When I was about to have my first, the thought of being a stay at home mom was awful.
But the thought of being a full-time working mom was awful too.
I knew both “full-time” roles weren’t for me – I wanted to do both part-time. With my first, I went back to work at around 6 weeks working behind the fitness studio desk then eventually teaching classes again once I got the greenlight from my OB.
After I had my twins, I had already been promoted to manager of the fitness center. Once I was told they were going to be in the NICU, I went to work the next week. I had nothing to do and was overwhelmed with the thought of my twins in the NICU.
It made it easier since work was closer to the hospital, my daughter was in daycare and it gave me a mental break. I didn’t start teaching until I was six weeks postpartum (again once I got the green light).
March 16th, 2020 was the last day I worked at the Fitness Center.I can’t believe next month will make a whole year since I’ve taught a class.
It seems very odd to me when I put it in perspective. But as time went on, I felt better about being a SAHM. I was able to spend more time with my kiddos, get closer to them and just enjoy being a mom.I also had been so focused on work and training others for the last seven years that it’s been nice to switch roles. I still do my own workouts, but about 60% of the time I doing a workout from Heather Robertson
.Progress plans to reopen next month, but I doubt the Fitness Center will reopen.
Massachusetts still has some pretty strict guidelines and I know many companies are being cautious. My plan is to go back to some type of work by April.
I’m not sure what that will be persay, but for now I’ll enjoy every moment I spend with the kiddos. With my oldest daughter currently being in a hybrid Kindergarten model, I’m there for her to teach her as oppose to paying someone to do it. When everything happened last year, I felt like I lost “myself” as a person.I realized how much I let work define my happiness. While there is nothing wrong with having a passion, my kiddos are obviously most important to me.I’m glad through all this, I was given the opportunity to be there for them more, even though they do drive me nutty sometimes. 😛