This one’s for the moms…
…who are thinking it would be easier just to sleep in.
…who have to decide what to pack for lunch…every…day.
…who wonder if it’s selfish to take time to go for that run – by yourself (gasp!).
…who hope that someday you’ll feel better about the way your thighs look.
…who constantly try to convince yourself that you’re good enough just the way you are.
…who strive to be the perfect combination of caregiver and disciplinarian.
…who are pretty sure you’re messing it up.
…It’s worth getting up.
…Lunch is just fine.
…It’s not selfish – go lace up.
…Your legs are strong and that’s what matters.
…Don’t be so hard on yourself; you’re better than you think you are.
…You’ve got it down; loving, but firm.
…Being a mom is messy, but you’re far from messing it up.
Motherhood is one of those things that can’t easily be put into words. It’s natural, and unnatural all at the same time. It’s terrifying, but exciting. It’s the hardest, most rewarding thing you’ll ever do. And it’s a sisterhood-type experience that you share with other moms across the board, but is unique unto you and you alone. That being said, I want to say thanks to all of the moms out there.
Thank you for doing your best when you don’t feel like it. For staying up late and getting up early. For patiently smiling through bedtime routines while you’re thinking about all of the other things you need to be doing. For being a true endurance athlete in your own right – nine months is no joke. (And neither are those all-nighters that soon follow.) Mostly, thank you for making your health a priority because if you’re not healthy, ain’t nobody healthy.
We know that most of the decisions in the home regarding nutrition and fitness begin with mom. She’s the one that sets the standard, pushes the envelope, and is the example of how to make daily, healthy choices. To all of you moms out there doing your best in these endeavors and all others, we salute you and more importantly, we support you. Happy Mother’s Day!