Sometimes admitting when we make mistakes helps us get to our ultimate goals. The other day I posted a video of me snatching. Not a lot of weight. Nothing crazy. Paired with my rant about doing what’s best for my journey. But after I posted it, I actually had more reservations. I am aware that some women look to me as an example for “fit pregnancy” and postpartum “comebacks.” So it would be a huge disservice not to address the biggest thing I learned in the last 24 hrs. .
I am ONLY 8 weeks postpartum. The reason why Nationals is a goal I set for myself is because weightlifting has been my saving grace. I wanted to prove to myself what I could do and overcome my fears on a platform. It’s also something that I find a lot of happiness doing. So, I reached out to @brianna.battles.
I asked her what a good timeline would be. She asked me why it was important. What was MY big picture? In our conversation, I realized the goal of Nationals in itself is the journey. It’s the process. So, why the rush to touch a barbell? Because my excitement and ego. Yet, rebuilding my foundation and getting stronger through patience and diligence will actually HELP my performance. As @jewshman
used to say, the weights aren’t going anywhere. I simply needed a reminder to understand my WHY. These two little faces. They are my big picture. If I can’t spend a few months or even a few years If that’s what it takes being patient and working on what I NEED to, how can I ask that of them as they grow up in aspect of life? It doesn’t mean I can’t reach my goals, it just means I am going to put a priority on what matters most. It clicked when Bri told me where I am now and what I enjoy doing should complement my ultimate goal, not challenge it. My overall health and well being (physically, mentally and emotionally) after popping baby #2
in less than 2 years is the main goal because without that, I can’t be mother I want to be nor can I be the example I want to set. .
I’m still learning (and will never stop) as I go through these chapters in life as a mother. #pregnantandpostpartumathleticism #boymom #raisekindhumans #bekindtoyourself #thereisnoquit #family #mindset #coachesneedcoachestoo