My Daughter Needs to Know #imENOUGH
|July 31, 2014||Posted by Holly Marie under Life and Times in our House, Reviews||
I struggle. I get too stressed out. For my lovely readers you all know exactly what fears have set in this past month. The car broke down. Our moving plans got wait-listed. I struggle with my own self-worth daily.
Am I doing everything right?
Am I being the best mom I can be?
Did they eat enough vegetables?
Did they laugh enough today?
Did they learn anything?
How come the house is always in need of a deep cleaning?
Why am I always in gym clothes? I don’t even go to a gym.
These questions scroll through my head a couple of times a day. They are always there, always present, and always judging me. Harshly, I might add. I am my own worst critic.
Now that I am raising two toddlers I am more aware of exactly what kind of role model I want to be. I am always aware of how I act- but most recently I was shaken to my core with what I say…
“I am too fat.”
“I am too big.”
“I can’t wear any of my clothes.”
I am frustrated to my very core with how I look. I hate how I feel at this weight. I am incredibly disheartened that all of my hard work goes unfounded.
Though I may be frustrated, that is not a good enough excuse to explain my behavior. I am appalled that I could possibly instill some self-doubt into my two little ones.
I have a team of professionals helping me get healthy. I just found out I am extremely allergic to gluten and dairy and that my body has been fighting a losing battle.
I have answers. Cutting out gluten and dairy has made me feel infinitely better. I am now eating 1200 more calories a day than usual and have lost inches in a mere seven days.
I may not be where I want to be health wise- but I will be someday. I need to remember that I have two pairs of eyes on me at all times and that I need to stop the negative self-talk.
I am enough. I am exactly who I need to be. I am proud of who I am, where I come from, and of what my body is capable of doing. I am and will always be doing everything that I know to be right for my family. I am enough.
About The Mrs.
The Mrs. will be releasing their debut EP this fall. Although the music may sound like what’s being played on pop radio right now, the lyrics tell a different story. As women in their late thirties/early forties, songs about teenage heartbreak and wild nights clubbing weren’t things they could relate to. They decided to write about their own lives – like the challenge of juggling a career, marriage, motherhood and friendships, while still trying to maintain their own identity. They set out to foster a connection through their music with other women at the same place in their lives.
The Mrs. is comprised of drummer Andra Liemandt, lead vocalists/guitarists Mandy Prater and Jennifer Zavaleta, vocalist/keyboardist Larissa Ness, and bassist Jenny Mason.
I invite you to share your own #imENOUGH selfie! Share it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and comment below to let me know! I love the message this group is promoting and am hoping that we can use social networking for some good.