We recently spoke with trainer Gabriella Barrios about juggling life as a fitness enthusiast, mother, and being an all-around strong and empowering woman. Read on as she reflects on finding your why to stay motivated, the importance of self-care as a mother, and finding time for Fitness.
My babies are ages 7 and 4. They are my pride and joy, my “why” in why I work out. My everything and I want to show them in how to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Being a fit mUm is so much more than creating that physique that you want. It’s all about your mental health. I’m a big advocate of mum’s taking care of themselves and taking that time out of their day to really focus on their mental health, and their physical health too.
I think it’s important to lead by example for our children. Showing them that this is normal that this is a healthy lifestyle to lead, to be happy, to create a lifestyle worth living that makes us feel better about ourselves too.
I want to show my baby girl that it’s ok to be confident and strong and show my son as well that he can lead a healthy and happy lifestyle by just taking a few moments out of the day to really focus on his fit life too.
We’re mums, we’re strong, we can do anything right? So just taking that moment in the morning right before the kids get up, before school. That is what I was doing for a while and I really appreciated that for myself to really carve out that time in the morning even though I’m tired and even though I barely got any sleep.
To really implement this happy lifestyle we want to create, not just for ourselves, but for our babies too. It’s so important.
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