Now that I’m a Mom, I truly understand the term “mom guilt”. And I know that it never goes away- I see it all the time!! I also have a Mom who has experienced this for 34 years, so I get it.
If you’re like many of our clients, you may feel guilty spending money on yourself. You’re used to taking care of your kids, your spouse, grandkids, parents, patients, employees, colleagues, siblings, etc. You’re the first person to drop whatever you’re doing to help someone else, but when it comes to you, you’re quick to put yourself on the back burner. Sound familiar?
Let me tell you why you need to change your thinking.
“But Mandy, that’s easier said that done!” <— I know! But keep an open mind here, ok?
Why it’s important to invest in you:
1) You’ll be less stressed
Why will you be less stressed? Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress!
2) You’ll be more present
After exercise, your ability to sort out priorities improves, allowing you to block out distractions and better concentrate on the task at hand. Your brain remembers more when your body is active! You’ll think more clearly when your body is functioning properly.
3) You’ll be more confident
When you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside. When you work hard and you look good, you feel amazing! Confidence= productivity.
4) You’ll lead by example
Isn’t it important to lead by example, especially if little eyes are watching?! Would you rather have your kids or grandkids have a happy, healthy, energetic person to look up to? Or someone who is self-loathing, sluggish and depressed?
One of our awesome clients, Ellie, said that by getting healthy and getting in shape with KW Fitness, her whole family changed their habits. Because of HER. How powerful is that?!
The question is, will you give yourself permission to invest in your self care? Will you give yourself permission to accept help and let us take care of you?! The great thing about what we do here at KW Fitness is we work with other women who are just like you, so you are not alone.
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