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Why self care isn’t selfish

Goals may look like they are achieved over night sometimes. I want you to know though – everyone goes through personal struggles whether it’s physical or mental – we all struggle!

In the famous words of Rocky Balboa-

“It ain’t about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep on moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done”.

I have many stories but by far the one I am most proud story of is when I had my son. After bringing him home from the hospital and struggling with an emergency c-section and postpartum depression and anxiety – I knew I couldn’t keep living in the anxious state I was in. I knew that when I focused on myself just a little bit out of the day that I felt better. I felt stronger and I could be a better Mom.

So about 3 months after he was born and living in this anxious and depressed state – I started working out again. Thank god. Working out saved my life. Working out saved my sanity. Taking 30 minutes a day to workout and put myself first changed everything! I felt like I could conquer life again. I was at a bad spot and cried all the time! I can tell you exactly a year ago from today I was a totally different woman.

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I was 185 lbs – struggled with all of the emotions that come with being a new mom and had severe postpartum depression/anxiety. Today, I am 130 lbs (which really doesn’t matter but for purposed of my story I share it!) – stronger mentally and am a better mom, wife and employee.

I’ve learned that taking care of myself is NOT something to be guilty about. I learned that taking time to workout was not selfish it is NEEDED.

So I want to ask you: What are your obstacles right now? What kind of excuses are you making? I used to say “I don’t have time. I don’t want to put my baby down so I can workout. I don’t feel good. I feel guilty.” Instead now I workout with my son in the room. I talk to him while I lift weights and he plays.

I don’t feel guilty – I feel like I’m taking care of my health so that I’m here for HIM. So that I can show up as my best self for HIM!

Do you need support? Do you need an extra push in the right direction? I want to be here for you! I want you to know that you don’t need to feel guilty for taking time for yourself. You don’t need to keep making excuses and putting your health on the back burner! Invest in yourself and make the leap if you’ve been questioning this decision. Investing in ourselves now will save us from feeling all sorts of guilt and anxiety down the road.

Join me in my newest group Find your Strong.

fiNDYOURSTORNG.pngWhen you sign up with me you get:

– 30 minute phone consultation to pick the best workout and nutrition program for you
– One on one coaching 24/7
– LIFETIME access to my accountability groups
– 1 Month Supply of Shakes
– Meal Prep containers
– Shaker bottle
– 1 Year of OnDemand workouts

Sign up here!

In this group we tackle obstacles like:

– Not having enough time
– Excuses
– Relationships
– Career
– Nutrition
– Planning
– Mom-Life

Learn more about the group here. Learn more about why I became a coach here.

I want to leave you with this amazing podcast about restrictions and why we shouldn’t restrict ourselves!

XOXO

Emily

1 thought on “Why self care isn’t selfish”

  1. Love you, Emily Rose! You go, Girl!!!
    Not ready for a group yet considering I had foot surgery Monday and can just about walk. HOWEVER, I took a day off today to rest so that was a first step. Aunt Sharonโ€™s funeral tomorrow. Give that baby boy a big hug. Miss you, K and L. AA ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’•

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