They always say that you don't truly know what to expect from motherhood until you've lived through it. This is definitely true of my experience thus far. It's better than I thought. It's harder than I thought. It's more all encompassing than I thought.
If you've ever looked at your running shoes gathering dust at your front door and thought 'I don't have the energy for a workout right now' then this post is for you.
If you've ever watched other people in your life exercise regularly and thought 'how on earth do they have the time?' then this post is for you.
The more I embraced my inner introvert, the happier I was. I had more energy when I was at work and with loved ones when I had spent some time alone in the days previous. I also had significantly less resentment towards my husband when I told him what I needed rather than wishing he would just understand what being an introvert was like.