We welcomed sweet baby Grayson into the world on May 21, 2016. After getting home from the hospital I realized everything was different this time around. I couldn’t lay down and binge watch Netflix for hours at a time. There were not as many meals brought over and no one was banging down our door to fold laundry and load the dishwasher. I couldn’t “nap when the baby naps” (who really does that anyways?) with a toddler on the loose. I had a busy 2 year old who needed to burn off energy and I quickly realized I needed to be on my A game 24/7.
So the boys and I got moving, truly taking one step at a time during those first few days home. We stopped eating out and we made meals at home that were healthy and tasty. I made time for myself and to work out and began feeling stronger than I have in years. I was getting more accomplished than I anticipated and I felt excited about the possibilities. I began noticing in my conversations with others that what frequently arose were comments about how tired they were, the lack of time to cook or work out, and that they weren’t feeling good about themselves anymore. It seemed that the consensus was these women would work on this later – when kids were older and time slowed down. Believe me – I am not perfect, I have been there. When you are running on limited sleep and are exhausted from chasing kids around it is easy to skip workouts. It is easy to grab unhealthy food because it is fast and cheap. There are always dirty dishes piling up and clothes that need to be washed. There are so many excuses that we can come up with to avoid being healthy and active. But, this is not the path I chose and I am so very glad. My life has become infinitely better since then. I feel better and stronger than I have in years. I am happier and more energetic at the end of the day. I am a better wife, mother, friend and it feels amazing.
So, here we are. It is a journey that my family and I have decided to embark on. It wont be perfect and there will be twists and turns. I am passionate and dedicated to being the best I can be – strong, active, happy, and healthy – for myself and my boys. In the process, I would love to help inspire others to do the same. Fit Family Life was born while I was taking those first few steps – here you will find family friendly healthy and easy recipes and fitness ideas. I hope that by sharing what I am doing it will inspire others to do the same.