Scout Fit: Finding Balance

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Once you have kids, your life gets turned upside down. I never knew how hard being a parent would be. It is a job that doesn’t stop, from sun up to sun down. While I love my kids to pieces, it can be draining…mentally and physically. When my son came along, and I was home all day with him I knew I needed to figure out something to do for just “me”. After moving to KC from Chicago I had fallen out of my workout routine. There wasn’t as much time and I had not found a “gym” that really inspired me or motivated me.

I am thankful that I met Hoddy; the owner of the Bar Method who got me back into working out. I forgot how important it was to me, and how it made me feel. It wasn’t just about being “skinny” or “fit” it was a mental thing. It challenged me, it gave me an hour to focus on myself and to zone out. It was an hour of no crying, whining, or “mommy I need…”. I made new friends, and I really enjoyed the social aspect of it and the camaraderie of the Bar Method studio. I felt stronger, and healthier. I was a better mom and a better wife. I felt more confident.

As a mom we do so much for our families and our children. It is important to find balance; for me that balance is fitness. I can’t live without it. If I go more than a few days without working out I am not a happy camper. I don’t have a ton of free time, but when I do have it, I am going to Health House.

While I do miss my Bar Method classes, I have found a new love in Rowing. It pushes me harder than I have ever worked in my entire life. It creates a fire within me to challenge myself and to be stronger and faster everyday.

Do I workout everyday? no. Am I super healthy all the time? Hell No.  That is why I love the tank I am wearing so much; Pizza is the new Kale by local designer Namastamy.  Because it is not realistic to be perfect all of the time, but finding balance and finding your happy? That is the key!

Tank: Namastamy, Pants: Koral Activewear, Shoes: Nike Lunarglide 7.5 Flash (they are amazing!)

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