This week, May 3 - 7, we recognize Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. How timely, with Mother's Day being this Sunday, May 9th. While many mothers will celebrate this day with their loved ones, others will experience grief and pain.
"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."
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.