Parenting & Fitness Goals!

Jamie and I made new year resolutions to work on our fitness goals. Now it’s April already and it’s been almost 8 months since Kai was born. We are finally clear of those early months of sleepless nights and it’s high time we got our bodies moving again. Not saying parenting isn’t already a full body work out, there’s definitely a lot of endurance, stamina and extra lower back muscles involved in this life. Mad love going out to all the parents out there, especially the single Moms and Dads. Wow you’re champions to us, it’s been challenging enough both being fully present. Massive love and respect to you.

Jamie’s doing great adjusting to Mom life. She’s fully committed to bonding with Kai, breast-feeding on demand and taking care of creations in the kitchen which she loves to do. Plus all the other things I witness there’s no list long enough. I’ve been equally as involved as I can with diaper duties, playtime and cuddles with Kai as well as night time walking and bouncing him. Also taking care of daily errands like cleaning, groceries and laundry. I’ve also been working online a lot, growing our brand and making sure the money keeps coming. So between us we help each other all the way and we’ve been mindful not to push ourselves too hard, too soon with either of our personal fitness goals. I guess that’s one sacrifice of parenting some would say?

While I have been pushing the rickshaw and getting some body weight conditioning going while wrangling the baby and transporting the family around town. I feel like I’ve never been so unfit in my adult life. That’s a big statement to me and not to blame or complain about any part of this parenting experience, I still love my life. Jamie too has been feeling the urge to get back into fitness, she wants to reclaim her body pride and feel happy about her appearance again. Even though I tell her everyday how gorgeous she is and that her beauty is nothing to do with how she looks, she radiates love. It’s just that it’s coming from me and she says that’s not the same. I’m really happy how she’s been allowing herself enough time to recover from the birth and of course Kai’s needs come first and foremost.

Parenting is our priority and I admit it’s been a surprise to me how much attention and energy it takes. Most of my dad friends still live in the system and I realize they have to go to work. One parent being away while the other stays home must be a totally different experience. I don’t even like going to the market for too long and I’ve attempted to go on a long runs before, I just end up thinking about Kai and Mom the whole way lol! So I’ve grown to respect the stay at home role as this process has unfolded in my life.

Ultimately happiness is about balance for us, if one is feeling the strain then we feel fortunate to be able to support each other. Kai is the constant and we love giving him all our attention. It just means if either of us want to get anything else done we have to tag team in and out. This means it takes us double the time to do even the simplest things like get out the house and attempt any fitness.

What a game and I wouldn’t change it for the world! Thanks for sharing the journey with us. Fellow parents mad love! Yet to be parents, I hope this gives some insight to the joys that lay ahead. Please comment, like and subscribe to our channel, we’d love to answer your questions and hear any ideas for future vlogs.

Wholeness.

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Body Positive Moms Rule The World!

I love Jamie so much. I feel extremely blessed to share life with a woman and mother who is dedicated to being and becoming her best expression of herself. She inspires me to be the best partner I can be and the love we’ve found in ourselves helps bring wholeness and balance to our relationship.

Jamie has not always enjoyed being on camera in her private life. I feel like she’s warmed to the idea since being with me, however she’s normally a private person. Some of you may think that’s ironic given our pasts, however when we first met we were playing roles in a fantasy world. Lalaland is a town full of characters living out their dreams and illusions, many of them to escape from self. In my opinion, reality is a much more loving, forgiving and wholesome place to be with self. These contrasting experiences will sure add a lil flavor for our Grandpa Keni and Granny Jammy’s life stories in years to come.

With illusion comes huge expectancy and society has only added to the pressure on women to be, look and act a certain way. I feel the feminine is relentlessly attacked, bullied and manipulated by media and marketing. Masculinity has too, however in very different ways. This opposing social programming of our sexual energies runs generations deep. For many of us, shifting through the layers of self judgement is an ongoing process. Forgiveness and allowing is a daily practice towards ones own inner peace. Not for appearances or in pieces, truly it is a genuine inner wholeness.

Celebrating Jamie is a huge expression of love for us individually, as parents and as family. Sharing our joy with you all is never to gloat or boast, it’s simply to be accountable and inspire love. Being the love we wish to see in the world and to be the love for others too, especially new Mothers. Let go of the expectations and opinions of others and feel fully into what you want for your self and your child, your true self.

Being with self, loving where we are and creating a vision of where we want to be. Allowing ourselves time and space to feel aligned with our goals from a positive place. A journey in joy will naturally lead to a joy-full place. Ones can’t focus on what they don’t want to arrive where they DO want to be.

Loving our body positive Momma’s; and Fathers too.

Wholeness.

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Vlogging, Blogging And Surfing The Waves Of Synchronicity!

Ah I’m falling behind with daily blogs! Ok well actually I’m really pleased because we have been able to maintain daily vlogging on our YouTube channel since we left Chiang Mai. Before that I was staying on top of upping the archives too. So yeah our audience there has been getting their daily dose of Kenicamz.

However where I’ve been slipping is these written blogs. I mean I’m getting better, it’s just writing isn’t my biggest joy right now. I find it much easier talking to the camera. If we were simply building our YouTube channel, I guess I’d feel satisfied. But there’s more, I’m researching trades on the crypto-currency markets. I’m studying internet marketing strategies at Tecademics. I’m also learning what it takes to build and maintain a few websites, a blog and our family brand. All of which has been a steep learning curve since I’m not normally a tech kind of guy.

Since moving further away from the movie biz, life as a affiliate marketer has had it’s ups and downs, overall it’s been great though. Now that we’ve managed to build a steady passive income, I still want to learn how to automate more effectively. The idea is that as long as we keep feeding new content our brand will grow. We’re enjoying a lot of time freedom together so far though, something I’ll never take for granted. The whole pregnancy and these early months have been such a blessing and now I’m ready to focus, scale up and set some higher goals. All this opportunity online is amazing and I’m not going to squander it! There’s only one thing that does take second place though, the only role I’m more committed to..

Dad life! Yeah that’s my priority, to honor our family time together and be able to stay fully present as parents. Sure it’s important we generate enough income to to maintain our lifestyle from the internet. Though there’s no point if you’re not able to enjoy life together right? It’s exciting to see it starting to work now though, there were times we were nervous as money was getting tight. Now though, we spend everyday from late morning until sunset playing on the beach and life’s great! Swimming and exploring Kai’s new world with him is perfect and he’s been having so much fun. It’s easy to get fully immersed with him and Mom and forget all about our business building duties.

I feel being self employed and online means there’s always more I could be getting on with, there’s always something else to do. With me there’s always another self imposed goal to achieve and I can always do more. For me it’s easy to get obsessed and over work or not do anything at all for days since I’m my own boss. So watch out for that, self discipline can help you as much as it can hurt you, as all ways it comes back to balance.

None of this has much to do with today’s vlog by the way! Well maybe it does, today we’re talking about conflict resolution. How to harmonize the in and out of our emotional tides and.. what other beach analogy can I use? How we surf the waves of synchronicity in our relationship and allow space for our crunchy moments! So the last part may not make sense, you’ll have to watch the vlog!

Thanks for rolling with me today, I’ll crank out a couple more tonight and tomorrow to catch up and “sync” with our vlog timeline. Feel free to comment, follow, like and subscribe for more of our journey.

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Wholeness.

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