Hello and welcome to all of the hard-working moms out there who have discovered this blog. Let me be straight and honest with you all. This is not a blog about how wonderful we are as moms and how everyone needs to bow down and worship us because we do so much. The purpose of this blog is for us to be honest with ourselves and realize that we are a bunch of whiners who go on and on about no one appreciating us and blaming everyone but ourselves for our problems.
My name is Shadow. I am in my 30′s and I am a part-time orthodontist and a full-time mother of two 4-year olds. My road to becoming a mommy was very difficult and challenging and consumed me for several years. I feel so blessed every day to have an opportunity to experience motherhood. But somewhere along the way I sort of lost myself. All of a sudden I started taking naps during the day, going to bed earlier at night, eating snacks all day, putting weight on, feeling depressed, becoming anti-social and turning into a robot who just performed daily tasks and chores. I was in a major slump, and I expected my husband to drag me out of it. Oh, I whined and whined about being over-worked, taken for granted and not appreciated. I thought no one understood how diffucult my life was. I didn’t have time to take a shower or get ready properly in the mornings. I had no time to eat right or exercise. The kids and the husband were sucking the life out of me. Blah, blah, blah! Why wasn’t my husband helping me feel better? Why was he not dragging me out of this slump?
Then one day I realized that if I was going to have a happier more fulfilling life, I would have to drag MYSELF out of the slump. I would have to stop whining and take some action. My husband is a great person and wonderful husband and father, but he can’t take me to the gym and put me on the treadmill and move my legs back and forth in a running motion! That’s ridiculous!
Of course these are just my opinions, but I want to share with you what has worked for me.
Moms, you are wonderful and beautiful and the hardest working people on the planet, but you are also the biggest whiners ever! You are the one in charge of your destiny and your happiness. You have to start making yourself a priority. Make a list of your goals and dreams and think of what you can do to realize those dreams. I transformed my life by eating a clean healthy diet and exercising seven days a week! You have to start feeling better about yourself and that begins with a healthier diet and a fitness plan. When you work-out and eat right, you will have energy to face the hectic day. You will become healthier and become less dependent on medications. You will lose weight and look better in clothes. You will feel more confident. Your family and friends will respond to the positive changes they see in you and you will be able to do whatever you set your mind to.
STOP the whining today, and let’s work together to a happier, more fulfilling life!!