When people ask me how motherhood is going I say words like: amazing, wonderful, fantastic, and I love it. I don’t lie to people. I love being Emilio’s momma. Have I had tough moments? Yes. Have I felt inadequate at times? Yes. Have I felt unsure of what to do? Yes. Have I felt insecure about my body? Yes. Yet, I can honestly say I love being a mother because each hard moment has helped me to grow and learn.
All my lessons have taught me little tricks and genius ways to sooth a baby or situation. Each time I felt inadequate or insecure has forced me to get in touch with my inner self and remind myself how powerful my body and mind truly are in the big picture. I mean my body made a beautiful baby and is now reshaping into an athletic physique. Incredible!
Like other women, I endured a long labor to having to care for my newborn while recovering from a cesarean alone. I handled breastfeeding, pumping, doctor visits, and healing from mastitis twice. Thank God for technology, too, because being a mom taught me to not be afraid of vulnerability and to reach out for help and to ask questions. Motherhood has been my ultimate teacher.
This new life has shown me I am beyond powerful, and I love motherhood because of this realization. Motherhood has shown me how unstoppable of a spirit I own. Motherhood has put all my preachings to the test. All the things I tell my female athletes and fat loss clients has been put to the test. Everything I tell my students has been put to the test. Proudly, I have put my words into practice and I keep seeing positive results. I feel so genuinely happy. So yeah, I love motherhood.
Photographer: Sean P. Walker https://www.seanpwalker.com
The next series of blog posts will be the story related to my most recent photoshoot. I did a photoshoot at six month postpartum to open up a dialogue about my experience with motherhood. It is my hope that other mothers find a bit of themselves in my posts.
I am a new mother who has her hands full! I juggle not just my coaching business, but I am also a full time educator. I also teach yoga in the Bay Area, and I mentor first generation college students.