Well as the last two weeks of summer tick by, it seems I’ve finally starting to feel better about myself, and not just enjoying the fun we are having. I’m enjoying the clothes I have, my long hair and my tanned skin too. (Note: I am by no means a sun worshiper, but I do appreciate a little bit of color on my legs and arms.)
And Yes the exercise is finally starting to pay off, I feel better, I think I look better and my clothes are fitting better. And this is a huge boost to my confidence. It’s nice to be on the right track again when it comes to my health and mental wellness. After you have a baby, it takes time to have time again…lol… if you know what I mean, and you have to start small. This is especially true after baby number three, when the other two also need your time.
Slowly but surely it’s coming, once a week, to twice a week and even that can make a big difference. So here’s to being on the right track again in body, mind and spirit…… oh and in my closet too. : )
Well hello, I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything, but I’m happy to be writing today. I had taken a short break, because quite frankly, I couldn’t think of anything good to write about. The weather had me in a funk. But in the last week, spring has finally arrived, and the green grass I have been longing to see is here.
I never used to think the seasons could affect my mood, but after six months of winter in Alberta, I needed some sunshine to rejuvenate my soul. I needed warmer weather for the kids, so they could play outside, and finally it is here.
It’s funny how I understand now why my mom always talked about spring being like a re-birth. This spring I truly feel it. I feel refreshed, excited and eager. Ready to set some new goals and enjoy what is in store for me.
With the help of a friend ( or two) I am working towards running 5km in a few different fun runs. It is the start of something great, and training with a friend is the only way to go. Plus getting up and being physically active does wonders for your self-esteem. I feel better knowing I’m healthier. I’m also enjoying Zumba as it feeds my passion for dance and burns calories at the same time!
Another goal, that I see coming closer into view is my doula certification. I’m currently on call for a client with more this summer, and I hope when the summer is over I will have the experience I need to do the reports and send away my certification package. What a good feeling that would be.
All around there are lots of good feelings at our house. The cows have calves, the grass is green, my baby took his first steps, Deanna grows taller, Caitlin is getting more independent, and I can sit back and soak it all in, plus some much needed sunshine. Thank you spring for a fresh start.