The PB [&] J- Entry #3

The PB [&] J- Entry #3

This morning was just like any other.

As I sat down to make a post about this [photoed] moment from today's drop off at Mother's Day Out I stopped just short of a sappy, happy post about the love for my daughter. Instead, here's the truth.

I get told A LOT how perfect my life is, what an amazing family I have, that I'm always so put together, my daughter is so well behaved and dressed beautifully, and so on. While most of this is true, I want you to know the real me.

I want you to know I'm usually a hot mess. That I haven't washed my hair in 4 days and my leggings are from yesterday because I was too lazy to finish my laundry last night.

I want you to know I STILL struggle with anxiety from time to time. I wake up at night in a panic because I'm worried about life.

I want you to know that we got ready in 20 minutes this morning because I was so tired from being 9 days away from giving birth and my daughter decided to wake up several times and cry for me so she finally ended up in our bed.

I want you to know that I'm a health and fitness coach that struggles with a toddler who will NOT eat anything healthy. Most days it's lunchables and microwaveable mac n cheese.

I want you to know this well behaved child just got reprimanded for talking back to me as we were getting out of the car. I want you to know that there are lots of times when I just "lose my shit" and sit on my bed and cry because I can't seem to get it right.

And most importantly, I want you to know you're not alone in this struggle. There are more times than not that I don't have it all together versus being perfect. I honestly don't know one mother who has it all together but what I do know is that everything we do is for the love of our children and that's what makes you a perfect mama!

So from one exhausted, can barely move without pain mom to another, it's okay to be a hot mess at times, let your kids eat junk food, and always remember you're doing a great job and continue to focus on taking care of YOU and the rest will fall into place. 💕

@nicolealanizfitmom #takebackpostpartum
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