The Question That Changed My Life

Do you think about your kid(s) future often? Motherhood can be overwhelming and for me being a working at home mom I don’t ever get a minute to myself. I go to every appointment and run all errands with my Izzy. One day as I stood in front of the mirror feeling stressed, smothered by motherhoods 24-7 duties and feeling unattractive from my slow and steady weight gain, I asked myself a question. I somehow found a moment for self reflection.

Do I want Isabella to look at herself and think like this or do I want her to have a healthy and stress free life?

The answer is simple, I want her to be healthy and stress free.

Of course I want my child to feel comfortable in her skin & lead a healthy lifestyle mentally and physically. So if I wanted this for her, why wasn’t I modeling it? Right then I decided I would own my tomorrow. I get up every morning at 5:30 am and have gotten my butt back into the gym. I deserve that alone time. My body needs my heart rate to increase during a workout and not just the million times a day I swear my kid accidentally almost sends herself to the ER. Do you feel like you save your kids life on a daily basis? Please tell me I’m not alone on this one.

gym time

Guys I’m shocked, but I LOVE going to the gym at 5:30 in the morning. I had gone in the past, also early in the morning, but I wasn’t enjoying it like I am now. I love it because I’m showing my child healthy living. I enjoy the endorphins and energy boost that keeps me going throughout the day. Most of all I’m loving my alone time. Mentally it gives me a time during the day that I don’t have to worry about anyone but me and that is something that I really want to teach Isabella one day. She needs to take care of her whole self.

That single question changed how I’m living my life! It’s going to change how my child grows up and how she thinks about me.

So I’m asking you, what question have you asked yourself that changed your life in a positive way?

Is it time for you to make a big change?

How are you going to own your tomorrow?

These fun sweatshirts are from Nicky&Stella.

I’m encouraging you to join in on the conversation. Tell me how you will own your tomorrow#ownyourtomorrow

XO Eryka

27 Comments Add yours

  1. AshQuack says:

    Love this!!! Proud of you mama?

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Ashley! ?

  2. Girl, you look good! But I agree, I want my daughter to have a healthy outlook about herself too.

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      It’s crazy how having a child can motivate you to make big changes

  3. Brittany dunn says:

    I love this post, Eryka! My husband told me (lovingly) the other day, that maybe this time around during my pregnancy I shouldn’t push myself so hard to workout since I am still chasing around my crazy toddler too. I stopped and thought about it for a second… working out IS the only thing I still do for myself, it makes me feel good. There have been times along my journey of being a new mom that I feel guilty since I workout at home, so most of the time Cohen has had to learn to “independently” play during my workout .. but in the end, I think it’s great for him to see his mommy living a healthy lifestyle. You go girl, can’t wait to hear about the mental and physical results you’re seeing!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Brittany! I think it’s great to have an outlet for yourself! It’s so important for him to see his mommy making healthy choices. I’m loving the extra entry I get from the gym

  4. GOOD FOR YOU mama! Love the idea behind this!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Shannan! I’m really trying

  5. Girl, I love this and you! This is why I get up at 5:00 to do the same! I want to be that example for my kids. They are little sponges after all!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      They really are sponges! Thank you

  6. yes this is so important to think about and be mindful of!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Molly, I think so too ?

  7. Amy says:

    I love your drive, girl! I find myself so many times preaching but not practicing it myself. I need your drive to get back in the gym – health is so important! Any can I say that is picture is beyond adorable 🙂

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! It’s so hard but once you get in the routine it’s not too bad ? you got this

  8. ktgoff3 says:

    This is so crucial! I love your writing! Thank you for sharing friend!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! It’s so important to care for ourselves

  9. Daily Delivered says:

    I love this! And I cannot believe this is my first time visiting your blog. I’ve been a bad blogger and not actually blogging for a while! But I’m BACK!! And your blog is so cool. The layout is awesome!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! I feel like I need to update my blog.. but you know. That takes time we are all scrambling to find!

  10. Keala says:

    What a great message.

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Keala ?

  11. I think you are incredible for doing that! That is not something that floats my boat at all – the early am part – but I think a change needs to happen soon.

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      It’s not easy, but I’m loving it. I
      Take days off if I need to rest up. ?

  12. Powerful post Eryka! And yes, as mamas, especially when we have little ladies looking up to us, changes the way I approach so much in life now!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes! She’s watching everything ❤️

    2. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you

  13. Heather says:

    So I found your site from that adorable picture on Pinterest. Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop. All Day.Every day. Pretty much sums up my life with my 15 month old daughter. I need those sweatshirts!

    I also work from home and I tell ya what, it’s NOT easy. I have become an expert multitasker but some days it literally leaves my head spinning, many times on the verge of being manic inside!

    It is encouraging when we are reminded we are not the only ones in this! So, thank you for your post! Today, I will remember to take time for myself and take care of my mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Not just for me, but for my beautiful daughter ?

    Happy Easter!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Awe Heather thank you so much! I love teaching other parents. Have a wonderful Easter! The tops are from a shop called NickyandStella

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