Hi again everyone! Happy Spring!
Wait. It is spring isn’t it?
Although, it may not feel like spring, all around me spring is trying to show me that it is on its way. More hours of daylight, the tulips starting to come up in our mulch beds, and our oldest boys moving on from basketball to baseball and soccer seasons. In our family, spring is also the time of change, which is probably why it spring has not been my favorite season the past few years. We go from the winter months where the cold and snow allows me to feel settled. During the winter, there are not too many places to go, just sitting on my couch sipping coffee while the kids watch Big Hero 6 for the third time in two weeks. Suddenly the snow melts away, and the calendar on our kitchen wall reminds me that it is time to pack up our stuff and find a new place to put our roots. Once again, it is time to change things up, and find my brave to take on another adventure.
In many ways this is a very good thing. Every spring I de-clutter by looking around our house and asking myself why we keep moving around a box that I am pretty sure has not been opened in the last 10 years. I go through our kids closet, put out clothes and toys to donate and feel a little sad when I realize how much the kids grew over that one year.
In the midst of all this change and reorganizing, my priorities and goals fall to the end of the to do list. As a mom, I get so caught up in the things that need to be done in the next couple of months for our kids before, during and after we move. The whole process is overwhelming and the other day I found myself scouring for homes to rent while eating my lunch of crackers and pimento cheese and drinking what else? A venti iced caramel macchiato.
I felt irritated at myself because I felt like I had fallen off the 6FIT bandwagon. I was reverting back to my old ways of not eating the best lunches and over caffeinating myself. I was letting my stress get the best of me, and letting it affect my decisions in the things I could control.
Can anyone else relate? The feeling that spring is right around the corner and while that sounds nice, thinking about what needs to be done to get us spring and summer ready seems to be a bit daunting?
I know my Facebook news feed has been full of articles about how to get swimsuit ready, but I think what really can be the best part about spring (or the part I am really trying to embrace this year), is getting your mind ready for summer. Getting my mind free of all those doubts and worries that come with all the change. The confidence to say, “Yes I am ready for change. I am ready for this new season.” The confidence to say to myself that if I can get through Ashley’s total body class, than I am strong enough to do ANYTHING. The confidence to try something new and out of my comfort zone by taking Lindy’s POUND class, only to find it is something I love and look forward to every week.
A new season can be a good thing, and I am ready to kick it off in a couple of weeks with the with spring 6FIT. I hope you can join me, and together we can help each other find the confidence to attack the next season of our life, whatever that may be.
Mom of 3, wife, business owner, ballet teacher and fitness instructor. Trying hard to raise healthy, happy and grateful children while running the studio of my dreams. Trying to stay FIT, flexible, stylish and take care of myself in the process!