This journey has been one of the best and most challenging I’ve taken in a while that was just for me. When you have kids, your world just shifts a bit to focus on them and their needs. Somewhere along the line my priorities went from shopping, girl nights, and dates with my husband to diapers, kids books, and mommy moments. And I am OK with that. I love my two boys and would never change having kids in the whole world.
Now that Jude is two and Benji just hit 6 months, it was time to carve out a little bit of time for me to focus on me. And it was a great decision. So for twice a week, at 8pm, I would leave behind the diapers, wipes, bottles, dishes, and laundry and drive the 15 minutes to the gym: music blaring and me singing at the top of my lungs.
And I would work. I would laugh. I would encourage and be encouraged. I would listen and be coached. I would warm up, work out, stretch and cool down. Then I would drive home feeling energized and confident and renewed to tackle the days to come.
Body Back was more than just a workout for me — it was time for me to let loose and be me without kids. Not that for a second I forgot about them; of course they were on my mind the entire time. But I was able to work and focus on me. And that was a gift.