So you’ve decided to put your fitness front and center this year, or at least, you feel coerced into doing so after seeing Target stock it’s entire women’s department with swim suits. It’s only March! Can’t we get through Easter candy season first? So now comes the hard part, actually following through. For those who are new to the gym-scene, your first days, weeks…even month, can be totally overwhelming. This is where a personal trainer comes in.
Whether you’re a stay at home mom or a working mom, chances are you’re catching flack from somebody, somewhere, about your decision. Stay at home moms have no identify outside of the home. Working mothers are ok letting other people raise their children. And suddenly everybody’s an expert on child rearing. Here are a few traits that make working moms awesome.
I don’t know about you, but I would like to challenge our elder generation when they tell us how great life “used to be” and how horrible things are today… especially in regards to how we raise our children. There is nothing horrible about our generation. It’s just different. And since when is different a bad thing? So please stop mumbling “kids these days” under your breath, while shaking your head in disapproval. Kids these days are just fine, as will be the kids of tomorrow, and the following generation.
Changing your lifestyle can be really hard. Scratch that. It IS really hard. And it requires a lot of hard work and discipline. This is probably the worst week for me to write this, seeing as how I have blown past my macro goals EVERY single day this week, but hey, maybe this makes me a little more relatable because I am right there struggling with you.
Modern society idolizes motherhood. We are supposed to be perfect creatures, who never get a day off, and certainly never make a mistake. These over-the-top expectations often lead to mom-guilt; a snarky little feeling that likes to creep in and ruin your day. If you have a full-time job (or even part-time for that matter), and then go home to another full-time job, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about.
There is so much focus this time of year on setting new goals and on making resolutions. And while I love the “new year, new me” perspective, there are some important pre-requisites that so many of us are forgetting. Setting any goal, no matter the size, requires thought, planning and a way to measure your progress. But, prior to those steps, you must also be in the proper mental state to set and actually carry-out your goal.