I've found that being a mom and a "wife" really takes up a lot of time. I remember days when I only needed to worry about getting myself ready and could do so in about 2 hours (shower, hair, make up and dressed) time wasn't a factor back then. Now, I find myself running late all the time and hardly having time to even brush my teeth let alone get my hair and make up done. Time is always a factor now and I, frankly, do not have ENOUGH time! I've forced myself to find ME time and started working out 2weeks ago. I know it hasn't been very long but everything has to start somewhere. I seriously feel like a NEW woman. It's amazing what some ME time will do for you. It's also amazing what working out period does for you. I'm finding myself excited to go to the gym, choosing better things to eat and drink, and happy as hell when I accomplish a goal!!
Just last night I managed to push through 45minutes on the elliptical machine. It felt so great! Like I had just finished a marathon! Now, I can't take all the credit because I was starting to wimp out and was actually entertaining the idea of only doing 30minutes after the first 25minutes was behind me. Then, when I needed it most, my new ipod shuffle played a fabulous song..... "My chick bad, my chick hood, my chick does stuff that ya chick wish she could"...... This song isn't completely about me because I am not hood by any means BUT a majority of the song is about me! lol. I am already seeing results. My legs are looking leaner my stomach is getting tighter and my ass is looking juicier by the day!!!
Anyway, my point of this post was to tell you to take time out for yourself! Never let excuses run your life! You can ALWAYS make room for yourself. A manicure, pedi, a long shower in the morning. Staying balanced keeps you healthy and staying healthy keeps you balanced and makes you feel amazing!!!