Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered who am I? I have!! Somewhere between getting married and having kids I lost the Jill I use to be. I was giving all of my energy to my family. I started to lose my identity. I gained weight and just kept getting by day to day.
I was happy I had my family and my beliefs but nothing past that brought me much joy.More pounds came with each pregnancy and not taking it all off after I had the baby just made things worse. I felt alone and would look around and wonder if other mom's were ever feeling like I was. Finally after my second child was born I joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and started to drop some weight. I started to feel a bit better but really had my weight go up and then down and then up again. It was a battle. I would eat when I was board, sad, happy, or just if I felt like it. During this time I just never felt like myself.
I had a few friends that opened up to me that they were going through very similar feelings about losing their Identity. I did not feel alone any longer. A few years back Before even being diagnosed with diabetes I told a friend that I was going to go through a whole transformation. A big lifestyle change I said it may take me a few years but in the end it will be worth it. Not much longer after I said those words I opened my own mobile spa teaching other mom's how to learn to take (ME) time. It is vitally important that moms take time to relax refresh and rejuvenate. I was now practicing what I preached and slowly began to feel more like myself.
After my 3rd child was born I could not take off any weight.That’s when I found I had type 2 diabetes.I vowed to get the weight off. I put together a plan. Eating 6 small meals a day and the pounds started coming off.The more home spa’s I would give the more I would come to find that most mom’s from all walks of life at sometime lost their identify. I really enjoy doing home spa’s and learning all I can about how I can help these mom’s realize how important that (Me) time. is.
Take those much needed breaks.Workout, go to a movie, out to a healthy dinner with a friend, read a book, take a walk.Do anything that lets you be you and a break away from the daily routine of life.
I love helping others!! :-) Remember to be good to yourself.