There are times I hear excuses and I think “if I was a mom…” but I could never say them or justify them because we don’t know how we would respond in a situation UNTIL we are in that situation. So I typically use my sister and my clients who are moms and find awesome and creative ways to work around their excuses as examples.
I have met some pretty amazing moms out there who don’t use any excuses to get to where they want to be physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially in their lives. So admirable!!
Today when I was biking on the bike path after a loop around the hills of Horsetooth, I passed a woman who I just HAD to tell you all about. She is getting it DONE…no excuses! Now I don’t know this woman, I don’t know her goals or anything about her life, but I do know that what she was doing today on the bike path could eradicate some of the biggest and most popular excuses I hear moms use.
This woman was walking, pushing her baby in a stroller, with the dog leashed to the stroller, on her headset talking to someone on the phone, pushing the stroller with one hand and pumping a dumbbell in the other hand!! SERIOUSLY! She was getting in her cardio and strength training, walking her dog, hanging with her baby, getting her vitamin D, AND chatting with her mother-in- law (or whoever) all at the same time!! And who knows, she could be a biz owner calling clients or following up with customers…even more impressive!
I just wanted to share this because I do believe if something is important to you, you will find a way to make it happen. I read about a woman who was training for the Badwater 135 mile running race and every day ran an hour before the kids got up, got the kids up and ready for school, worked, picked the kids up and took them to their after school activities, ran an hour during their activities, made them dinner, did homework, got them to bed, and then ran an hour at night. This gave her 18 miles of running a day during the week, and then she would run a little longer on the weekend to get in the longer distances. She had a job, a family, and still made her dream happen! That is for sure a supermom!!
At the pool where I coach swim team, there are always moms up in the bleachers doing lunges on the steps, running the bleachers, and doing pushups on the railings. My sister runs around the soccer field during her daughter’s practice. I have a friend who has 2 kids and still trains for ironman triathlons while taking care of the kids AND juggling her hubby’s crazy fireman schedule. There are people out there doing what you want to do under the same circumstances you are in, making it work, and doing what it takes to make their dreams come true.
NO MORE EXCUSES!!
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