Cut Yourself Some Slack6.26.2015
last fall, i had my sweet baby Bug. and life instantly went into hyper drive. i thought two kids was hard until i had three. i had jumped head first into the deep end of the motherhood pool and was barely keeping my head above water. moments of time that i once had to sit down and eat a decent meal, bathe, sleep, and even get dressed for the day, had been obliterated. and it wasn't until this spring that i realized how distant my once somewhat healthy life style i was trying to live had completely been buried by the complete chaos that comes with having three young children. so instead of sticking to eating fruits, veggies and whole grains, i was eating endless amounts of processed food that was easily accessible and quick to scarf down. and, deny my body much needed beauty rest because i would stay up late to play catch up on my endless 'to-do' list or mindlessly youtube music videos at 11:00 P.M. because I was finally getting a chance to have some down that wouldn't be interrupted by my kids.
after doing these things for months on end i noticed that i was trying to catch my breath when i'd reach the top of a stair case or would near migraine-like head aches that were easily triggered and long lasting. not to mention that i was becoming a cranky and easily offset borderline beotch!
as a mother, one of the things i want for my children, is for them to live a long and prosperous life. but, if i'm not modeling that myself, how are they ever going to know what to in their own lives? and, on that thought alone, i decided it was time to kick my nutella loving butt into gear, revive my now dormant healthy consciousness and become a more pleasant mother to be around.
pictures by the talented suzy ahlman. an incredible teen blogger that i simply adore!