Several months ago I talked a lot about self care and how deeply important I think it is, especially for moms of young kids. It's far too easy to get caught up in the day to day tasks and lose ourselves in the process! We begin to exist only as "Mom" and not as "Katie" or "Amanda" or "Cari" or "Nicole." But by finding ways we can take care of ourselves, ways to fill our own cups, we will not only hold on to our own identities we will have the ability to really pour into others.
Since becoming a mom I've found that I really enjoy exercise. After our second son was born I lost more than 70 pounds by doing at home workouts and cutting down my calories. I usually did a few 10 minute videos but I attempted to go through p90x at this point. I missed lots of days and didn’t push myself as hard as I probably could have. But it still felt amazing to fit into sizes I had never fit into before and feel healthy and energized for taking care of my kids.Read More