The week Bekah was sick, I was very laid back about fitting in my exercise. It was a good choice that helped me go with the flow as we focused on caring for our girl. Bekah and I did a lot of lounging on the couch. I don't think I'll ever forget how sweet that was. Bekah has always been "on the move". She is so fun and adventurous. She really only falls asleep in her crib or in the car. It was such a rare, sweet thing for her to snuggle up to me and fall asleep while she healed up. I hated that she was sick, but those cuddles were awesome.
Okay! Back to this health thing! Distracted by baby snuggles. Ya know, there have really only been three or four times throughout this journey that I've felt like I had to make a real intentional decision to keep going. I think this past week was one of those times. After getting out of my newly built habits for a few days, I've noticed how important every little choice is. Not in an obsessive way at all, but more in an empowering kind of way. One short walk, one healthy food choice, one set of squats... it does so much in encouraging me to keep moving.
I think a big takeaway for me this week is to just keep choosing. Choose to keep moving. Choose to focus on the victories rather than the "failures". Choose to be kind to yourself. That theme has been really prominent the last couple weeks. Maybe it will encourage one of you who needs some encouragement in your health journey. Don't give up! We're making progress!