The question that has been circulating in my head lately is WHY? …..We make time for caring for our families. We make time for being the best at our jobs. We make the time to take care of our homes. We make time for our kids to play ball, band, football, basketball, dance, etc.. We make time for date night with our significant other. Best friend has a life altering event… we make the time to go put out the fires! We are like the Wal-Mart of people. We are a one stop shop, capable of doing it all! Well, we aren’t capable of all of it… the one thing that we seem to be incapable of is - taking care of us!
Why do so many women feel that the best thing they can do for their families…..is let their health go? We have to let our guilt go ladies! It is OK to put ourselves on the list of “things to do”.
What good is it to give our families and our kids ALL of our time and energy, yet give our health the backseat. . You are giving your family EVERYTHING by taking the time to take care of your health. It is important to allow yourself the time to hit the gym, hit the pavement… whatever! I know you are going to tell me that you REALLY don’t have the time.. I call BUNK… We have the time for the things we want to make time for. You can walk right outside your door. You could buy some workout DVD’s and do it in your living room! A kettlebell. A couple dumbbells… coupled with youtube and BAM you have a serious workout.
We MUST MUST MUST put ourselves on the list of things to do and care for.. You ARE NOT being selfish… we must allow ourselves to put our health on the same plane that we put others we love… if we don’t… nobody else will! .