Mama Sana Life
You know, it’s rare that I actually follow through on New Year resolutions, much less even make them. They’re usually super cliche and, at times, unrealistic, but this year I was determined to FINALLY do something that I’ve always wanted to do, and ACTUALLY do it. To do something for myself and for others; to inspire and share what I’ve learned with other mothers (cause we’ve all been there) and hear from them, too, and to just create a community for mamas from all walks of life that aspire to lead healthy, balanced lives. So, I did it. I made a thing!
“Mama Sana”, means “healthy mama” in Italian and Spanish. I know it looks like it could possibly mean “sane mama”, and honestly, maybe it should because nothing makes me feel saner, in the midst of the chaos that is ‘motherhood’, than living a healthy lifestyle. That is eating clean, keeping active, and just finding time for myself (despite the dreaded “mommy guilt” we all know too well). In the almost 5 years of being a mother, I’ve found that I do my job best when I’m at my best. I remember the first year with Isaac; I was so consumed with caring for this whole other human, that I pretty much stopped caring for myself. I’m talking in my pjs all day, dirty hair, and I smelled like an onion sandwich, no joke. Not to mention, I was eating whatever was most convenient, which included chips, ramen noodles, fast food, zebra cakes, and LOTS of pizza. Quite frankly, I felt like poo. That coupled with the struggles of caring for a newborn, equaled one physically and mentally drained mama. How could I be the best mommy I could be feeling like that? I couldn’t.
One thing I’ve learned through motherhood is that you've got to take care of yourself before you can tend to anyone else. I liken caring for your family with that announcement that flight attendants make should the cabin lose pressure. You know the part where they tell you to secure your oxygen mask before assisting others? Yeah, that one. In this case, the oxygen mask is your health. This is where I and the Mama Sana Life blog come in. This is a one-stop place to find clean, healthy recipes, workouts, tips, and inspiration to lead a healthier and, I guarantee, happier life as the beautiful mothers you are. Ladies, it’s time to strap on those “oxygen masks”!