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Mum Guilt & Exercise

If you have been following along with my emails and social media you'll know I was sick for the last 3 weeks, so i haven't trained at all over this time.

I work Monday, Wednesday & Thursday nights, so my husband does the bedtime routine, which works well for us, then I normally go to the gym Tuesday nights.

Now obviously while I have been sick I have been staying home with my girls Tuesday nights and getting involved with the bed time routine.

This past Tuesday I was finally feeling physically better, which meant that it was time to get back into exercise.

BUT I had just spent the last 3 weeks at home, which is the super easy option, so I really really did not want to go to the gym.

On top of that my girls asked if I was staying home with them, and when I told them I was not they became understandably upset, which triggered my *mum guilt*.

The easy option would have obviously been to pack it in & stay home for the night, but after so many years of doing this in the past I know that I feel worse for staying home, than I would putting myself first for one hour.

So I left my girls in my very capable husbands hands and went to the gym.

Let me tell you, I am so glad that I did. Leaving your babies while they're upset is one of the hardest things to do as a parent, and I'm sure many of you will read this and think there is no way you could leave your kids upset.

For me, moving my body was mind shifting. I felt so much more positive, happier, less sore & stiff and generally just better for doing it. I am so grateful to myself for making the decision to not make the easy choice and I encourage you to do the same thing!

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