Practice What You Preach! {here’s to a healthier me!}

All day long, I go on and on about how
Mama’s need other Mama’s. . .
Mama’s need time. . .
Mama’s need a chance to be healthy. . .

But man. . . I SUCK at this!

I will stop the world to make sure a need is met. . . for someone else.
{can anyone relate?!}

It’s so easy to see a fellow Mama in need and jump to help.
To make a meal for a family bringing home a new babe.
To buy groceries or diapers or toilet paper for a family in a tight spot.
To be a sounding board for a friend feeling the pressures of life.

But it’s not so easy to be the Mama needing help.
We feel embarrassed to ask for help.
To ask for a little time alone.
To make ourselves even a little bit of a priority.

I STRUGGLE with this. So. . . I’m making a change.

The last few months have been absolute chaos in our house.
I needed healing time and didn’t take it.
I needed help and didn’t ask.

Now I’m seeing how poorly that has impacted not just me but my family as well.

So now. . . I’m making a promise to myself, to my family, and to you. . .

I am going to practice what I preach.
I am going to be better at taking care of myself.
In many ways.
Through my eating habits,
through my exercise habits,
through my quiet time with God,
through my time with OTHER WOMEN.

I’m. Terrified. Of women.
{Weird I know considering what I do. . .but there’s that.}

Next time you see me, ask me how I’m doing and make me answer you.
{even if I get squirmy. gosh this hurts just writing it!}

I need other Mama’s.
I need time.
I need a chance to be healthy.

Who’s going to join me?!

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