Running Free

The other day on Instagram (here), I posted something about how difficult it is to be a Stay-At-Home Mom…or frankly, how to be a mom (period).
It requires you to be available 24/7 to someone other than yourself.
If forces you to find patience when you’re sure you’ve got none left.
And sometimes, yes, it can be totally and utterly overwhelming.
I don’t say this to complain about motherhood…I say this almost as a disclaimer to it. There are a lot of amazing things that have come from me being a mom and probably one of the greatest thing is the way you become totally unselfish with your own time and energy. You won’t think twice about putting your child first and that’s a truly beautiful thing but that’s also why it’s so important to remind yourself to take time for you. Just you. In the midst of being moms (in some cases super moms), we forget about doing something good for ourselves. For me, it’s working out and staying fit.
Back in Miami I was in my routine of Pilates, Barry’s Bootcamp and recently barre but here in Switzerland I’m having to carve out “me time” with good old fashioned runs by the lake.

I got these fabulously loud orange kicks before we left Miami and they’ve officially become my new workout buddies.

Top: Theory tee (similar here)
Pants: Lululemon In The Flow Crop II
Shoes: Nike Free 5.0 (these run about 1/2 size too small so take note)

So to my mamas out there reading this…remember that it’s amazing to be there for your little one but you’re at your best when you can give a little bit of time to yourself too.
To go for my runs, well that’s my time to disconnect, recharge, not think or worry and simply just breath.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that we think are the most complicated but it’s not hard…I swear. Just give yourself even just 15 minutes today for YOU.

You deserve it. I know I do.

XOXO,
Martha

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6 Comments

  1. July 17, 2014 / 10:54 pm

    You look stunning! I’m pretty sure motherhood is challenging but I’m sure you are a wonderful mom. Love your colorful kicks.
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  2. July 18, 2014 / 4:43 am

    I can relate and I am not even a mom yet, yikes! well at least for the “me time.”

    I don’t know how mommies do it, that is why you all are superhuman in my book!

    Love the Nike and you look amazing! hope you are enjoying your time in Switzerland !

    Xx

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  3. July 18, 2014 / 10:39 am

    even in workout clothes you look stunning. you go girl!

  4. July 18, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    I love the shoes!! What beautiful scenery you get to run with!! :) Glad you get some “me time” worked into your day!
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  5. July 20, 2014 / 10:05 pm

    I definitely can relate & can understand where you’re coming from Martha. As a veteran mom I advise you to set aside some “me” time for anything that pleases you. And doubly better if that precious “me” time is wisely invested in activities that will strengthen you as a person…..more power!

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