Is it just me or is staying and getting fit as a mom like riding a train that goes off the rails and takes off on rollercoaster tracks?  OMG.  Self-care is hard earned for moms and it’s been no different for me.

Listen in here…

The most critical aspects of getting this train back on the rails were:

  1. Having a background in athletics which acted as a trail marker to get back to fitness.  I knew how it felt to have strength and stamina for years before I lost it.
  2. Developing a system that was function in real-life was a crucial step.  Movement had to be:
    1. Transportable – home, hotel, outside, anywhere
    2. Functional – address the body head to toe
    3. Time sensitive – getting after it in an efficient way
  3. Looking a certain way wasn’t a big enough reason to move.  Having a bigger WHY was the only way I could connect to a daily practice of wellness.

Nicole Berschback
By: Nicole Berschback

Cole is a wife and mom of three. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2005. Her journey through self-mastery and anchoring herself in her family has been the most important and on-going practice of her life. Cole loves being active with her family, yoga, cooking, and spending time in nature.

2 thoughts on “The Mom Fitness Train”

  1. This was really inspiring to listen to, Cole. I have had some unexpected set-backs, too, where I recently found myself in physical therapy learning very basic things like how to roll over in bed, how to fold laundry, how to sweep, etc. It has been important to realistically look where I am at without judgement (How can I not know how to roll over in bed?), gratefully accept help in many forms, and make a conscious choice to make life better for myself and my family. And then follow through. It does start with me. Thank you for this post and for the many other posts on this site.

    1. Way to recognize what that set-back has taught you and getting yourself back on track physically with PT. That takes guts and definitely leads your family by example! You got this, Mary!

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