I know I posted this in my stories, but I’ve grown to love it enough to put in in my feed!
The amount of personal growth I’ve seen since I started exercising last year can’t be quantified. I’ve hit plenty of speed bumps and twice as many milestones. I feel strong in my mind and strong in my body, but the biggest change has been in the between time... Waking up, fixing lunches, changing diapers, breaking up sib squabbles, cleaning messes. Feeling good most of the time, instead of frayed at the seams.
Recognizing that the choice to take care of myself first has made me a better person, and most importantly a better mother.
I might not continue to compete in races, but I quite like the (im)permanent mark it has left on me, and my family.