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Make Your Health A Priority


Tuesday, January 15, 2013


This morning I read a blog with a bit of a plea - how am I going to have time for the BLC and ďmeĒ 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?

Me too!

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?


Faith
Family
Friends
Fitness
Work



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 doesnít 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.

Youíre too tired. (Exercise gives you more energy)
Youíre too sick. (You might not be able to exercise but you can make smart food choices)
Youíre too heavy. (There are exercises for people of all shapes and sizes)
Youíre too weak. (See above)
Youíre too busy. (Too busy to take care of yourself?)
Youíre kids are too little. (You can exercise with kidS - this is a non-excuse)
Youíre too old. (Youíre never too old)
Youíre already thin. (But are you healthy and fit?)
You donít like exercise. (Put on your big girl panties and get over yourself)


You donít have money for fancy equipment. (You donít need any equipment)
You canít afford to eat healthy. (Can you afford to be sick?)
You donít like the cold. (Me either, thank goodness you can exercise inside)
You donít like the heat. (Bitch and complain)
You donít like freggies. (Blend them up and drink them, thatís what I do)
With the exception of a few circumstances (extreme obesity, prolonged illness) there is no reason you canít 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!



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KRZYKAT3 1/16/2013 10:02PM

    not sure which is better the big girl panties or the butt crack of dawn but both made me giggle.

When I got married , my girlie friends had a party for me. my one friend gave me a pair of thing underwear so big I could wear them as a teddy!


OOOO LALALA!!!

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PRIZM96 1/16/2013 9:55AM

    I am sooooo learning this! And actually have to say I am getting better at it! I love my family and they deserve the best ME they can get! It' s my job to become that! :-)

Love ya!

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GAYEMC 1/15/2013 8:31PM

    Well said!

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SUNNY332 1/15/2013 7:46PM

    I have to agree that those are some "big girl panties".

Love the blog. Let's make BLC the best!

Sunny

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1CRAZYDOG 1/15/2013 6:06PM

    Now THOSE are sum big girl panties! HEE HEE

Definitely have had to make myself a priority over the past 3 yrs. Initially it was uncomfortable, but have learned over and over again how much more I have to offer to others when I take care of ME!

Great blog.

HUGS

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EATNBOOGERS 1/15/2013 6:05PM

    I got mildly chewed out by my dentist last night about self care. It's important, but it's hard! Some of this about saying no to other things and saying yes to ourselves.

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ADRIENALINE 1/15/2013 2:13PM

    I made me a priority for a year while I lost it all and now I know I have to keep my health high on the priority list for ever while I maintain. If you can make it habit it becomes much easier.

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SWEETMNTHING 1/15/2013 1:51PM

    Great blog, Kal, as always and you make some very valid points. Really looking forward to the start of BLC21, I need it. I fell of my streak around Thanksiving and a weeklong exercise break turned into over a month, til now. I can definitely feel the bad effects of slacking off-low energy, high stress, depresion, etc. TIme to get back to it. 2013 is the year I put myself toward the top of the list, next to God and family. I know I'll not only be healthier but I'll just feel better too.

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PARASELENIC 1/15/2013 12:37PM

    big girl panties ON!

I've been trying to get over myself forever, but physically, I always get in the way. One of these days, I will totally succeed, though, zip right on by myself and conquer ALL THE THINGS.

I'm excited for this next blc chapter-- we're going to rule the island!


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FITNFUNJEN 1/15/2013 11:55AM

    Every quarter of the year, I go through my commitments and list my top 3 priorities. If it isn't in my top 3, it might not get done, but at least I know where my focus is!

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