This morning I decided to put myself first. I decided to go workout and not spend the morning with my boys. I wasn’t home last weekend so I felt I should stay with them. The kids hadn’t seen me at all last weekend and it is limited how much time we spend together during the week. So when Saturday morning approached I thought it would be best to stay home and spend the morning with them. But then I started asking myself – best for whom? Best for me or the kids?
Should I feel guilty for doing nothing?
I just came back from a 3-day workshop. 3 days of extreme intense learning, processing
and deepening on a very personal level. It was an amazing experience and I feel completely fulfilled and very happy. But I am also beat. I am tired and I am exhausted.
It’s my BIRTHDAY!! And I’m engaged!
To be honest I never thought I’d get married. I don’t really like the idea of being part of the constitution of marriage, which I think is very outdated! Having children though made me change my mind. Especially if we are traveling and something were to happen to us, touch wood!
Anyway, it’s my birthday and I’m excited to welcome a new year into my life.
Getting older also makes me think about how important is it to be and stay healthy! Every day we make a decision about our future and health. Every day, when we decide what to eat and how to behave, or if we will skip the fitness class or not, we are deciding what kind of future we want. The older I get I find this to be more and more scary and REAL!
Think about it. Every time you eat, you are either feeding your future healthy vibrant self or feeding the illness that may emerge years from now. Every time we decide to exercise or not, we are making that decision for our future!
This is why it is so important to have healthy habits from the get go. This doesn’t mean never eating burgers or drinking alcohol again. This means that we generally have a healthy and happy approach to our life. Taking time to eat fruits and vegetables most of the time. Having an exercise routine that we can stick to. And it means taking time for yourself to take care of your self! When we have good habits on our side, it becomes easier to tackle problems that inevitably will come our way!
So take good care yourself NOW! Your future self will thank you!
If you want to know more about my approach to healthy living, please have a look at this article I wrote for healthylux.com.
Cheers and happy birthday to me! 🙂 I’m leaving you with this song – I hope you will get up and do a little dance wherever you are 😉