All my life I’ve struggled with anxiety. As I entered the season of motherhood I found my anxiety increase. Add in a toddler AND an infant and I was basically a nut case. But seriously, my anxiety was a ticking time bomb. I’d found myself having anxiety attacks while just thinking about driving. Why? I had no idea. I thought more about the wreck I could possibly get into than the actual destination I was driving to.
After a little over a year of anxiety at its all time high and the highest dose of meds I could be on, another mom friend of mine reached out to me. She was a health and fitness coach. May 2019 I started a health and fitness journey. In 2020, after a year of workouts, a balanced nutrition plan, and a group of other moms cheering each other on- in the midst of a pandemic, stuck at home, I became anxiety med free for the first time since I was in high school. Fast forward to 2022, I still have my struggles, I’m human. But adding a routine of movement and a healthy diet, my body and mind have truly improved. Adding community into my life was also a huge blessing. Finally accepting that I can’t do life alone and having other faith filled women to do life with whether it’s through Bible studies, conferences, or just having someone I can reach out to for prayer. I love my community and I don’t know what I’d do without them! Thankful the Lord gave me the nudge and I took that leap of faith.
“The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.”