Wow. Let’s be real, shall we? I am a major over-committer. Not only that, but I am a big, BIG fan of instant gratification. I started this blog with intentions of making it something huge and incredible right off the bat.. using my education and knowledge to promote health and wellness in both the physical and spiritual sense, geared towards moms. When I started this blog, my son was an infant and my husband and I were living with my in-laws to save some money while our house was being built.
My life has changed significantly since then, mainly in the fact that we had another baby; a sweet little girl. I love, love, LOVE being a mom. Taking care of these two little humans is my most important earthly priority, has been a huge learning experience and has forced me to prioritize and, unfortunately, some things have gone by the wayside, including this blog.
I laugh when I look back at the notebooks I used to organize my thoughts on where this blog was going to go, what I would write about, how I planned on posting three (three!) times a week… how I wanted so badly to sound like an “authority” on health and wellness because, well, based on my credentials, I should be.
The truth is, I do know a lot about health and wellness, both in the physical and spiritual sense. I would consider myself a mature believer, though I am always learning and aching to grow closer to God and learn more about Him and His Word. I do have two degrees in health-related fields and I am an ACSM certified exercise physiologist. However, I have been feeling convicted. No moms need me to tell them what to do to get healthier, or post a list of pros and cons of working out, or link them to a bunch of recipes and instagram-perfect pictures of how cute my kids are for three seconds before they are both screaming and tearing my house apart.
In having my second baby, God has really shown me how much moms; not just brand new moms, but moms on their second, third, fourth kiddo; need someone to relate to. They need to know they aren’t alone in this season of life where they feel stuck in their house with babies clamoring for every ounce of their attention and physical energy. And me? I need the outlet.
Also with my second pregnancy, it has been thrown into sharp relief how much I put my health on the back burner. It is very easy to know a lot; it is entirely different to do something about it and put what you know into motion. I know how to eat, I know how to exercise correctly, I know strategies to make time for it and stick to it; and maybe I will write about that in the future, but only as I am actually physically doing these things and making them happen.
It is more important to me for my writings to be genuine, a reflection of myself as a mom and as someone who can put what she knows into practice and hopefully encourage some people along the way. This blog is about my life; growing spiritually and physically and as a mom and wife. I hope it is relatable and helpful in some way to some one.
So here we go again.. almost a year later and hopefully with a clearer focus of what this will be. I hope you’ve enjoyed my ramblings and will come back for more.