This summer, while we're feeling like we're missing out because most 'things' are cancelled, we are happy that exercising is NOT one of them! In fact, on the spectrum of safe activities to engage in right now, exercising outdoors alone or in small groups is very low risk!
"Annie is the definition of Mom Strong! Over this past year I've watched Annie push and strive to grow her business! She goes above and beyond to make every mom feel welcome, wanted, and needed in class. Annie has fostered a nonjudgemental environment. This year we got to see a different side of Annie during MOLO (Mother Love Challenge), she opened up and shared some of her own struggles which was inspiring and amazing to see."
Summers are so short. We want to make the time we have at home with our little ones extra special and memorable. But what if we take on too much? What if our to do list is so long that we forget how to be present with our little ones? If you had to pick just 5 special adventures to take with your little ones in the few remaining summer weeks, what would they be?
By the end of MOLO, I was 24 weeks pregnant and felt better than I had in a long time. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoy working out and am physically stronger than I have ever been. It is important to me to keep up with my progress and to teach my family the importance of not just physical health, but mental health as well.
I pushed myself harder than I ever have before and realized how strong I am. My attitude changed and my body started to change as well. I made my wellness a priority. I learned to fuel my body AND my spirit. Slowly, I became the person who could encourage others...THAT has been a powerful aha moment for me.
This wasn’t just a fitness challenge for me, it was a lifestyle challenge. I needed the motivation to find my routine and figure out how to survive what felt impossible some days. I needed to be reminded of how to meal plan and food prep. But I also needed to remember what it felt like to feel good from a healthy home cooked meal and a great workout! I’ve known for years how much I love this amazing tribe of women, but this is the first year I have realized how much I really needed them.