Monday, January 21, 2013
I have run across no less than five articles/blogs/Facebook posts today that strengthened to need to put yourself first. I know that is a hard one for women to swallow, especially myself. I'm a single mom to a college student who can require life-threatening care so of course I have put my daughter first and my health a distance, well I can't even say a distance second. Let's just say my health has been a distance priority.
But I believe it was no accident today that I kept running across people saying they had to give themselves permission to make themselves a priority. I've never thought of myself as someone who didn't make my needs a priority but looking at my long list of health problems I think that is a bit of denial. So now at 40.5 years old and some of my health challenges out of the way(hopefully) I am pledging to improve my health. I tried not to get into the whole "New Year's Resolutions" trap because I thought I would fall of, which I did even though I wasn't officially on the resolution bandwagon. Nonetheless, I am back at it today with a two great workouts and some good food choices today. I did make a goal to lose 10 pounds this month and as of this morning I am down 7.2.
So yes, I give myself permission to put myself first. I will share this with my daughter and ask her to make sure I stay on track. I will also share it with my BF and ask the same. I will keep you posted, Sparkpeople, on my journey and say to you that you too have permission to put yourself first. If you're healthy, then you are being able to support those who need you.