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CONQUERING MOM GUILT

Conquering Mom Guilt - Samantha Anderson
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Raise of hands; those of you who are moms, who struggle with mom’s guilt!? I am sure you all raised your hands!

Sorry guys, this one will be just for us females. But it might be informative to get an insight into some of our experiences. 

I personally feel that we females are programmed to want to help others, maybe motherly instinct, but I also feel that having a better perspective around what actually is helping others vs hurting others, based on how we treat ourselves. 

Most of us females will put off doing things for ourselves first, because there are so many other things that need to be done first, whether it is laundry, feeding the kids, taking the dog for a walk, cleaning the house, we truly feel that this needs to be taken care of first. But what if we switched our perspectives?

I always get my workouts in first, even if it may be rushed. I always feel energized after and I feel I am showing up better not only for myself but for the people around me.

Did you know that most of my clients, when they start working with me and they start on an exercise and nutrition journey, that their energy improves, their mood improves, they are able to do more for their kiddos? Now imagine with all that extra energy, better mood, and ability to do more, what you can actually be capable of.

I know for myself, I always get my workouts in first, even if it may be rushed. I always feel energized after and I feel I am showing up better not only for myself but for the people around me.

I am sure you have heard this analogy already. If you have, it’s a good reminder and if you haven’t, it is also a good reminder. You know how on the airplane when they tell you that in case of an emergency and the air pressure changes, to put on your air mask first before a child’s. Now, why? Because since we have taken care of ourselves first, we can now take care of other people way better than we would have done before. If we didn’t put on the air mask first and we passed out, we aren’t very helpful!

Now I am not a mom, but I understand this concept and I know my clients thrive off of this perspective change. PLUS, they tend to instill such an important concept of health and nutrition to their kiddos that can make lifelong changes. So what are you waiting for? Do this for you! Start that workout routine, sign up at the gym, register for those zoom workouts, challenge yourself to join a transformation challenge. 

I want you to know that you truly DESERVE this for yourself and the opportunity to become a better version of yourself. Let’s see what you are capable of doing and crush your health and fitness goals.

Photo By: David Ford

I am a certified CanFit Pro Personal Trainer, Boot Camp and Kangoo Power Fitness Instructor. I have had many experiences and education opportunities, such as being a Magnum-sponsored athlete and receiving my Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Nutrition certificate.

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