Mama of the Moment x Robyn Youkilis Q&A
Posted on March 04 2019
Robyn Youkilis is a speaker, health coach, TV Host and #1 Bestselling Author of the books Go with Your Gut and Thin From Within.
How have you changed since becoming a Mama?
My perception of time has totally changed. How precious it is, and how much more focused (and present) I can be with this knowledge.
Having a little one who’s growing and changing so rapidly truly makes you realize how important it is to be in the moment.
I’m also kinder to myself. Before becoming a mama I was harder on myself when I missed a workout, or if I didn’t get as much done in a day as I had originally planned. Especially with a new baby I learned to do the best I could in all situations, and to be okay with that, for real.
How do you take care of yourself outside of motherhood?
Movement has always been what I call a “non-negotiable” - something I try to make happen every day. Sometimes that means I’m getting to a workout class (my favorites are SoulCycle, HIIT hot pilates and a good old fashioned run) and sometimes that means I’m fitting movement into my home routine. My daughter sees me (and sometimes joins me) doing home workouts like LEKfit and bouncing on my Bellicon rebounder.
I’ve always communicated this to her from day one. She gets that my exercise, my work and other activities that bring my joy are a part of everyday life, just like being her mama is too.
Every mother needs to find balance, what does your village look like?
What balance looks like for my family is constantly changing, which is why I’m always checking in with my intuition and asking “What would be most supportive (of me, of my daughter) right now?”
What are you working on improving about yourself as a woman and mother?
Right now I’m making a point to step out of the “when I’m there” or “when we have that” mentality. I’m working on appreciating what I have, what I’ve built with my life and my business, and where my family is. Yes, I have my dreams and goals and ambitions, but I also acknowledge (and want to teach my daughter to recognize) everything that’s so beautiful already right in front of me.
Photography credit by Stylish & Hip Kids.