Honoring Mom

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By Samantha Taylor
Samantha Taylor Fitness

A mom dedicates so much of her life to raise her children, investing her time to be there for whatever her kids need. And in the midst of caring for everyone else, mom often doesn’t take care of her own health. She carefully packs everyone’s lunch but her own. She makes sure everyone gets to their sports and activities but not her own. What mom doesn’t realize sometimes is that by not taking care of herself, she cannot give as much as she can to those kids because many times, she is just tired.

Of course, that is not the case for all moms, but the thousands of moms I have helped lose weight say before they start our program, “I just want more energy, to feel better and to be more active with my kids.” One client who lost 4 sizes and helped her children come off sugar, too, said, “I am so much happier as a mother. I didn’t realize how irritable I had become with these 3 boys. It really is so different raising kids when you are healthy and fit.”

Many moms tell me they regret sitting on the sidelines instead of being engaged with their kids. And numerous moms have admitted to me that that they don’t feel as confident about their bodies compared to the other moms so they feel embarrassed showing up at events and interacting with other people. And they tell me that they are not as happy as they used to be and that makes them grouchier and snappier with their kids. And by the time the evening rolls around, they have given so much of themselves that when it comes time to spend time with their husbands, they sometimes feel too tired and want to go to bed!

Then I hear the other side of moms who do take action and invest time in themselves as well as take care of their family. They learn that it’s not selfish and it’s actually for the family, too, because when mom is happy and feeling good, that affects the whole family. I have had husbands of our clients tell me, “Thank you for giving me my wife back! She is happy again!” A good example of this is a client whose husband inspired her to come see us and she lost 90 lbs. in 10 months!

It’s so important that we mothers take care of ourselves, too. When we do this, our bodies are strong and we have lots of energy and stamina to be the wonder woman we are! Women are amazing, and being a mother is a whole other level. Give yourself the gift of taking care of you, too! You are not only doing it for yourself but you are also doing it for your family.

You want to be able to play with those children on the ground and easily get back up, to be able to watch them graduate and babysit those grandchildren without being bogged down with a bunch of medical issues. Most people that deal with medical issues wish they would have taken care of their bodies. I know some medical issues are not avoidable but doing something to prevent the ones that are is the key.

Give your mother, your wife, or yourself, the gift of health and wellness and contact us for a free Body Transformation Analysis so you can see and feel how much better you will feel when you are healthier! We even have many husbands that have encouraged. Happy Mother’s Day, you amazing women!

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