I didn't know what to expect when I got to Camille's house to film. I was so nervous I almost turned around to go home. I had no idea what to say and to be honest I didn't know why they chose me to share my story. Did I really even have a story? I just felt like any other mom out there. Nothing super interesting or out of the ordinary. Camille kept reassuring me that I did have a story and something to share I still had no idea how this was going to go, what I was going to say or seriously just wanted to say I'm not cool enough for this. After a deep breathe the cameras started cute Camille and Janae just started asking me a bunch of questions. We talked about my blog, why I started blogging, then it turned into my love of fitness and why I love it so much and then it just kinda slipped out I answered a question saying something about post pardum depression. I was like wait did I really just say that? Is that ok? Do we talk about this? How will other moms respond? And then the conversations just kept going. I told my story. I had a story. I felt inspired to share it, I don't know where it came from but I hope it can just help at least one mom out there struggling with this.
Crossfit and fitness in general, is my mommy time out, it is my me time and it is what helps me to cope with depression, baby blues when my babies were tiny and everyday struggles. There are two things I want you all to gt from my story, That is so weird to say, first, that depression is not something to be ashamed about, it is ok to talk to someone in fact you should and there is no shame in it. Second, It is so important that you get your you time, time for yourself, yes it is a little selfish, but after that small selfish time, you are a better mom, dad, friend and partner and then you can take the rest of the day to helping others and your family.
Thank you again My mommys style for helping me find my story and for encouraging me to share it. Every Monday at 2 oclock there will be a new mom sharing her mommy style on My mommy style's youtube channel so make sure to follow along and check back to their blog and channel.
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