I just love when people say, “Oh you’re so thin, you’re lucky, you must have good genes!” REALLY?? Maybe I have some good genes, but I also have the cellulite gene.
Cellulite loves to live on my thighs and saddlebags (you know, like triangle hips!).
Luck has nothing to do with it!
I made a commitment to myself. As I encourage everyone to live life to the fullest,
an important part of that is great self-care. I get up 4-6 mornings a week, around
5:00 or 5:30, and work out. When I’m really kooky it’s 4:30! Do you think I always
want to get up? No! But it’s non-negotiable! I tell myself that I want to want to work out,
then I just do it. It is not an option, because I want to be strong and fit and I want to feel
well and it’s the only way. Why do we think our bodies should work well even if we do
not take good care of them? There are no returns. Some bodies work better than others.
But they all need exercise!
If you have no time to get moving for 30 minutes, 3 to 5 times a week, then I suggest you
re-evaluate. You have value and you matter. You deserve even more time for good self-care, but certainly at least that. Can you get up earlier? Go to bed earlier or watch less TV?
Can you watch your kids at their events for a short time, then go for a walk instead
of sitting for an hour? Easier said than done? Yep, most of this is. But you’re worth it!
Can’t afford to work out? Well, all of our equipment was purchased second hand or on sale. And walking is free! So we can’t use that excuse!
I do what I need to do to be healthy and active. Of course, I am not perfect,
but I keep working at it because…
I have value, I matter and I deserve good self-care. And so do you!
So don’t just think about it, get movin’!
Yvonne Heath is a Canadian leader, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Television Host, Author and Creator of the #IJustShowedUp campaign.