If you’re anything like me, you’re a “multi-tasking ninja”, trying to do 10,000 things at once and often forgetting the importance of YOUR sanity and well-being. Or maybe just forgetting that you can’t possibly do everything, as much as you may try. Someday I’ll convince myself this isn’t true.
For me, here’s the biggies when I am trying to prioritize my time, in no particular order:
- My family
- My faith/taking time for reflection
- Exercise/outdoor time
- Managing my home/food
It seems simple enough, but somehow one of those gets pushed aside throughout the course of the day, despite my best efforts. I often wish I had a personal coach telling me exactly what to do at each moment….and hold the baby too. Alas, I’ll muddle through like the rest of you out there in desperate survival mode and someday look back on it fondly.
My pal Robyn at Nomads With a Purpose (and fellow mom of 5 who made it through those “in the trenches” young years) approached me with a course she has written that has been fairly life changing for my journey. The mission is straightforward: Learn to live life to the fullest by discovering your passions, overcoming fear and becoming a strong and healthy person.
Over the last couple months, I have been taking the “Carve Your Path” course. She’s kicked my butt physically with workouts that are varying to keep them interesting, given me some new great ideas for food and challenged my mind and thoughts. I love that the purpose of the course is to be in the best shape for PLAYING and adventuring, physically AND mentally/emotionally.
Because, here’s the deal:
- The stronger and healthier you are, the more you can enjoy the outdoors. The better you can hike, bike, ski, camp, jump, play and adventure.
- The cleaner you eat, the more energy you have to get outdoors and create memories together as a family.
- The more you reflect on who you are as a mom and create goals for yourself, the more patient you will be with your kids and the less regrets you will have because you will find a balance between being selfless all the time and creating self fulfillment.
How the course works:
Over the 8 weeks, you get a daily email with the three elements lined out for that day:
- Move to Play
- Eat to Play
- Think to Play
This helps remind me what we are doing for that day and that I need to actually do it!
From there, I head over to the course on Teachable for further explanation.
Move to Play:
Videos are included for this part of the course explaining the workouts. These are an explanation of each move, not a “follow me through the whole workout”. That required a bit more thinking on my part, but also made it easy to go my own speed. There’s a great balance of strength training, HIIT (high intensity interval training), stretching and Playing! This was the part of the course that I connected the most with.
Eat to Play:
Not only does Robyn provide weekly meal plans recipes, a grocery list AND some videos walking you through how to make them, but an in-depth look at the science of foods/nutrition. The weeks are broken up by the following subjects:
- No Fake Food and No Sugar
- Greens Juice
- Probiotic Foods & Legumes
- Grain Free
- “Warrior” foods
There’s also a “Sweets & Treats” section.
This is the part of the course that I took what I wanted/needed right now and will be going back and referencing it in the future too.
Think to Play:
This is the part of the course that is so accessible because it comes to your email! While some of it didn’t resonate with me personally (as to be expected – can’t please everyone!), I really have loved those little tidbit, accessible reminders every day.
How to Sign up!
Robyn has offered an exclusive coupon code JUST for a few days for Tales of a Mountain Mama Readers!
Go HERE , choose the “Carve Your Path” class and use code “mountain_mama” for 80% off the original price. That’s about a dollar a day. Far less than a cup of coffee and better for you too! EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF APRIL!
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