Make Time

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I am finding out quickly why I have given up so easily in the past. I wasn't able to do my exercises this morning because I was helping a friend care for her children so I tried tonight while my husband gave my son a bath. In the middle of my squats, my son came down and started asking me where his book was. He went back upstairs and the dog went to the back door and cried to be let out. Then while doing my lying abduction, my dog kept jumping between my legs like a game, and my son came back down and realized he left his pillow in the car. I finally freaked out on everyone.

I love that my husband, son and dog need me, but right now I need some time for me too. I need time to make me healthy for me and for them. In the past, I have just quit and figured I had no time and let it get the best of me. Not this time. Today I let them all know that my exercise time is my time. They are welcome to join me on my walks and I would love it if they wanted to do some strength training with me, but if it involves me finding things, remembering things, feeding people, feeding animals-it's going to have to wait!
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    Putting yourself first isn't easy, under the best of circumstances, but you did it. Way to go! You're on your way.
    2384 days ago
    Good for you! Before you can be there for and take care of anybody else, you have to be there for and take care of yourself. You deserve some "you time" :)
    2384 days ago
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