Mom’s Day R&R + Spa Day Giveaway!

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Out of all of the wonderful roles I have been given?wife, friend, daughter, sister, trainer?there is one that stands out far above the rest?my role as a mother. I have been so blessed with 4 beautiful children that I get to love, teach, and nurture every single day, and for that I am beyond grateful. But my role as a ?mom? doesn’t stop there.

During different seasons of my life, as have many of you, I have had the amazing opportunity to be mom to so many! From my EWL peeps, to nieces and nephews, and everything in between. Being a mother is surely not bound by labor and delivery?it means so much more! From dads who have stepped into the role of ?mom? due to various circumstances, to women who have struggled with infertility but have been blessed with children through the miracle of adoption, and of course those who have shown endless love to children and friends around them providing the selflessness and care that is prerequisite for motherhood. Regardless of what ?mom? looks like for you, there is one common thread?unconditional love. And oftentimes that unconditional love means sacrificing our own personal needs for those around us.

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While we love those we take care of and the things we get to do?whether it?s at home, or at work, or both?it?s also crucial that we ?moms? take care of ourselves. Yes?eating healthy and exercising regularly are so important, but often overlooked (and just as important) is taking some time for some R&R?Rest and Relaxation.

I know so many of you, myself included, feel like there just aren?t enough hours in the day as it is?so adding some daily R&R doesn?t even seem possible! Believe me, I?m right there with you. But I also know that when I do get it, even if it?s only for a few minutes, my outlook on life and how I handle the stresses in my life, improves in some pretty amazing ways:

  • Reduces those stresses, and since long-term stress can cause so many health issues, getting rid of as much as I can is so important.
  • Lessens anxiety.
  • Boosts my mood. Those around me really appreciate that one! 😉
  • Helps me remember things better. That?s a definite plus!
  • Improves my ability to focus, which means it takes less time to do what I need to do, and I make better decisions.
  • Helps curb cravings.
  • Boosts my confidence.
  • Reduces anger and frustration. Chris and my kiddos are very thankful for this one. 😉
  • Helps my whole body, including my mind, repair itself = a stronger me!

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The benefits of daily, or even weekly, R&R are so far reaching, that they vastly outweigh the cons of taking a personal timeout! As mothers, it is our duty to be there for the ones we love, and if we don?t carve out some time for ourselves now, we may end up limiting our capabilities in the future!

To get you started on your new path to a more healthful, restful lifestyle, I?m giving away one $100 gift card to a local day spa of the winner?s choosing! To enter, simply (1) comment below with why YOU need a mama?s day out, (2) share this post on social media channels and tag me, and (3) follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, May 5th. Good luck?and if you aren?t the lucky winner make sure you still take the time to celebrate motherhood and honor the amazing role you?ve been given through some good old fashioned relaxation. We ALL deserve it!

Xoxo,

Heidi

173 Responses

  1. I’m a blessed momma to a 3 year old little princess and a 1 year old little man. I’ve returned to college to finish my nursing degree. In returning to college I’m hoping that my children will see to never give up on your dreams, no matter your age or life situations. My husband works 7 days a week trying to build up a company that we started in our garage and ensure that I can stay home with our kids. I’m sure your family knows the pressures of starting your own business. I would love a little relaxation in my life.

  2. HI!
    Im a mother of 2 i have a 18 year old and a 4 year old so many people ask me why such a age gap? My oldest son is diagnosed with AUTISM and is now also BI POLAR for so many years i concentrated on my son took alot of my time and energy luckly i have a great husband whos amazing it has brought us to be a stronger unit together working together being our kids strongest advocate and loving parents. We had our youngest son who is also autistic hes a blessing! One smart cookie he can read and write and math wiz in his pre school class. My 18 year old not doing so well. He has been in behavior hospital 6 times in the last year and was hit by a car this feb running because he was overwealmed by the noise on a school trip. Since hes been released thank goodness its been a quiet and happy few months. I thank god for that because every day is a blessing if my kids are having a good day mommy is having a good day! I have to tell you i take my stress out at the gym. I was overweight most of my life till i met my husband whos a disabled military veteran. He bought me a gym membership 12 years ago and taught me all he knows now nothing stops me from living a healthy lifestyle! Not only me but i want that for every family to be mentally and physically well. Only have one life we have to live it to the fullest.
    Happy Mothers Day 🙂

  3. I need this because I work hard to provide for my family as a nurse. It is a hard but rewarding career. I am step mom to 3 and it has been very trying at times but I love them so very much.

  4. I’m a widow with 3 kids and a full time job. I don’t go anywhere without my kids (besides work it the gym) 99% of the time. I could use some real r&r.

  5. I need a spa day because I rarely do anything for me! I have 3 boys ranging from 7-14 and two large dogs that keep me very busy! My younger two are both in hockey so we stay pretty busy!

  6. I need a spa day because I have never had one and my 10 month old is cutting 4 top teeth all at once and I’m about to go crazy! =/

  7. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO EVERYONE. I LOVE THE TRANSFORMATIONS THAT YOU HELP PEOPLE ACHIEVE. I HAVE 3 CHILDREN AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. I HELP THEM AS MUCH AS I CAN. I WATCH YOUR SHOW FAITHFULLY AND TRY TO TAKE TIPS FROM YOU AND CHRIS. I AM A HANDICAPPED PERSON THAT HAS ALWAYS STRUGGLED WITH SELF IMAGE AND WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF ME. IM CURRANTLY 50 LBS OVERWEIGHT AND JUST NEED A PLACE TO START

    SINCERELY
    HELEN

  8. I need a spa day because I am pregnant with my 2nd baby and have been a little overwhelmed with pregnancy hormones and An almost 2 year old. I would love to have a me day to not worry about my son for a few hours.

    1. This would be amazing . I need this spa day because very rare that ever get time to myself . I am a stay at home mom of 4 amazing children. I have an 8 yr old Daughter twin 5 yr old girls and a 2 yr old son . My husband works at his family vegetable farm working 60 plus hours a week . Keeping 8 green houses and 4 out door wood furnaces going . He is the heart of the business. and I am the oil that make our family run smoothly with 4 kids and two dogs .It would be amazing to have a me day for a couple hours. Good luck to all the well deserved moms out there .

  9. I would love a mommas day out. While it is my very favorite thing in the world to watch my daughter mother her”babies” (dolls and her pet chickens) I could absolutely use a day to recharge so that I can continue to be the best mom I can be.

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