Trying something new and some guilt..

Monday, May 07, 2012

Getting up early is just not an option for me. I've tried it many times and every time I just can't do it. I love sleep way too much! So, I talked to my son's daycare administrator and I changed his hours to include an hour in the evening and joined a gym which is exactly one block from his daycare. I really do need to do something....

But now I'm left with some guilt...part of me feels bad keeping him in daycare for another hour while I go and do something selfish for an hour...but the other part understands that I'm doing this ultimately for him...I don't want to be the mom that complains constantly about her body and her diet..I want him to see that I wasn't happy about something and I took charge and changed it and was a healthy mom.

I need to do this..I need to do something instead of just whining about it...but am I doing the right thing??
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    From what I've heard about kids in daycare, they just love it and often want to stay longer. I'm sure he won't notice and I bet he will notice that mum is happier and healthier and more full of beans for going. Sometimes it is about you!
    Do it!
    1993 days ago
    That mommy guilt gets you every time, doesn't it?! I totally hear you, and I understand. But you're so right - you're doing this to be a healthy, strong mommy for your son, and think of the model you'll be as he gets older. He'll see you taking time out of the day to focus on being healthy, and he'll see that as the way to be. That's so awesome! I wish I'd been a better model to my little one when she was so small so that it wasn't a battle to get her to exercise now.

    Plus... look at that hour as YOU time. Totally focused on you and your health and well-being. Bonus!! :)
    1995 days ago
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