was to start making time for my very own physical and mental wellness to focus on the connection between my mind and body.
So, I started scheduling my ME time like an appointment and took 10 minutes before my time limited workout to meditate. But I didn’t stop there.
I then created a workout plan designed specifically for the connection between the mind and body, and implemented the newly created program daily for 5 weeks.
Bottom line: In the end I was able to lose 35lbs, move from hiding in shame to living in joy, gain the confidence I needed, and be the mother and wife my family deserved because I finally decided to make myself a priority.