Have you ever found yourself saying,
"I'll wait until my kids are older,"
"I'll wait to start that workout or nutrition plan until we don't have as much going on with events and parties."
"I'll wait until I have the exact amount of time to start this project."
"I'll wait until we have everything in place to take the next step."
I have to catch myself when I say this, or my lovely voices in my head start creeping in holding me back.
It's so easy to wait for a better time. What's not easy is change. It can be in the simplest task to the biggest move. But friends, not moving or taking any steps forward is not serving us in anyway.
One thing I've learned since becoming a mom, is that the timing is most likely not going to be right. In fact, today for example, I didn't workout in the morning. I slept a little later and just wasn't feeling it. I usually don't have the option of leaving the house for my workouts, but Jimmy came home early from work before his surgery (he's fine, by the way). It was raining out, and man do I love a good run in the rain. I didn't have much time to get this run in. The old me would have said never mind, I won't be able run and shower before his appointment. He looked at me and said, do you want to go running? and of course, my answer was
So I quickly changed and hit the pavement. I knew I only had 20 minutes, so I kept going, threw some sprints in there and ran a over 2 miles. I felt so much better, physically, but more important mentally. I would have liked to have run 3-4 miles, but if I waited for that exact amount of time, it might not have ever happened.
The timing will never be perfect.
Do what you can when you can to feel good. Bottom line.
What are your biggest struggles, and what can you do in this very moment to turn them around?
It's that simple, mamas.
In fact, right now, stop reading this and write down 5 things that bring absolute joy to your life?
What makes you happy? What elevates your energy? Your mood? The timing will never be right, but continuing to live in overwhelm and struggle is not what we were made to do.
Even if it's just for 5 minutes. Your mind will thank you. Your body will thank you. Your husband will thank you. Your children will thank you.
It's not going to feel right. You might even feel some guilt. That's all normal. Do it anyways. It might feel a little crazy, but give it a chance.
What have you got to lose???