Two things you should know about this photo:
- I took it myself.
- I hadn’t taken a shower yet, ergo, the alfalfa hair style in the back.
- My closet door is much closer to white than would appear.
Oh wait. That’s three things. Ladies, let’s be real here: math is not why I was put on this earth.
That said, 6 days ago, I got back on the horse of self-care a headed out into the wide open prairies of… well, you know what I’m trying to say, right? I decided it was time to do a little better so I can feel a little stronger, be a little healthier and hopefully, live a fuller, longer life. At the end of the day, that’s why I’m doing this.
I’ve started back to tracking movement and making realistic daily goals and working to actually take care of this body I’m so lucky to have. Yes. I’m lucky to have it regardless of the size it is or isn’t. But the past half year hasn’t been my healthiest, in terms of how I’m taking care of it. And considering I turned 50 last year, I’m definitely connecting to what it feels like to not take care of the machine and have it feel less than stellar.
For me, it’s simple. Don’t eat crap. Get some exercise. Be positive. Act like a responsible adult. And to aim for this daily.
There’s no pity party here. There’s no “but I am enough” mentality either. There’s just reality and mine at present is telling me the path I’ve been on is not going to equal greater health.
It’s funny how little things like, “OHHHHH, drinking more water makes my skin less itchy in this brutal Minnesota winter climate!” or “I am not having as many hot flashes because I’m not drinking wine and eating Goldfish crackers!” Who knew?
The thing is, I actually DO know. It doesn’t mean I always make perfect choices, but when I make good choices, I feel better.
That’s the idea behind Fit 2017. Feel better. Be accountable to yourself. It’s not about a fabulous before and after photo. It’s about taking care of you and documenting the story as you go.
And on January 10th, the price goes up to $31 for my year-long class.
Today, you can sign up for $26. That’s me for 12 months, our community for 12 months and the chance to keep reconnecting with inspiration for self care every month. Our community is wonderful and extremely active right now, as we’re sharing our stories, our approaches to the project and already creating a space for support. (Note: this is a closed Facebook community, just so you know in case you’re not a Facebook user.)
I may have eaten my weight in sugar cookies over the holiday and honestly? I don’t regret it at all. I’m just getting back in line with what I know my body needs. Click on the image above for more info. Save now before the price goes up on January 10th.
The stamp set featured in the image above will be in stock in a ver limited supply in a few weeks. If there is more interest, I will open a new order for them.