I went to bed last night with intentions of getting up today and working out, meal prepping and feeling great.
Instead I feel in a fog, slept in while my husband handled the girls and I’m still in my pjs at 10:15am, sipping coffee.
All good intentions to get my ass back in gear and yet I’m so drained.
Maybe because I stayed up late cleaning or because my period is going to start? Or maybe this is just how most moms feel because their children suck the life out of them 24/7 ?
Maybe it’s just a touch of all those things? Whatever it is, it feels close to impossible to do the things I need to do?
Life sure gets busy with three kids but I’ve always been an advocate for taking care of myself too, but here I am again, lost with where to begin on MY self care.
I can be honest with myself and with you, I have been eating poorly and not working out, this is okay though. I’m human, I make mistakes. BUT I don’t like it.
In fact I was eating so poorly and not drinking my required amount of water and my body paid for it this past Thursday! I had the worst stomach ache, body ache and couldn’t even go the bathroom. A few fiber chews, laxatives and liter of coconut water I got some relief. THAT is not okay! Pure torture having that type of pain in my stomach and I don’t like it.
So I took that as a reset and I’ve been eating very well since then and keeping my water intake up!
Maybe this evening I will feel different and take the kids on a long walk or maybe I’ll go do some cardio while they play.
I know I’m the toughest critic on myself, because that’s my job. I know I can do better. I’ve done it. I’m still watching my weight but my biggest enemy is how my clothes fit and to be honest, they are snug.
What do you struggle with the most? Food? Exercise? Sleep? Self care?
Let me know, we can share our strengths and our weaknesses.