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I never thought I'd be married with kids and be a SAHM. I always wanted to be a high powered career woman. I wanted to travel and have nice things and wear stilettos everyday. And have nice hair and nails. I still want that. But I've accepted that I need to be patient and enjoy the situation I'm in right now.
I recognise that I'm very blessed to have what I have, and am thankful for it. But sometimes the thoughts of "is this really all I am" get a bit overwhelming. Patience and faith get me through the dark times. Those, and coffee.
I am also a single mum of 3. A sole parent in fact. And i make time for exercise. I also made sure that i eat healthy. I already eat a predominate plant based diet. I limit fats and sugars and cook all our meals from scratch. I love cooking so that helps and i am a good cook. I make time each day to exercise. Whether its home in front of the tv with step board and weights. Or if its a whole day doing yard work, or gardening, lifting and walking. The kids just play around me or try and help me. I get out and take the kids for walks at the beach or botanical gardens. There is no excuse, do things around the house, invest in exercise equipment, doesnt need to be much and just do it at home. I cant afford the gym and no one to look after my kids. But that does not stop me and i am at my fittest and smallest i have ever been!
Get motivated and force yourself to exercise. Helps for weight and for a pick me up. Drag your kids along (I made it fun by buying them cheap big w exercise wear) Make no excuses. Walking is good.
Getting 30 min a day really does help physically and emotionally.