My husband and I took an adult vacation for the first time in over a year. We ran off to Vegas for the weekend and spent some time together without the kiddos. We had an amazing trip and one of the highlights was going to see Cirque Du Soleil- Mystere.
I was a springboard and platform diver for over 10 years so I have a soft spot for acrobatics and flipping. After I retired from diving my dream was to join the circus. Shortly after I got pregnant with Tucker and my life changed directions. However I appreciate the strength and talent these athletes have. Its literally so inspiring to me to see the Cirque performers defy gravity and take human strength to the next level. Whenever I am asked who I look up to in the fitness world, its definitely acrobat performers. They take fitness to a level that is not only untouchable but also they risk their lives to perform their tricks.
As a mom of three kids, its very easy for my to lose my identity. Mom life takes over and it can be very difficult to have hobbies or things you are passionate about. As corny as it may sound, going to see this show made me realize I need to still do things I love. I need to make time to feed my own soul. If I'm happy and at my best, then I can be the best for my kids. I told my husband I wanted to go take trapeze lessons and do something crazy! He told me to calm down hahaha!! BUT he did surprise me a few days later with trapeze lessons for my birthday! Going and doing something adrenaline rushing made me feel alive!!! It reminded me that I can still do things I love and be a mom as well. Find something you love and go out and DO IT!
Maybe I will join the circus after all...