It’s easy to talk about self care and making ourselves a priority,
But then an urgent meeting pops up, the kids get sick, we get the “surprise” that the in-laws are coming for the weekend.
All our best intentions for taking care of ourselves, hitting the gym, eating better and getting more sleep are put on the back burner. We instead find ourselves eating take out at our desk over our lunch break and responding to emails at midnight.
I get it, that was me about five years ago. Running on the hamster wheel of trying to be mom, employee, wife and somehow keep myself sane!
On the outside I looked like I was successful, but in my head I was screaming “Why can’t I get it together!”
I felt like I wasn’t doing anything very well. I felt like I was literally half-a$$ing my life because I was pulled in so many directions.
Then one day a switch flipped for me (nothing like a callback mammogram to wake you up) and I knew that I had to do better for MYSELF. Not for anyone else.
I got serious about taking care of me, and I discovered that it didn’t have to be as complicated as what I was making it out to be in my head.
I’ve learned how, after 40….and closing in on 50…to make myself priority numero uno. After all, I am my most valuable employee…I’m the most valuable mom to my kids…and I’m pretty certain my husband wants me around awhile longer. If I don’t take care of myself first, I’m no good at being valuable to any of the other things in life.
We CAN be successful women who rock our bodies, love our families, and enjoy feeling strong and even a little bit badass!
If you feel me on this, give me a shout out. If you’re needing support to make a transformation, I’m here to help.
Here’s to all the strong women out there working every day to be your best. I got your back!