Hi friends, family, and bloggers!
My last blog post was almost 8 months ago. For a while I did not know exactly where my lack of ambition and energy was slipping off to-or why. For about a month I felt my passion dissipating. I would consciously try and motivate myself and follow what I preached but I felt caught-up in all of life’s distractions. It wasn’t until about 6 weeks after I let those distractions slow me down that I learned that I was going to become the greatest and most rewarding role yet-a mother.
I always thought the moment I became pregnant I would never have urges to touch fast-foods, sweets, or junk foods. Boy was I wrong. I can not blame it on cravings or pregnancy but I can blame it on the abundance of milestones on my plate. I am currently 7 weeks from my baby boy arriving, 9 weeks from graduating college, and 10 months from marrying the man of my dreams. I have juggled a lot in my life but this is probably the craziest roller coaster I have ever been on. I wouldn’t change it for the world and have enjoyed all the ups and downs-but I am ready to close some doors and reopen others. In 1 week I will be leaving my part-time job to psychically and mentally prepare for our baby. The amount of downtime that is to fall in my lap definitely scares me. I have always had school, track, cheerleading, work, friends, exams, projects, boyfriend, family, and all other aspects of life on my plate. Out of all that chaos sports, work, and school consumed most of my life. Sports ended three years ago, work is ending next week, and school will be finished this summer. I was uncomfortable and weary with that concept-until I decided to look at it in an optimistic way.
This is a time for me to work on me. Yes, a baby brings a different type of workload and lack of sleep into my life but there is still room for experimenting with hobbies and finding enjoyment in the downtime I will have while being a stay-at-home mommy. I have already began creating a post-pregnancy workout plan that I am so excited to get started on. I was very logical and thoughtful of the strain I will feel weeks after our baby is here. I critically planned out 6 weeks of post-pregnancy relaxation and mindfulness of food-intake. After that, there is a circuit portion that leads into a gym membership and weight lifting. The post-pregnancy booklet is well thought-out and the goals are definitely logical and reachable. I am excited to enjoy this time with myself and my baby. I am excited to concentrate on who I am and where I am going. I am also very fortunate to be able to be with my baby and not be forced to go back to work. I definitely plan to take advantage of all this time off and make the most of it. I will be keeping in-touch and sharing my newest journey with you guys: “Post-Pregnancy”.
“When You Can’t Change the Direction of the Wind-Adjust Your Sails”