As a busy mum, it's not always easy to make that time for you. In fact, sometimes it's like a military operation trying to get any time for yourself, never mind time to work on your health goals.
One of the biggest challenges that ladies have when they first come to us is that amongst the madness of being a busy woking mum, running a household and being a wife or partner, they believe they haven't got the TIME, ENERGY OR MENTAL SPACE for themselves. Fitting in their own exercise is just another chore to add to the everlasting list. It's a juggling act!!
Let me tell you, I totally get it. Since becoming a mummy to my gorgeous boy Max, I can relate more than ever to the plate spinning. I love being a mum more than anything in the world but I get that it's just not that simple to do what you want to when you want to when you have a little human who is totally dependent on you.
The last year has been a huge learning curve, not only about motherhood but it has taught me so much about myself and totally reinforced the whole Heatone ethos about the importance of making time for YOU.
I've learnt that I NEED to make that time for me to get my exercise in and eat well. For me, it's way more than just the physical benefits. The mental benefits are my biggest driver. It keeps me happy and balanced. This in turn makes me a better mummy to my boy and a happier wife, daughter, friend and leader.
Yes, sometimes I have to make sacrifices in other areas to fit it in but by being happier and more balanced, it makes me better in these other areas.
Exercise and a healthy lifestyle have been part of me for so long. It's a huge part of my identity. For a while, I felt I lost this part of me because all of my energy was on looking after my boy and running my business. Now I realise that just because I'm a mum, it doesn't mean I can't still have that part of my identity. It may just take a bit more juggling to fit it all in. That juggle is so worth it though.
So if you're not feeling like you right now but feel like you just don't have time for you, I would love to invite you to just press pause and think about YOU and what will make you the happiest version of you.
Would feeling fitter and healthier make you feel like you again?
If you need some help with getting back to you but don't have much time, get in touch and we can show you the way in as little as 3 hours per week.
We're all real, down to earth women who totally get how it is juggling life!
Ellen Murray: spreading hope, self-belief and empowerment to real women.