Lately I have come back to this question time and time again. I will be the first to admit I am a very impatient person. I start a workout program and expect results a week into it. I cannot tell you how many times I have started Recreating You or Becoming Extraordinary to never get past phase one. I end up angry, hurt, and embarrassed by myself. This time however, I have realized what I need to change. I must love myself DURING the process as well as after I get results. I must first love who I am currently in order to have the faith and confidence to succeed and push myself to the extent that I actually SEE results! I am not sure why it has taken me so long to understand or recognize this. I am just thankful I have finally come to the point that I am ok with who I am now. I have stretch marks, I have cellulite, I have fat, and I do not like the number on the scale. However, I also have four beautiful boys to show for it and am able to fight through a silent illness and refuse to give up.
So many women see working-out after having children as “selfish” but I see it as empowering our future. In a society today where technology rules, my children are now seeing their mommy put aside my television shows, phone, and all other technology to become active with them. They see their mommy playing a game of tag or teaching them how to lift simple weights instead of being glued to Facebook. I may have a long ways to go but I know I am two weeks closer to results than I was before and I actually love me the way I am. I have fought hard to become this person and I now know results will not come overnight. But you know what? Results are worth the wait! After all, I do have four little boys watching me and they need to know good things come to those who work for them!