After eating McDonald’s for lunch yesterday, my new co-worker and I got into a conversation about nutrition.
I sheepishly told her about this blog. She had no idea that I ran half marathons, competed in triathlons or consider myself a “healthy living blogger.”
Let’s face it. Since she’s known me, I look a little overweight (due to the fact that I’m 14 weeks pregnant), I’ve been grabbing food on the go and have been giving into every pregnancy craving for milkshakes or greasy fast food.
It felt like a wake up call.
How do I define myself? Am I owning the fact that I value fitness and health? Am I living that way?
Or am I falling into a dangerous new me – one that isn’t focused on working out or getting proper nutrition, all in the name of being “too busy.”
I don’t want to be that woman.
I want to be the woman who values herself. Who knows she is worth it. Who takes time to take care of herself, no matter how busy she is. No matter how “inconvenient” it might feel.
It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it. I know that. I’ve lived it.
Our life feels anything but “normal” right now. We are settling into new routines in our new town, with my new job…oh and have I mentioned the fact that we’re living with my in-laws for a while?
Every rhythm of life has seemingly been off-beat for a while. All of my “normals” are no longer so.
But that’s no excuse. Life is always changing.
It’s all about priorities.
It’s about making sure I’m taking care of myself so I can take care of my family.
Because there really is nothing more important than that.