Do you ever have those moments where you just sit in front of the computer and just lose yourself in watching the cursor blink in a new blank document? That would have been me for the past 45 minutes. Writers block, anyone?

Thankfully, I had Orange Naturals Focus on hand. I took 1mL under the tongue, and I’m feeling a lot more calm and alert.

This month has been a busy one. May has been a month of celebrating all things Mom. Between Mother’s Day and my best friends baby shower, I have been quite busy.

Being a mom is hard-work and a constant balancing act. Time, work, play, meals, love, hugs, smiles, laughter, tears, ups and downs – we balance it all! All though sometimes we may feel like we barely have a grip on the balancing act, we try. That’s the least we can do!

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Over the past 4 weeks, I have been focusing a lot more on my well-being and health. I had been in a bit of a funk and feeling down on myself for a while there. I could feel myself slipping, and I knew my family was noticing too. I knew I had to start making changes. Changes that I had tried to take numerous times before, but failed miserably at. This time I had made a pact with myself to stick with my plan for 22 days. After all – they say it takes 22 days to create a routine and stick with it.

My personal health goals involved….

  • Starting each morning with a healthy breakfast packed full of essentials nutrients, lean proteins and fiber.
  • Drinking a Women’s ND Shake each morning for a snack.
  • Walking 10,000 steps a day.
  • Exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes 5-6x a week (min. 2 days cardio, 3 days strength/resistance/HIIT)
  • Cutting back my intakes of gluten and dairy products.
  • Consuming more fruits and vegetables.
  • Sleepingmore.
  • Drinking more water.
  • Consuming less caffeine and alcohol.

It has only been 4 weeks, but I’m starting to notice changes. I am feeling stronger, happier and healthier. I have more energy. I have found myself getting outside a lot more with the kids, soaking up the beautiful weather, playing and just having so much fun. I’m more involved, more focused. I’m me. I finally feel like I am a point where I am in my element. I feel happier than I have been in a long time, and it’s just so great.

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This evening, as I was sitting on the sidewalk with my older daughter colouring with chalk, a woman that I commonly saw at the school bus stop last year approached me to say that she has noticed I have lost a lot of weight and wanted to know my “secret”. She was shocked to learn of my approach and that it hasn’t just been the results of some fad diet. I have to say it was quite motivating to have an outsider looking in take notice of the changes. It gave me that little nudge to keep on, keeping on.

And that I will!

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* This giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST on June 7, 2015. You may see this giveaway featured on other blogs, you can enter each giveaway as many times as you want, however you are only eligible to win one prize pack. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec). 

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49 Comments on The Importance of Self Care for Moms #ONatural

  1. Melissa Greco
    May 25, 2015 at 10:11 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom taught me that no matter hard I try, not everyone is going to like me and I can’t please anyone so I might as well make myself happy

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  2. Silvia D
    May 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Greatest lesson would be patience and follow your instincts.

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  3. heidi c.
    May 25, 2015 at 10:31 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom is my biggest supporter, dearest friend and port of call amongst every storm.

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  4. ester raftis
    May 25, 2015 at 11:11 pm (3 years ago)

    The greatest lesson I learned from a mom is to take better care of myself so that I can be a better parent to my children.

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  5. Anne Taylor
    May 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom taught me not to sweat the small stuff and to love unconditionally

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  6. Linda
    May 25, 2015 at 11:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I nurture yourself by taking care of my body which includes a wellness plan of 8-10 hours a week of exercise, eating lots of fruits & veggies, going for monthly massages & taking 2-3 epsom salts baths a week.

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  7. Melinda
    May 25, 2015 at 11:37 pm (3 years ago)

    My Mom is my best friend.

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  8. charityk
    May 26, 2015 at 6:28 am (3 years ago)

    my mom has style

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  9. Bobbie Munsey
    May 26, 2015 at 7:11 am (3 years ago)

    My mom is gone but not forgotten. She passed away when I was 17

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  10. natasha severson
    May 26, 2015 at 7:22 am (3 years ago)

    my mom is complicated. She tries the best she can do and I respect her for that!

    Reply
  11. Florence C
    May 26, 2015 at 8:25 am (3 years ago)

    My mom taught me to be kind and how to survive in life.

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  12. Victoria Ess
    May 26, 2015 at 9:24 am (3 years ago)

    I nurture myself with yoga and running.

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  13. Soozle
    May 26, 2015 at 10:01 am (3 years ago)

    My mom is my inspiration to be a better person.

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  14. joy
    May 26, 2015 at 10:18 am (3 years ago)

    i think ‘me’ time is very important for moms (and everyone!) time to get away, or do something you love, whatever that may be. Moms have to take care of themselves too!

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  15. sarah sar
    May 26, 2015 at 10:48 am (3 years ago)

    My mom is my role model, my teacher, my friend, and my biggest inspiration!

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  16. Robyn Bellefleur
    May 26, 2015 at 10:54 am (3 years ago)

    My mom is awesome! She taught me everything I need to know about baking.

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  17. Erika Belanger
    May 26, 2015 at 10:57 am (3 years ago)

    My mom is amazing, and made me the person I am today. I am loving, caring and outgoing.

    Reply
  18. Stephanie LaPlante
    May 26, 2015 at 11:01 am (3 years ago)

    My mom is a superwoman! All she needs is the cape.

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  19. Amy C
    May 26, 2015 at 11:25 am (3 years ago)

    Patience and don’t worry about the little things.

    Reply
  20. Treen Goodwin
    May 26, 2015 at 11:31 am (3 years ago)

    My mom is so wonderful , she taught me to believe in myself and i am very caring and love unconditionally 🙂

    Reply
  21. Jennifer L.
    May 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I nurture myself by eating whole foods, nothing processed and doing yoga and weight training.

    Reply
  22. jan
    May 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I nurture myself by ensuring to incorporate doing things that I enjoy every once in a while, like read a good book.

    Reply
  23. Erin McSweeney
    May 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom is everything

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  24. kathy downey
    May 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom is my everything

    Reply
  25. Jonnie
    May 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom is kind and selfless

    Reply
  26. J
    May 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I learn from mothers that fun is more important than keeping things clean and in order.

    Reply
  27. Kitsa Tsivoulas
    May 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

    My Mom is my Best Friend 🙂

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  28. Athena
    May 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm (3 years ago)

    My Mom is my inspiration

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  29. l p
    May 26, 2015 at 11:23 pm (3 years ago)

    My Mom is awesome and a great role model.
    thanks

    Reply
  30. lori
    May 27, 2015 at 1:44 am (3 years ago)

    my mom is my rock, i wouldn’t know what to do if I lost her.

    Reply
  31. Debbie W
    May 27, 2015 at 6:23 am (3 years ago)

    I nuture myself by making time for me.

    Reply
  32. Stefani
    May 27, 2015 at 7:46 am (3 years ago)

    As a new mom my greatest lesson learned thus far is patience.

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  33. nicolthepickle
    May 27, 2015 at 4:01 pm (3 years ago)

    My Mom is wonderful, patient, kind and generous.

    Reply
  34. Jessica Gipson
    May 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom taught me to always set goals and work hard towards them.

    Reply
  35. Lee-Ann
    May 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom is unique, a survivor, role model, grandmother. My mom is everything.

    Reply
  36. Elena
    May 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I nurture myself by getting out every few weeks with my friends… it helps me be a better mom!

    Reply
  37. Angela Mitchell
    May 27, 2015 at 11:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I try to nurture myself by making sure that I get enough exercise. Once a week I have an evening to myself to do whatever I like. I usually go for walks, have a bath, read, do some yoga.

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  38. Brenda Penton
    May 28, 2015 at 6:25 am (3 years ago)

    I nurture myself by staying active and eating healthy and taking to relax

    Reply
  39. Nate Fuller
    May 29, 2015 at 9:28 am (3 years ago)

    My girlfriend has taught me some great lessons on how to be a great parent to our kids!

    Reply
  40. Gillian Morgan
    May 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom is without a doubt, the best person I know.

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  41. Brenda Lacourciere
    May 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom taught me to always keep my sense of humor.

    Reply
  42. Tanis
    May 31, 2015 at 12:34 am (3 years ago)

    I nurture myself by taking time for myself for my hair, nails or even just a relaxing bath!

    Reply
  43. Julia
    May 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm (3 years ago)

    My mom is always there for me !

    Reply
  44. Juliee Fitze
    June 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm (3 years ago)

    My Mom is always there to help me out.

    Reply
  45. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    June 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I nurture myself by asking for help when I need it. I also take warm baths, walks and read a book or journal 🙂 Every little bit helps.

    Reply
  46. Andrea Amy
    June 7, 2015 at 1:36 am (3 years ago)

    the greatest lesson I have learned as a Mom is to know my limits, and trust my instincts.

    Reply
  47. lynn clayton
    June 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm (3 years ago)

    my mom is my best friend loving kind best grandma and gives great advice

    Reply
  48. M
    June 10, 2015 at 12:07 am (3 years ago)

    My mom is my best friend!

    Reply
  49. Sandy
    June 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I know to always listen when my child is talking. that is the most important thing a mom can do, is listen!

    Reply

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