Day four of belonging once again to my old gym. My youngest son turned one year old just before Christmas and I have been needing to add exercise to my self-care regimen. I missed running, yoga classes, the elliptical machine.
I even missed simply stretching on a mat in a place (with music) where no one would bother me for awhile. Parenting is wonderful, but without enough breaks, can be stressful. Going to a gym gives me that much-needed break in a place that’s devoted to my health and well-being–no other distractions.
So what did I do on day four? A lovely Pilates class. I’ll be back! It was wonderful to focus on my breathing, core muscles, and building strength and flexibility.
My husband dropped our four year old off at preschool and went with the baby to buy some groceries. I walked home hearing birds chirping on this unseasonably warm February morning. I’ll admit I didn’t rush back. Now my tank is refueled for more hard parenting work (and cuddles).
What will you do for self-care today?
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