“I needed to take care of myself or I’d have nothing left to give my little ones. It wasn’t an indulgence or a pat on the back. It was do or die. If my heart was going to keep me going, it was going to need attention. It was time to give myself permission to be a priority again—starting now.” – Emily Ley “Grace Not Perfection”.
Aren’t these expressed concerns all to familiar?? The guilt of doing something for oneself despite the EXTREME importance and benefit of it!?
This puts into words PERFECTLY why I I’m
so serious about my “passion job”! I dedicate hours upon hours, that others have expressed to me being ‘a waste of time’, to see EVEN IF JUST ONE of my Rockstars make a lifestyle change. When my Rockstars do and stick with it KNOWING that for their own heart and health they need to take care of themselves for the LONG run it’s the best feeling ever and the best ‘paycheck’ ever! #mylife #mypassionjob #coachlife
Give it a 2nd read through! Think about it! Can’t you relate?
“I needed to take care of myself or I’d have nothing left to give my little ones. It wasn’t an indulgence or a pat on the back. It was do or die. If my heart was going to keep me going, it was going to need attention. It was time to give myself permission to be a priority again—starting now.”
Don’t way for do or die. Just DO NOW!! Make it •DAY 1• not •one day•!
I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!