So last week we hosted our very first event with Fit4Mom of Thousand Oaks. I have to be honest, even though I have known this group for a long time and I owe a lot to these ladies for their constant support and love, I was so nervous!!
For the past 8 years all I have known is the mom life. I took a step back from professional work when I became a mom. I am super good at talking with kids and babies, changing diapers, laundry, and all that has to do with kids, but talking to other adults about something that we have created and trying to sound professional, well that is scary!
These women were great! It reminded me why we created this wine and this brand in the first place. Everyone tried the wine and loved it, but most importantly they were able to get out of the house and have some much needed 'them' time.
I was able to speak to most of them throughout the night and hear about their lives, the daily struggles they go through, and what they do to make time for themselves. Fit4Mom is a fitness group for moms. They have classes M-Sat where you bring your children in the stroller and do hard but fun workouts. They have even expanded it to 5:45am classes for those mom's that want that extra push and take their alone time. It was truly inspiring hearing how some of these women make it to each class and do the 5am classes as well.
I owe a lot to Fit4Mom because when my third child was 6months old (about 4 years ago) I never thought I could leave the house and felt really alone in the mom world. Then I was introduced to Fit4Mom and I instantly got a village. It gave me confidence and helped me through some tough mom times. Every mom needs a village and the only way to find your village is to do the something you want/ wanted to do. There is always an excuse not to do something that you want to do but you will never regret doing it and always regret not doing it. So let go of the excuses and make time for you! Cheers
Monday's, back to drop offs, pick ups, lunches, laundry and everything else. You would think that it would be nice to get back to school but this time of year it just seems like there is not enough hours in the day. As soon as school starts its meet the teachers, back to school nights and homework and we all know that homework is really work for parents to do at home with the kids, am I right? Not to mention we are at the beginning of holiday season: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It seems like every weekend is booked up with some kind of event and it really makes it hard to find time for yourself when your running in a million other directions. But this is the time that you need to find that time to yourself. Its important so you don't get overloaded and have a breakdown! well maybe not as many break downs haha. So after you drop off, before you start your load of laundry and millions of chores make sure and try to read that chapter you've been wanting to read, go on that walk, meet up with that friend for some coffee, whatever it is find the time that makes you feel like you again. One of my personal favorite things to do is put on my music, make dinner and have a nice glass of wine. Remember to make time for your retreat.