If there's one thing I've learned since I started my journey to better health it's that the kids benefit from it as much as we do.
I realized this in the first week of getting "back" into fitness after having our 3rd baby that I am a better mom and wife when I'm active; being both physically active AND actively setting goals are such a key part of happiness for me.
It's not really about how my body looks or how many pull ups I can do. It's about setting the goal to get my workouts done and eat healthy and treating my body with respect; which sometimes might mean taking a day off to rest or allowing myself to enjoy a treat.
These are important parts of happiness- the connection between our physical bodies and mental awareness. Allowing yourself to take the time to give your body what it needs. Sometimes we forget-- as om's who's biggest responsibility is to keep our children safe, happy & healthy- to do the same for ourselves.
But I have realized that when we do make the time & effort to take care of ourselves, we have more energy & patience for others, are more productive and even enjoy some of those "mundane tasks" a little better!
When you take care of YOU, you take care of the WHOLE family!!