Do you take care of yourself as well as you take care of your dog? Your children? Your significant other? This is a serious question If your child needed daily medication, you'd make sure they took it on time yes? If your doctor said your dog needed daily exercise, you'd start walking them around the neighborhood or playing fetch yes? We spend so much time, energy and resources making sure ALL those around us are well cared for, why don't we do the same for ourselves?! ♀️ Why is it deemed "selfless" to give to others, but "selfish" to pour into ourselves? The most common response I hear from women I talk to as to WHY they don't take time for self care is, they are too busy, ♀️they are too tired or they can't afford it. But here's the thing; self-care is a multiplier of time, when you take time, whether it's five minutes for a short meditation, 10 minutes to food prep for the next couple days, or a full hour long workout, you build energy and focus.♀️ Seriously, taking little chunks of time for yourself from time to time can lead to long-term results. Small amounts of effort over a lifetime really do make radical changes.
One of my favorite parts about this 80 day program I'm doing right now is not only the amazing abs and booty it's giving me ♀️but how much our trainer focuses on the importance of self care 🧘🏽♀️ When people hear the word "obsessed" in reference to a health and fitness plan most automatically go to the negative. Like we're going to be eating disorder level obsessed with our food, or workout maniacs who walk around showing everyone our muscles When really its about being obsessed with SELF care.
As a result I've taken more baths this year then pretty much all of 2017. I take the time to foam roll my muscles, hurst like a B but so worth it. I finally scheduled a massage using a gift certificate I've had for TWO YEARS ♀️ I take the time to mindfully plan and prepare my food Selfish? I think not, I know I am worth that level of care and I know YOU are as well