Today I’m talking about something we all need to make sure that we are doing, TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES. I would love to hear how you are doing this in the comments. This post is sponsored by FAGE. Their Total Split Cup is something you need to try ASAP!
Life with a newborn is crazy. I can’t tell you how many times Andrew and I realize it is 9 pm and look at each other and say WHERE DID THE DAY GO? I’m not going to lie, it is very easy for me to become all consumed with the kids. There is so much to do for them to help them and that literally could (and sometimes does) take up every single minute of the day, if I let myself. I know many of you feel the exact same way with the things in your life right now —> work, relationships, school, family etc. I am such a better wife/mom/friend/person when I do little things each day to make sure I am taking care of myself and not getting lost in spending everything on my kids!
When I am not taking care of myself I am so grumpy, I get sick way more often and I just feel run down all of the time. That is why I have decided that I have to make time for self-care each day—> Whether that be with my running, eating good foods that make me feel great, sleeping instead of scrolling at night, having a date night with Andrew, taking a nice bath or getting out for some time with my friends/mom/sister. Doing these things help me to take better care of everything else going on in life.
Every now and then I feel a little selfish or guilty for getting out in the morning to run and leaving all of the things I ’should’ be doing at home so I can get in a sweat. Andrew is great at reminding me that I NEED to get out to run because taking care of myself isn’t selfish, it’s necessary. Running helps me out big time to be a better wife/mom. It gives me energy (I’m still not sure how exhausting yourself during a run equals more energy the rest of the day but it does), I feel more confident, I am happier, it helps me to be more grateful and my patience levels are a lot better after a good run. Even just going out for a 24 minute run helps me so much to come home and feel like I have taken care of myself that day! My older brother told me the only reason he runs (because he doesn’t actually enjoy the act of running) is because he knows the rest of his day will go so much better after a run. I totally agree.
Another favorite way to take care of myself—> good food that makes me feel good. I don’t know if you know this, but I really love food;)
One of my goals lately has been to find snacks that are delicious, good for my body and that are easy to grab on the go! I’ve been snacking on the FAGE Split Cup like crazy because they taste so good and they are easy to eat absolutely anywhere.
It’s one of those things that I start thinking about in the last mile of my run because I can’t wait to come home and eat it (and kiss Skye).
FAGE Total Split Cup is all-natural Greek strained yogurt with fruit toppings available in 3 fat varieties (FAGE Total, FAGE Total 2% & FAGE Total 0%). They are so convenient to take and eat anywhere that our day takes us. I’ve also really loved these as part of my breakfast each morning. PS no joke, my sister has had a yogurt and two slices of bread that she heats up in the microwave EVERY single morning for the last 4+ years. We are both creatures of habit.
I love that with the FAGE Total Split Cup you can add as much of the fruit topping that you want to your cup of yogurt. It really is great for anytime of day and my favorite flavor is always the one I am currently eating because they all taste so good.
Something that I’ve been struggling with as far as life with a newborn goes is that I’m tired of course. It would be strange if I wasn’t tired;) When I am tired all I want is candy or brownies or donuts. For some reason my brain thinks that large amounts of sugar will give me the energy I want to feel more awake. Even though I’ve learned my lesson that those types of food DO NOT make me feel more awake, it is still so hard for me to not reach for those foods when I am tired. Having something on hand to grab from the fridge instead of junk has been so helpful for me. The FAGE Total 0% Split Cups taste like a treat but they are full of protein (13 grams) and less sugar (11 grams) than the other snacks I reach for when I’m tired! It is so creamy, satisfying, protein-rich and I feel so great after eating it. FYI if you are wondering, there are 100 calories in the 0% Strawberry!
PS I have really mastered the skill of eating while holding the baby.
Between a good run and filling my body with good foods, I’m set for a crazy day with these three! Try them out and let me know what you think, they taste so good!
What are some things that you do specifically to take care of YOU when life gets crazy?
What top three things in your world take up the majority of your time/thoughts?
Which one do you think would be your favorite flavor—> Strawberry, Blueberry Acai, Cherry Pomegranate, Peach or Raspberry?
Do you think about food when you are running?