I am a Mommy to two healthy children, and I thank God for that every day and every night when I tuck them into bed. My son is almost 7 and will have a birthday this weekend. He is a first grader who loves math and science and has a love of learning! He is funny and wise, kind and caring, and at times, a real stinker!
My daughter is 4 and goes to preschool. She is learning to write her letters and her name, and the all-important job of socializing and sharing! She is kind and sensitive, at times dramatic and loves animals!
Having been a Mom for 7 years, and after almost 38 years, I can tell you that I have learned more lessons in my 7 years of being a Mom than I have in the rest of my life. It is a challenging, all-consuming job at times, my kids push me to my limits and there are days I have to fight to be reasonable and patient with them. Explosions sometimes happen because we are all only human but I have also found the power of apology to be just as important to them as me.
Having a baby is such a miraculous joy. After a long 9 months of anticipation, there is nothing to compare with the first moment you see your baby face to face. You feel so much love, and a fierce protectiveness for this tiny human being who depends on you for his/her every need.
Although it can be easy to let life revolve around being a new Mommy, it’s also important to take some time out to yourself a few times a week for an hour or so so that you don’t get completely worn out.
Habits are formed over time; most people have found success with making a healthy change if they commit themselves to the change for 21 days. Why not start a new habit of exercise? This can be a great way to release endorphins, get more energy to take care of your precious baby, and shed some of those pesky baby pounds that just won’t fall off by only breastfeeding and eating healthy.
Fitness Boot Camp offers a 21-day kickstart program that offers 2, 3, or 4 times weekly semi-private training sessions with a professional personal trainer who will watch your technique and form and make sure you are making the correct movements for maximum muscle building and weight loss. They will encourage you when you hit a plateau and feel as though you aren’t making any progress, they can change up your exercise routine so that you don’t get bored, and most of all act as an accountability partner, helping you commit to the change one step at a time.
Your uniquely designed program might contain a combination of cardio and weight exercises depending on your goals and fitness level, utilizing the correct tools to get the job done.
So while you are enjoying watching your little one grow, don’t forget to take some time our for yourself, your baby will benefit with having a happy, healthy Mommy!