Resiliency, How our inner strength exceeds our physical
As I sit here on my first free Saturday afternoon in months, I can’t but feel that I am in the middle of a resurgence…Granted, spring as finally sprung and its lovely to see the sun again, but that’s not the cause. Sitting here in my quiet home while my son and husband are out, it hits me. I was on the verge of burn out, up until about a week ago…I love my job, maybe some would say too much, its what I enjoy and what I feel I’m good at. I wake up before 5am five mornings a week to train clients/instruct and some nights don’t completely finish till after 7, just barely being able to put my son to bed…I’m out early again on Saturday and Sunday before most have risen to pour their first morning coffee or flick on the TV…My day revolves around constantly checking emails and texts to have some direction of where I will be at what time, on which day to teach class or train.
You see, my husband became the stay-at-home parent (to start a business) over 2yrs ago, and I took on the breadwinner role. It has its up and downs. I know I’m not alone; many families are in our situation right now. It’s a feeling I’m sure resenates with most. After awhile you feel like you’re on that hamster wheel, running and running in circles, but not getting anywhere…I have been able to provide for my family, while my son has been lucky enough to have my husband, dress and feed him in the morning, take him to school, playdates and activities. As a mother, I have had those tortuous moments when I meet a mother from my son’s school and I don’t have much to say or can’t find the words when they suggest my husband should be elected “class mom”. As time has gone on, it has become easier. I find comfort in those private special moments I have with my son and husband.
I love fitness and have so for many years…always willing to learn, searching for information, purchasing my own equipment and attending workshops. It was while attending the Kettlebell Essentials workshop this past weekend with Art of Strength, that I realized, I am far from burn out…maybe a bit worn and tired, but not burnt out. I’m lucky to be in a career that fits me, couldn’t imagine doing anything else. You aren’t just attending a seminar; you are becoming a part of something bigger outside of your home gym…getting involved in a community of others, doing what we do. It helps us all stay energized and re-ignites the driving force behind our success in the business of fitness. There is always room for growth….I left with Strength.