Be the change. Be the role model. Be the women you want your children to become. Guys, I get so hyped up when it comes to self care, self love, and just being the best version of yourself you can be (As Rachel Hollis says). Change is a big word and can be used in many different situations. Change is growth. It means something different to everyone in different stages/chapters of their lives. Here's what change means to me in this season of my life: 1) Growing up, I had the best parents. Really, I don't know if you could ask for a better Father and Mother then my own. My mother was the queen of the kitchen, and half the reason why I love cooking. Always the best flavors, just never the best choices calorie wise. We were also never a very active family. I mean, I figure-skated for over 10 years, but overall we did not do physical activities as a whole. The second that I stopped skating 5 times a week, I rapidly gained weight. Every family is different and have their own priorities that work for them. As an adult and learning my own health journey, loosing a ton of weight, I realized how important natural whole foods and exercise really are. That it is why I feel its so important I teach my own child that eating healthy, and physical activity are just a natural part of life. I want it embed it into our 2 year old. So yes, I am that mom who does not like non-natural sugar in my sons diet (to an extent). I try to exercise in front of him whenever I can. That means, running with him in the stroller in the summer time and weight training in our living room.
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2) Personally I was very unhappy for well over a year after Calvin was born. I didn't realize it was a problem until I found myself on the floor crying in the exact spot, exactly one year later to the day. This was a big eye opener for me. That I actually might need help in feeling so down all the time. Along side Therapy, I did some reading. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.... changed my life. It made me realize I am the only person responsible for my own happiness and no one else. Another book called, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson taught me, emotionally you are only allotted so many "F*cks" per day/week/month however you want to quantify it. So choose them wisely. Choose what and who you truly want to give ("F*cks") about and do not waste them on people and things that do not matter. I'm still on this self discovery and hopefully never stop. Be the change within yourself to live a more fulfilled and happy life. Whatever that means to you.
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3) Marriage is hard guys. Who ever said it isn't, well then I need to talk to you and obtain ALL THE WISDOM. As I've mentioned in other blog posts; I found it very hard after we had our son. Emotions running on full tilt, having a new title with new roles, my husband going through the same roller coaster, we found it hard to find each other again. I was constantly fighting with my spouse. That HE was the answer. That HE needed to help me get out of what I liked to call at the time "a funk". Instead of blaming him or wishing he would change, I CHANGED. I changed in return change our marriage. I truly believe, if I'm happy others around me - will be too. - Be The Change
Don't wait for someone or something to make fulfilled and happy. Be the change that people notice. Be the change that inspires others. Be the change that fulfills you - whatever that may be or means to you.
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