I had two very similar conversations today and thought this was a great place to share them.
Women, we are HARD on ourselves. Too HARD! We want to do EVERYTHING because we actually feel that all of it falls on us, whether it actually does or not. But we feel it, right? Men, you do plenty – I am not saying that – but you typically don’t get anxiety over the dishes not being done or the laundry piling up like we do.
So, to tell my thoughts, I have two sides. The first thought is making the behavioral change for ourselves – meaning, we HAVE to take time for ourselves. It could be to workout, to relax with our furbabies, read a book, or even just have a glass of wine alone with our thoughts (or TikTok 😉).
The first part of this goes with SCHEDULING. Two of my friends were talking about a program that they found on Pinterest…..of course (another moment of time for ourselves) that breaks down the day so that things actually get done AND we have some free time to do what we want. It's called Schedule Booking. My friend actually scheduled in her workout with our tribe AND scheduled her shower AFTER the workout. She had the entire day planned, mind you, but the fact that she did that shows that she has priorities and wants to complete them. We feel good at the end of the day if we feel that we have completed something, even if it isn’t FULLY complete. Right?
Great idea! I have actually used my google calendar for scheduling my day, just so I could stop and relax at some point. It works too!
The second part of this thought doesn’t have to do necessarily with scheduling but it does have to do with making a change in our behavior. It’s so hard to prioritize fitness and health if it isn’t already embedded in your head as a priority. Believe me, I know this. I wasn’t always into health and fitness. I was a slacker of health and fitness back in my 20’s….when my metabolism wasn’t a slacker 😝 and I could almost get away with it (My health surely felt it but my body wasn’t showing it yet).
Anyway, a friend of mine was telling me that she was having a hard time scheduling in her fitness. I gave her a few ideas and wanted to share them with you.
· When you wake up, put on your workout clothes. You are more likely to work out before showering and getting dressed. You might also wear those clothes all day long! HA! And that’s okay, as long as it’s not a habit of wearing yoga pants for just comfort and not for breaking a sweat.
· Put it on your calendar. If you are doing the LIVE classes with us, put it on the calendar and schedule around it.
· Don’t start on MONDAY, start TODAY! How many times have you heard that – “I will start on Monday”? I have NUMEROUS times and my comment back was always, “why not tomorrow?”
· Schedule a minimum of 3 days of working out for 3 weeks. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit so let’s start with making a healthy habit….TODAY!
Those are just some of my thoughts on Behavioral Change when it comes to being a human and taking care of ourselves and making ourselves the PRIORITY! A happier you makes the people around you happier also. Take it from me – mama of 5 kids and 3 grandkids…..I am a lot happier now than I was before I made my health a priority.