Well, for me, and I’m sure a LOT of us mamas, this couldn’t be more true.
If it isn’t school drop off, it’s a workout class, playdate, doctor’s appointment, Girl Scout meetup, group run, grocery shopping, laundry, soccer practice, husband work trip, or facebook groups to keep up with. Oh, did I mention I’m a fitness instructor and a Run Club coach? And I run my own business from home? And I’m a key spouse for my husband’s squadron (It’s a military thing)? And I have 2 kiddos, one that stays home with me all day...yeah, I got stressed out reading that too.
So how do we do it? How do we keep up with everything that’s expected of us on a daily basis? All while maintaining our sanity? I’m still working on the sanity part (hint: I run, like a lot – that has helped), but I’ve got a few of the other things on my list of duties down to a science. Obviously with growing babes, our schedule is constantly changing. So I’m going to talk about how I’ve been able to keep up with my health and wellness, my workout schedule and my business, all while being a mom of 2 and a military wife. PHEW, ok! Let’s get started.
A bit about me:
HI! I’m Lisa. I grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, and met my husband Matt our Freshman year of high school. We started dating Senior year and have been together ever since (going on 14 years). Matt joined the Air Force in 2010 and we’ve been living that military life and enjoying every minute of it. We’ve lived in Arizona, Nebraska, Hawaii, and now Nevada. We have two girls; Grace and Isla, who keep us very, very occupied. I went to school to become a surgical tech and worked in the operating room for about 9 years before becoming a stay at home mom in Hawaii (because hello, we lived 10 minutes from the beach and I’m going to take advantage of that). I specialized in open heart surgery, and fun fact; my favorite procedures are leg amputations (ask me why the next time you see me in person, it’s great I promise). I love all things organizing and I’m kind of obsessed with oils, but we’ll get back to that topic in just a bit.
I started attending FIT4MOM when we lived on Oahu, and it was the best thing that I never knew I needed as a new stay-at-home mom. Grace was 2.5 when we moved, and I got pregnant with Isla like 3 weeks after we got there, so it was a very different routine for the whole family! On top of being home with my toddler for the first time ever, pregnant, and on a tiny rock in the middle of the Pacific, I didn’t know anybody and it can be so hard to make friends at a new duty station. When I learned that there was a FIT4MOM group, I knew I had to go. So let’s talk about how why I’m here!