For the last 13 plus years I have been so careful with every little thing in my daughters worlds. Not Bubble Wrap careful, but normal careful. I shop organic when I can, try to limit the sweets that go in their little mouths, and introduce all foods in moderation. I ensure they get enough fresh air, enough exercise, time with friends and of course enough sleep.
A couple of months ago I took a long hard
scary look at myself in the mirror. I was pale, tired and a wee bit sad? I’m addicted to drive thru coffee, meals were often leftovers off my children’s plates, opening my car window counted as fresh air. Girls nights out. No time, and sleep? Who remembers sleep? The term burnt out kinda fit the bill.
Well you know what, I turned 40 this year, I’m finally recovering from a brutal back injury and it’s time to get my swagger back. This Mama is not getting any younger and I want to be 40 and fabulous not 40 and frumpy! If I have hard and fast rules for healthy living for my kids, should I not have some for me too!
I started making some changes. Back on the treadmill. Veggies and protein before carbs. Making date night with Hubby, and Coffee with girlfriends a priority. Sleep? Yeah, I still struggle with sleep. I also started taking Adult Essentials Vitamins.
It’s no secret that I firmly believe in IronKids for my kids. It was my Doctor that suggested I start taking Vitamin B and D for myself. Adding these vitamins to my daily routine when I’m giving them to my kids seemed simple enough.
These little changes may not seem like much, but they are making a difference! It’s easier to get up in the morning. I’m proud of myself for setting a good example for my children and not just talking the talk. I have more energy, and maybe best of all, I feel better about me.
Swagger back? Almost. Sexy back? That’s next!
Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for IronKids and Adult Essentials, products I strongly believe in! The opinions expressed in this post are my own.