Life is all about balance. Now that I am back to work I’m trying to find balance between working two jobs, spending QUALITY time with my two kids, keeping up with their extra curricular, running, and life.
Last week we had a whole bunch of firsts: Brady’s first day of school, soccer game and goal. With life being all about balance I believe it is necessary that we had to have at least one last event…yesterday we said one last goodbye to my uncle who passed away. while it was a sad day for my family, we took the time to celebrate his life and today life goes on….
As I get older I am learning how important it is to have balance. For example in training if you go over board and train too much you can end up injured, while under training can lead to poor performance. Too much of anything can be dangerous, that is why it’s important to know your limits.
One thing mother hood has taught me, even though I don’t always like it, is that I can’t control everything. Would I love to be out of the house by 645AM every day? Hell yes! That would give me enough time to drop both kids off and grab my medium coconut caramel iced coffee light and sweet (yes same thing, every time). HOWEVER, there are days, life this morning, where I change my outfit 10x, my hair doesn’t cooperate, Brady refuses to get out of bed and Ella won’t sit still so I can do her hair, and while I definitely could of used coffee this AM, there was no way it was going to happen. AND with mornings there has to be balance, so there are my afternoons (the only time I get to run during the week)….IF Michael gets out of work in time, and it’s not too dark, and I’m not too tired, and I can get dinner out of the oven….THAN I can go running… and if the stars don’t align I don’t get to run:(. The old me would have had a melt down but there are some things that are more important to me than getting that run in… BALANCE.
I think it’s often hard for people to push past their comfort zone. Whether it be eating the same exact thing for breakfast everyday, doing the exact same exercise for the same amount of time everyday or going some place at the same exact time everyday; making a change can be difficult because we are of course creatures of habit. Sometimes it opens up some new and amazing doors, sometimes it shows you how much stronger you are, and sometimes… it helps you find balance.