Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Calling All You Hot Mess Moms Out There....

 I Want To Help You

Hey there - yes you the one who clicked on this link because something was drawing you in. Probably because I said hot mess, right? You saw it, chuckled and thought oh girl if you had any idea hot mess barely describes it enough. This post is for you. Today I am speaking your language and I am coming from a place where I have been and know all too well. Today I think I can relate to you and the struggles you are going thru.

I suppose I will start by sharing a little bit of honestly with you. Most of us moms don't actually have it all together, like not even a little bit. We may look like we do on the outside, but quite honestly most of us are all a complete mess, struggling to keep our heads above water. In particular, those of us who are working moms. Like seriously this is insane, why didn't anyone warn us how hard it is to work full time and be a mom while running a household. We may show up at the daycare drop off looking polished and primped but lets be real, it took a hell of a lot of effort to get everyone out the door, dressed, lunches packed and be on time.  (Oh if you only knew what trying to get a three year old to hustle feels like.) I seriously feel like I ran a marathon before the clock on my car dash strikes 7:15 am. It is exhausting and so hard in so many ways. I made a choice to keep my job when I had my son and it was and still continues to be the hardest choice I have ever made. It breaks my heart to allow someone else to spend so many hours with him when it feels like I should be home with him. But I keep reminding myself that my choices today are creating a strong future for our family tomorrow. Am I envious of the moms who get to stay home with their little loves? Yep, you betcha and I bet if you asked them if they are envious of me and my career they might say yes too. The grass always looks greener no matter what side of the lawn you are standing on. Neither choice is easy and both jobs are equally important and special. I say were all pretty damn amazing and should celebrate that as often as we can. Motherhood's hard. 

Now here is where I share how I keep from becoming a crazy lady. (Okay the crazy lady still comes out somedays but not as often since I made some major changes). My world starts early each day. It starts early by choice because after three years of raising my son, I have begun to learn a few things about how to survive motherhood and the challenges of being a working woman. The secret to my sanity is that I make a deliberate effort to carve out time each morning for myself. Some days it's for working out, some days it is for personal development reading and some days it's so I can drink my coffee in peace while it's still warm.

I was not always this way. I was that mom who hadn't worked out in years because seriously who has time for that? I lived off the drive thru at Starbucks (white chocolate mocha's and bacon artisan breakfast sandwiches were my thing.) Each day I had a to-do list that I would knock out of the park. I wouldn't go to bed unless it was all accomplished, but you know something sad. That to-do list I was making everyday didn't have anything on it that would benefit my own health. I was my own last priority over and over and over again. Until one day I woke up and realized I was missing something. I got sick of not being comfortable anymore. I was sick of being tired, sick of being rushed and sick of feeling awful because I wasn't treating my body the way that I should have. I ate like crap so I felt like crap. I made the excuse that I didn't have any more time in my day to do something like exercise. Until one day I was fed up with my own excuses and decided I wanted to change more than I wanted to stay the same. I wish I could say it was easy. It really wasn't. There were so many days I wanted to quit, so many mornings when I wanted to press snooze but I kept reminding myself that what I was working on what worth it and I needed to stick with it. But truthfully, I had to fight to become the woman I am today and I still fight everyday to be her. I can proudly say that I have made myself a priority during a time period in my life when most moms don't.

I do it because I know I am leading by example. I am the role model my son is looking up to. I am teaching him the value of exercise, I am teaching him what being healthy looks like, I am teaching him to to make good choices but most of all I am teaching him how to take care of himself. I realize that down the road, his life will someday be just as stressful and busy as mine is. I want him to know it's okay to put the breaks on and care for himself each day without feeling guilty.

For the month of October I will be running a 30 day stripped challenge group. This is for busy women who are looking to lose up to 10 lbs in one months time by stripping away the junk and the excuses that have been holding them back in the past. The challenge group will teach you how to eat clean, how to stick to your plan and how to be a new happier healthier you. It means you will commit to doing 30 minutes a day of exercise, working on meal plans and clean eating, drinking Shakeology daily (I call that my super power, give me so much energy) and promising to stay focused on the goals you are going to set for yourself. The journey you are about to begin is hard, don't make it harder by trying to do it alone. Allow me to connect you with my other challengers who are going thru the same journey. Allow me to help you prove yourself and all of your doubters wrong and show you that you CAN do this. Someone once told me "don't be like the rest of them darling." I didn't get it until I become a mom. I don't want to be like all of the ones out there running themselves ragged who are tired, unhappy and not healthy. I wanted to be different and I want that for you too. I hope you will allow me to help.

Please fill out the application below and I will be in touch with you within 24 hours. We kick off soon, don't miss out on this group! It really could be your game changer if you want it to be.

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