Not like that, you perv. I’m talking about taking care of my body and treating it well. Not just with mani/pedis and massages but also with exercises and healthy food choices.
I was really good at this when I was single and had no responsibilities other than me. Then I got married and inherited an instant family. And then my husband went back to school and my responsibilities increased. Then he finished school and I continued to make excuses for my poor food choices and lack of exercise.
I’m also a stress eater. I know this about myself. Food and I have had a love/hate relationship my whole life. Add in a raging sweet tooth and a high stress desk job and I’m practically a poster child for diabetes. (Which runs in my family. Yay! ::sob::)
I’ve decided that I’m tired of giving myself excuses to get out of taking care of myself. The reason why is simple. If I don’t take care of myself, no one else will. My friends can encourage me or mock as needed, but I am the only person who can make the change. I am the only person who can love me enough to make good choices.
And I’m going to set myself up for success by making daily small changes. By not expecting to be able to run a 5 minute mile on day one (especially since I’ve never been an endurance runner) and to start with the foundation blocks I need to continue improving and winning (no tiger’s blood needed). By having smart food choices available when I’m hungry and eating them. And most importantly, expecting to fail on occasion but to not let it stop me from loving myself by getting back up on my feet (figuratively and literally) and to keep on keeping on.
I’ve got this.