Your house is a mess. You missed your workout(s) this week. Despite your plan to cook every night, you broke down and ordered pizza last night.
The kids rooms are full-on hazmat areas and there's 10 days of laundry that somehow accumulated over the last 2. You've cleaned up legos 24.5 times this week (and they're there again, strewn all over the floor).
You ate a cupcake for breakfast but you posted a picture of your lunch salad on IG so show how healthy you are (mostly for yourself). You might have a cupcake for dinner, too.
You haven't had one adult conversation that wasn't interrupted with 35 incessant "Moms?" in the background (to that end, you might feel like you're going crazy because you can't follow one thought through until the end).
You still have to pay the bills you meant to pay on Monday. You actually can't find them now.
You used 'screen time' a bit more this week than you ever planned to you would when you were pregnant. You are tired. So tired.
If you worked out of the home this week, you know this weekend won't be relaxing, even if it will be full of wonderful family time. And, if you've worked at home this week as a full-time caregiver, your weekend resembles your week and you still have no rest waiting for you. Sorry.
...if your health is weighing on your mind as yet another thing that you didn't quite move forward the way you wanted this week, know this: there is literally no where you "should" be right now (or any time for that matter...this is all in your head).
Every single mamas journey is different. You don't need your pre-baby body back at by a certain time (or ever) and you only need to do as much as you are comfortable with (always). Ease up, ease way up and breathe. Talk kindly to yourself. There's so much more value in the quiet you can create than the chaos you chase.
Your health journey does not begin or end...it's a living, breathing experiment and you get to determine it's pace, trajectory and how it feels for you. Use your powerful mama's intuition to know that this week - it just wasn't your week - and that, sister, is perfectly ok.
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