Today, I did it.
I hit the refresh button.
I made time for myself. I made a commitment to improve my health.
There was fish that needed to be baked, a TV segment that needed to be ironed out, a blog post that needed to be finished, yada yada. But, I took a pause for myself, and headed to the gym, after dropping off Ilana at daycare.
It’s been months since I’ve been an active member of the gym.
Let me rephrase that … it’s been months since I’ve been active, period.
As some of you know, after David was born in June of 2014, I had terrible back problems associated with pelvic floor drama. Following five months of intense physical therapy, I was cleared for exercise. Naturally, I got a post-natal certified trainer.
I won’t go into the whole story about my gut telling me this person (while being very nice) was not able to deal with my situation. Long story short, this past July brought on terrible pain – new pain – that according to my physical therapist and chiropractor (oh, ya, I have to see one of those now) was caused by my improper training and excessive weight lifting. My body was a mess and my muscles were now “short and stiff”.
Out of fear that eventually morphed into laziness, I stopped going to the gym.
But, that all stopped TODAY.
Yes, it’s late December, but why wait until January 1st to get back on track?
Every day is the dawn of new possibilities and new opportunities to better yourself inside and it. And, I’m not the only woman who believes that it’s never too late for self improvement resolutions and changes.
A new survey sponsored by the makers of the Invisalign clear aligner system, reveals that after putting personal needs aside in 2014 – eeks ladies Meaningful Me Moments are a must …. Okay back to positive news – in 2015 women are working hard towards their self-improvement goals. Of the 40% of women who set self-improvement goals at the start of 2015, 98% of those women are still committed to at least one goal.
But, more to my point about hitting the refresh button at any time, the survey also found that for the 60% of women who did not resolve to improve themselves at the start of the year, nearly half would be motivated to improve themselves by the end of the year if they saw progress.
Go on, put it out there.
Happy Tuesday. Happy Today. Happy Possibilities.
Put yourself first.
I KNOW it’s hard.
As women, we have a million responsibilities on our plates. But, if you don’t take care of yourself … let me reword that and make it personal: If I don’t take care of myself, if I don’t get my back and body in healthy, active shape, I will not be able to play with my kids, play – wink wink – with my husband, ride a bike (ya can’t do that beyond 2 minutes), or enjoy life to its fullest.
Here we go!
It’s NEVER too late to resolve to improve yourself. Please join me on Instragam as I document my commitment to getting back on track.
Use #SelfImproveToday on your own journey.
PS Thank you to Invisalign for doing this survey and sharing it with me. I needed a kick in the tooshy.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the makers of Invisalign. The copy and ideas stated above are mine. I do want to thank Invisalign for being patient over the past few weeks as I came up with the proper way to discuss their survey in relation to my life. As all my sponsors and readers know, honesty and a commitment to my core values – Always Be Your Best You and Meaningful Me Moments – is essential in all blog posts.