A better me...for them. :)
Monday, April 11, 2011
During my usual cleaning spree while my son is at preschool, I had a little 'talk' with myself. I read article after article stating that when you diet and exercise, you should do it for yourself, NOT others.
I find when I do this for others, I get a better sense of accomplishment. Let me explain: In order to be the best mother, daughter, and friend possible, I have to take care of ME. Yes, I will, obviously, benefit from my venture. But, the greatest outcome is geared twords others in my life. I don't feel selfish this way. Yes, Mommy isn't picking you up from Gramma and Papa's until later, but after I walk I will be in a much better mood... This benefits them the most because then I'm calmer, more attentive, focused, and less focused on MY problems. :)
It's also less invasive than therapy... but, I'll jump on that soapbox some other time... :)