i'm fitness in my schedule

I read my husband's blog post today regarding ownership, and it really resonated with me. While I'm feeling a lot better, no longer sick and really getting my act together, I'd be lying if I said that I didn't have days when going on a run sounded awful, or folding another load of lightly stained toddler clothes sounded fun. The fact of the matter is that this is the life I've chosen, and it's the life that I'm so blessed to have.

When Ryan deployed, I set some big goals for myself. One of the biggest ones was to find myself again. I want to get my body back, feel good doing it and truly love the process. I discovered two summers ago that I absolutely love running, and I got bit by the race bug. I signed up for a bunch of races this year all because of that, and I'm so excited to see how I do.

I think one of the biggest challenges I've faced since having two children has been the loss of my own identity. When I started losing weight after Spencer was born, and I found that joy in running, I really started to find myself again. Then, when I got pregnant with Porter, I felt like I was second again. Don't get me wrong. As a mother, I will always put my children first, but if there's only one thing I've learned in the past two and a half years, it's that mothers can't always come second.

And so, I decided to join The Babe Campaign. I decided to stick with Weight Watchers for accountability and portioning. I decided to work with a friend here and put together a running club at Fort Drum. I've decided to let my little shop come second for a while because priorities matter - and so do I. Most of all, I've decided to surround myself with positivity and a tribe of go-getters keen on helping me reach my goals. 

What goals do you want to accomplish? I'm thinking of making this a weekly link up for fitness, health, wellness and goals, since that's going to be a big focus of mine. Thoughts?


  1. I think having goals is awesome! Good for you for doing something you want to do!

  2. LOVE this!! I would totally link up with you! I am so passionate about health and fitness :) You got this girl! Awesome work!!

  3. I'd love to do fitness/health/wellness/goals link-up! I've been trying to do a monthly check-in post this year to keep myself a little more accountable to my 2017 goals.
    I know exactly how you feel that you lose yourself a little bit while pregnant. It's such a blessing to have my wonderful kiddos but I'll admit I was not sorry at all to return to just being me after they were born.

  4. I just laughed out loud at this post title. So clever! I can totally understand where you are coming from! I've started running recently and I have really enjoyed it. It has definitely not been easy (I've never been a real runner), but I have been feeling so good afterwards. It feels good to make decisions that help me be a better and healthier me and it helps me be a better mom and wife as well!