LIFE // Real Talk #2

Today was one of those days I felt like a crappy mom/wife. I lost my cool and emotions just gave in.

This Sunday like most Sunday's in our house is used to get our busy lives organized before the week starts. However today, the list of things to get accomplished before the sun goes down just seemed to grow as the minutes ticked by and as a new thing got added I began to feel my stress levels raise through the roof. These are those days where hugs and kisses can't seem to melt them away but what you need are those quiet moments away from those you love the most so you can just collect yourself.

I know all is not lost and that today's "bad memories" will fade away. But it's often so hard to not be kind to yourself when you know you could've been better about your own behavior. If my mindset had just shifted, maybe just maybe, the night would've ended just a bit smoother. Instead here I am alone in silence, just trying my best to forgive myself for "failing" to be a better mother.  

Being an adult and parent is hard! Don't get me wrong there are moments of incredible joy. Laughter that fills the world and chased the grey clouds. But there are equally bad moments too. These are those moments as mothers where we need to take a step back, forgive ourselves, and remind ourselves tomorrow is a new day. 

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.