I've officially completed my Fourth Trimester, which means it's been about a year since this whole baby journey began.
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I’m finally feeling some mental space free up to process what the heck just happened, and I'm starting to wonder:
how does this new role of MOM integrate into the rest of my life?!?!
The last few weeks have been about experiencing wild ups & downs as I try to ride the wave of adding things like career, friends, exercise, and just-for-fun activities back into my life.
For a few days I felt like I was on a roll:
Getting to some movement classes, seeing body practitioners for my healing, having the grandparents watch Baby T, wrapping my mind around what work will look like...
And then for a few days:
Baby T and I had head colds, we had extra family in town, we traveled for a wedding, did't move my body at all, catching up on politics :( , my body pain increased and overall IRRITABLE & FRUSTRATED.
In those periods I start to think it will always be stormy.
But it won’t.
For me, connecting to my body and movement is the KEY.
~ It unlocks the next step.
~ It reminds me to breathe.
~ It relaxes my shoulders.
~ It starts to clear the dark cloud over my mind.
~ It makes me feel space for possibility.
~ It helps press (at least a momentary) pause on racing thoughts.
~ It softens my frustration.
It just makes me feel better!
It’s not easy to fit in a ton of movement right now, but I’m trying to because the difference with it in my life is tremendous!
Speaking of insta... I asked what YOUR go-to for re-centering on a recent post and I love what my friend Amy said:
Positive self talk.
YES, YES and YES.
My absolute favorite is the COMBO of Movement + Positive Self Talk!
Which is the reason every time my friend and mentor Erin Stutland runs her live Say It, Sweat It, Get It Challenge, I want to shout it from the rooftops!
This program creates major shifts and gets you realigned with your body and the movement you want to make in your life.
If you’re looking for a way to build your confidence and stay centered amongst your daily ups & downs, please join in this program!
Each day for a week, you’ll get a fresh new workout with a mix of movements and positive mantras delivered straight to your inbox, so you can get moving and start turning your dreams into plans.
I'm definitely doing it this time around to help me re-center as a new mom!
Will you join me?
With love and getting back into motion,
PS - The quickie version:
I partner with Erin Stutland every year (if you don't already know... she's a fitness expert, host of the TV show Altar'd, and has a book coming out soon!) on her Say It, Sweat It, Get It Challenge because her method is one of my FAVORITES for creating major movement in your body AND your life.
It's 5 days of 5-minute workouts that will have your booty shakin’ and your heart soaring!
(And I especially need that right now! Anybody else?... I challenge you to take the Challenge with me!! ;) Get it free right here).
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