Let’s Be Honest

let's be honest

Let’s be honest; the best form of encouragement is honesty. I guess I’ve always known this, but I realized how powerful honesty can be after reading my friend, Julie’s blog- The Fat Friend. Julie is trying to lose weight and it hasn’t been easy. She explained her circumstances, a traveling husband and a trip to the E.R. with her daughter. Basically, she wanted comfort food and some down time. Any mamma would understand, and I certainly did.

It’s been a trying week for me. I have a sick kid and a sick husband. My little one isn’t sleeping well at night, so I’ve been up with him. During the day, I take care of the sick-ones and clean up around the house when I get the chance. I haven’t been to the gym all week. When I could be doing an at-home workout, I’d rather snuggle up with little boy and take a nap. You know what? It’s o.k. I’ll be at the gym next week and be better rested.

Sometimes I think of those other fit moms with their “no excuses” mantra. It makes me feel bad that I’m not constantly at the gym or eating kale. Then I remember I’m not them, and that’s good. My sick child is not an excuse; he’s a priority. While I love sharing encouraging books and places to get fit, my first love is my family. So don’t beat yourself up over missed gym days, fattening food or naps; be honest and be you. The treadmill and the kale will be there next week; take care of what’s important now.

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5 comments on “Let’s Be Honest”

  1. Esther says:

    I so agree. Being fit is important but your family comes first. I have been enjoying Julie’s blog also.

    1. Rachel says:

      I got a short workout in this morning since the little guy is feeling better. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Savvy says:

    So true. I’ve had a similar (yet different) experience this month. I had to make work a priority and missed several workouts. Sometimes that is just the way it is. We had the busiest month ever in the history of our company and the work has to get done.
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    1. Rachel says:

      Life happens- good or bad, but the gym will still be there when you get back. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Totally Agree with ALLLllllll this!! My little is super separation anxiety right now, they’ve had to come get me from the gym daycare the last 5x I’ve went. And THEN the flu struck around here bad… I’d rather stay home and not risk him getting the flu because I want to work out and he needs to socialize.!
    Maybe next month, when the flu calms it’s crazy 🙂
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