Simple motivation for today: I AM ENOUGH!
I feel like shit today because I struggle with smoking - I know I have to quit, because my stomach is really angry every time I smoke. But I am addicted. Of course I am, every smoker in the world is!! So what I try to tell myself is that I am the only one that has to deal with the consequences. And I don't HAVE TO quit, because it's my body! But I WANT TO because I don't want to be sick anymore.
But no matter how I do it: I am enough.
Made it out for a run this morning before we hit the road again for leg 2 of our #thanksgivingroadtrip2017 .
My watch died, my phone died, I had no sense of time or distance. I was able to snap a quick picture before my phone crapped out. And, I barely got any sleep.
I was up at 2am with the babygirl who decided she didn’t want to sleep. Slept for about an hour before waking up to my alarm.
I set out to exercise all 3 days during this holiday trip and I planned to go for a run this morning. When I woke up, I told myself I wasn’t going to simply because I didn’t get enough sleep. Sleep is important but I had to wake up regardless if I went for a run or not. An extra 30min of sleep wasn’t gonna make much of a difference... I changed my mind and decided to lace up my shoes and head out for a 30min run anyway. I knew it would help me wake up and feel energized to get through another full day of festivities. 🍁🏃🏻♀️🦃 I’m so glad I decided to do it. Felt so good to breathe the fresh air, pound the pavement and watch the sun rise over the farm fields. 🌅
Not the most ideal start to my day but I’m happy I made it out because the exercise put me in a much better mood. On to the next family gathering!
Every step is important, even the smallest. My small step today was doing my hair before school. Just 5 minutes and I actually don't feel like shit anymore!
Should be natural, but not with PTSD: Every shower is hard because I have to deal with my body, touch it, look at it. My self hate is bigger than the wish to look nice, I guess.. (Lil artwork inspired by @weinsteinwellness)
Yes, even dad's and partners can experience postpartum depression. The change in sleep patterns, mama's emotions, all of babies cries and noises and everything else in between that's new!! I've seen it first hand - partner's overtired, not wanting to go back to work and feeling all the emotions of having a new addition in the family. Part of my job is to chat with dad's and partners about sleep solutions, destressing mechanisms, coping with emotions and worrying less about mom and babe. And same goes for mama's....to talk about it all and help them through each step, each phase and each day. We acknowledge postpartum depression and know that help is needed, help is available and help is ok.