I remember when I was in my 20’s and thought that I was invincible. Nothing could stop me….then I became a mom and the world completely changed.
I do miss some of the things I was able to do before I had my daughter, like going wherever I wanted whenever I wanted, but I gained so much when that little girl came into the world….I gained a strength I never knew I had!
I have teamed up with Hefty® to help celebrate how strong moms are every day, even when we don’t necessarily feel strong (or sane)!
When my daughter was born, we had some struggles, I think every first time mom does. Together we figured it out and survived colic, anxiety, DOC bands, and many sleepless nights.
I never knew I could function on 10 hours of sleep for an entire week, but I did it. You do many things you never thought you were capable of when you are a mom.
Now that my daughter is 3, I have realized another strength in myself…preschool! I know she isn’t going off to college but taking your child to preschool for the first time requires a certain type of strength, especially when you are a stay at home mom and your world has revolved around them for the last 3 years!
I was amazed at how well we both did on her first day. She went into the class like a champ and I couldn’t have been prouder!
I was proud of myself because I didn’t bust out in tears like I thought I would. I got a little misty but nothing major! I actually enjoyed the four hours I was able to have all to myself and realized I need to start taking better care of myself physically and mentally. I needed just some “me time”.
With that realization, I started taking the time to be healthier and more fit. I want to be around as long as possible for this little girl so I need to be healthy and strong in all areas of my life.
I don’t want her to have unhealthy habits when she gets older so I need to start setting a good example for her now.
I hope that by setting this example she will have a healthy self-image of herself as well. I always tell her that “Mommy works out so that I can be healthy and strong” not so that I can lose weight.
It seems to be working….she loves putting on her workout shorts, just like Mommy’s, and helping me with my daily workouts. She is my little trainer!
I am also trying to eat healthier and that can be a little tough because we are both picky eaters! She likes helping me in the kitchen and watching me cut up fruit and vegetables.
I’ve also learned that as a strong mom, I need strong products that make my life easier around the house. Cutting up fresh produce can put a lot of strain on our trash bags, especially when we cut up melons in the summer!
We use Hefty® Ultra Strong™ trash bags to get the job done in our house. I love the variety of scents, Lavender & Sweet Vanilla™ is my favorite, but I also like how affordable they are.
Not to mention, they offer 100% satisfaction guarantee. If they can’t handle your trash, you get your money back!
Hefty® is helping to celebrate strong moms by teaming up with WWE superstar John Cena and his mom Carol Cena! She knows a thing or two about ultra-strength and ultra-savings as well! You have to check out their commercial….it’s pretty awesome!
Hefty® Ultra Strong™ trash bags can handle strong messes which happens a lot in our house!
Becoming a mom has made me stronger and healthier than I ever thought I could be. I am so blessed to have my daughter in my life and I am grateful for all that she has taught me and will continue to teach me in the future!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hefty® Ultra Strong™ trash bags.