I developed back problems after my pregnancy with my 2nd child (not surprising at 10 lbs!). It got so bad I couldn’t lift my boys for 3 days, and that’s when I got my wake up call—I realized if I want to keep up with my rough and tumble kids, it’s time I start paying attention to my health too.
Every time I feel guilty about leaving my boys to go to the gym or a physical therapy session I remind myself that my body is my vehicle to all the great memories that lie ahead, and I don’t want to half ass any of it.
Maybe you want to feel more confident in your own skin, run a half marathon or just feel more fit. Whatever it is, find it and keep your eyes set on it through every decision you make.