Monday, October 24, 2011

Taking Care Of Mommy

What do you do to take care of you?  As a mommy, I make sure the children are well fed, attend school, and stay healthy.  As I look at myself, I realize I am neglecting ME.  I am not eating great (left over mac and cheese is not a meal), not taking time to read, and not exercising AT ALL.  I am burning out quickly.
I have been taking a nutrition course online that has started me thinking about the importance of activity in our daily lives.  I have learned that aerobic activity not only decreases stress, but regulates hormones and boosts self confidence. As a mommy of 3, I could definitely use a little "regulation".So I decided to make a goal for myself.  I am starting to run!  
I have been looking at baby joggers for months and finally decided to make a purchase.  I will begin training for a 5K in December.  Since I am NOT a runner (I am barely a walker), I will be starting slowly by alternating walking and running until I can jog. My oldest son has also expressed an interest in running.  I am hoping to bring the entire family on board. 
Let the running begin!
So if you are in my area on Saturday morning, look for me at the high school track.  I will be the one being carried by an 8 year old.  Just kidding- I hope!
What do you do to take care of yourself?


jessicaclarke said...

Good for you , I just started running myself not too long ago when I got a jogging stroller, never thought I would but I actually enjoy it

Carmen said...

So true. Moms often neglect themselves because they are so busy taking care of everyone else.