I’m a busy lady just like you. I can tell you one thing. I attract women who get a lot done and feel they have no time left for themselves.
That’s why I want to talk about self-care a minute.
I decided a long time ago that self-care was not optional. But, I also don’t define like most people.
Self-care, for me, is taking time each day to clean out my brain. I need to know what’s going on in there that needs re-directing. Just because I wake up pissy doesn’t mean the day is shot. It means I need to ask myself to generate the feelings I want for the day.
I also plan everything. EVERYTHING. My whole day is blocked out in 45-90 min. segments. Green is work, red is things for me and my family, and brown is teaching you.
My workouts are on there. Exactly what I will do that day so at 5:30am I just need coffee and air pods. Boom boom is on there. Church, date night, and when I plan and assess my week…all on there.
To me planning and assessing is self-care. The ultimate form of self-care is my mental health. Knowing I am prepared for my day, thought ahead, decided how I was going to show up for the world is the best gift I give myself.
Sure I get my hair done, go out to dinner every now and then, but the real form of self-care I love is taking a few minutes to just figure out how I am CHOOSE to show up each day in thought and action. What will I eat? When will I shower? What times are my meetings? What podcasts and books will I listen to on my drive? What do I want to feel at the end of the day?
When you start to feel bad that you are last on your list…don’t. Waste of time.
Take a look at what you might be doing now that IS for you. Game your brain. Stop telling yourself that just makes you feel terrible. Heck, I count doing dishes and getting coffee ready as self-care. One, I love me a clean dish to eat of. Two, I really like that coffee waiting on me like a sweet friend each morning.
I challenge you to ask one question of yourself? How can I care for me today? Get creative momma!
Don’t play victim to life. How you respond to your life is your responsibility.
In our podcast today you will hear a lot about how we care for ourselves. I share a story about Logan and start bawling. Warning! And poor Kathy didn’t know it was coming. I swear she looked at me and was like, “Holy crap! I think I have to take over the podcast.” LOL.
Enjoy Ep. 47. Click here to listen. www.phit.click/podcast.
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I came across your podcast the other day, and I really enjoyed it.
So my story is that I started my weight loss Journey about almost 2 years ago and in that time I lost 45 pounds. It was so difficult to lose the weight, I literally became so sick trying to lose the weight but I pushed through it. After losing 45 pounds, I stopped losing anything for 7 months. I was working out, and eating healthy but I didn’t lose 1 single pound again. I became so unmotivated, that I kinda gave up and gained 18 pounds back 🙁 then I literally had to get my shit together and start losing weight again because people started to make comments and say “oh you’re getting fat again” that’s been the story of my life since I’ve been 17 years old. People have always made comments about my weight. Anyways, I went back to my eating healthy and working out: weights/ a little bit of cardio. Again, I haven’t lost anything. The scale just says that I’m still the same weight. So now I am on a 1200 calorie diet and just doing cardio, running at a 4.7 speed, then doing intervals and incline for about 45 mins. I mean I wanna pass out when I’m done. And ask me how’s that been going? Nothing! I haven’t lost any weights but I have noticed that my stomach is getting a little bit smaller and my thighs but I haven’t shed any weight. I mean I wanna give up because my whole body is hurting, and I am physically and mentally drained. Don’t know what else to do! I had my hormones/ thyroid checked and everything came back normal. So I don’t know what is going on?!