First I have to say, February is going to be a really tough month for me to blog.
- Being 7 months pregnant, working full time and managing a house, and a toddler that can’t seem to understand the concept of bedtime is exhausting my husband and I. I can’t wait to go see a sleep specialist next month.
- School is really cranking up (August can’t some soon enough). I’m spending most of my free time (even sacrificing some gym time) studying and just trying to stay afloat.
- Celebrate Fitness is right around the corner which means what time I do have left is devoted to making sure that it is the best experience for our runners and all the other attendees.
- This month also marks a year of living without my dad and the closer and closer I get to that date, the more it impacts me, my life and my writing. So rather than bringing you all down, I’m probably just going to be stepping away a little bit and focusing on my family and myself.
Miz talked last week about making sure your life has margins, and right now, my life does not. I made these choices and really, the planner in me set it up this way on purpose but I do feel like I’m burning the candle at every end possible.
But I wanted to get this out because I really think it’s important to hear. The title may be a little misleading but there is a point to it.
There are so many amazing blogs out there…so many, in fact, it can be stifling. As a reader of blogs, I read because I love the motivation and inspiration that comes from knowing what others are accomplishing. I read because I love the support that I can provide as a reader to someone that needs it.
The thing that is important to remember when you read blogs is that you are you. Your life is different, your challenges are different and you are different. I’m sometimes guilty of this, which is why I’m putting the warning out there.
Blog reading should NOT lead you to feel inferior.
There are MANY amazing women out there accomplishing many AMAZING things but that doesn’t mean that is what YOU should be doing.
Take for example, working out while pregnant. There are many women, not just bloggers, that are able to run throughout their entire pregnancy or do crossfit or whatever. I LOVE reading that. I am amazed by that but I also know that I can’t. Running for me ended at about 20 weeks because it was uncomfortable. That is the truth. Maybe it makes me look weak or whatever, but it is what it is. I’m different and for me, I knew when it was time to hang up the shoes for a while.
Is there a part of me that’s a little jealous of those ladies that do these amazing things? Yep.
But that’s where it stops. Part of being strong is knowing who you are and what’s right for you. It’s not easy to recognize your limits. We all want to think we’re invincible, but guess what…we’re human. And with that comes human qualities which makes us all different. How boring would it be if we were all similar?
Ok, I’m rambling but I just want you to know that you’re not alone if you read blogs and wonder..
“Why aren’t I doing that?”
But the first step in getting past it and being able to enjoy reading is to remember that you are you. Then hopefully you can read, enjoy, feel happy and supportive.
Oh and one final thought..
BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE! Because you are amazing too!
From one tired, kind of cranky, wanna be fitness junkie mom to another!