My name is Terasa Gillen and welcome to my page! I am so excited that you are here! I wanted to tell you just a little bit about me and why I started this blog.
I am married to my very best friend and together we have 3 cute little humans that pretty much run my life! As stressful as motherhood can be, it’s the most rewarding title I could ever hold.
I am the youngest of 14 kids so, naturally, I became an auntie at a very young age of 4 years old! I really thought with my YEARS of experience babysitting and changing diapers that motherhood would be easy. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Nobody told me about what life would be like after having a baby of your own; not to mention the hormones and those first-year struggles. I couldn’t understand what I was doing wrong when it seemed like every mom I followed on social media was earning “Mom of the Year.”
I felt lonely. I was exhausted and overwhelmed on a daily basis. At the end of the day, there was nothing left in my cup to pour for myself. There came a point where I was desperate for more out of life than what I was getting. I researched and researched and finally decided it was time that I focused on me. And so that’s where I started. I started doing things for just myself. Sounds selfish, I know, but at the end of the day if I wasn’t trying to better who I was, I struggled as a mom and a wife.
I have always “been into fitness” besides the times that I wasn’t. I always considered myself fit, but could barely walk a mile when it came down to it. And when I did start a “new” workout program I would feel ashamed and sick of how I let myself go that I just quit because it was easier. One day I decided that I was done quitting and was fed up with myself for all the excuses I had made in the past. I started working out regularly and even though it was tough I decided I wasn’t going to break this promise to myself. Eventually, I started researching nutrition and healthy eating and I was realizing how good I was feeling. I still have my struggles and I still have a long ways to go, but I am proud of where I am now.
If you are a struggling mom, just know that you are not alone. I’m here to help when you’re ready to start!