Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Put Yourself First to Lose Weight

It is a common problem that people face--particularly common among women. We tend to put ourselves last.

I'm here to tell you, you cannot successfully achieve you health and weight loss goals if you continue to do that.

You have to make some changes in your life. You know that. We all know that if we don't make changes we will continue to get the same results. We do all know that, don't we?

The changes include taking better care of yourself. In order to do that, you have to put your needs ahead of those of some other people. I know that sounds scary and maybe it even sounds selfish.

Let's think about it logically though. If you take better care of yourself, you will be happier and healthier, right? That's a good thing. A happier and healthier person will carry that attitude forward. Whether you are "Mom", "wife", "daughter", "sister", "employee", "boss", "student" or whatever other label you have (including Dad, husband, & brother!) the people will be better served by your increased health and joy. And they will be happier too! And enjoy your company more. That sounds like a win-win-win all around to me!!!

What better example can you provide for your children, your students, your employees than to demonstrate how important it is to care for yourself--and allow them to see how it benefits all of them, too! That's pretty un-selfish when you look at it like that!

So don't make it a huge change. Give yourself 30 minutes a day. Take that time for yourself and start stretching and moving your body. You might have to tell someone else "no" but, trust me, it won't be the end of the world.

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