This morning I read a blog with a bit of a plea - how am I going to have time for the BLC and “me” when I have ____ and ____ and ____ and....
And then I thought of two gals from the clubhouse with 7 and 9 kids I think it was. OY! MANY home school moms, moms involved in church, awana, full-time jobs, scientists turned teachers, single moms going to school, moms getting their doctorates. In other words, full time jobs on top of full time jobs right?
But then I realized that not making my health a priority meant that everything and everyone else on my priority list was getting less of me because I had less to give.
What are your top five priorities?
You know that jar and pebble analogy? If you fill a with lots and lots of small stones (things that are not in your top five) you will never be able to fit the five big stones (your priorities) into the jar. But if you start with the big stones, the smaller stones will settle into the jar.
Only YOU can figure out how to make YOUR priorities a priority first and foremost and make them work. Doing the most important things before starting the less important things works. I know my energy level, procrastination levels (high) etc.
You maybe have to juggle until your husband gets home. You may have to work out at lunch. You may have to get up at the butt crack of dawn to work out.
It doesn’t matter WHEN you do it; like Nike says...JUST DO IT!
Do you know what the hardest part of getting in fitness usually is?
You’re too tired. (Exercise gives you more energy)
You’re too sick. (You might not be able to exercise but you can make smart food choices)
You’re too heavy. (There are exercises for people of all shapes and sizes)
You’re too weak. (See above)
You’re too busy. (Too busy to take care of yourself?)
You’re kids are too little. (You can exercise with kidS - this is a non-excuse)
You’re too old. (You’re never too old)
You’re already thin. (But are you healthy and fit?)
You don’t like exercise. (Put on your big girl panties and get over yourself)
You don’t have money for fancy equipment. (You don’t need any equipment)
You can’t afford to eat healthy. (Can you afford to be sick?)
You don’t like the cold. (Me either, thank goodness you can exercise inside)
You don’t like the heat. (Bitch and complain)
You don’t like freggies. (Blend them up and drink them, that’s what I do)
With the exception of a few circumstances (extreme obesity, prolonged illness) there is no reason you can’t make small (and big) changes to change your health. Even when you are sick, tired, overwhelmed, broke, or just stuck in a rut.
The biggest obstacle is :::drum roll::: OURSELVES!
Stop putting off tomorrow what you can do today and just do it!