Why It's Okay To Be A Priority


I found myself at the bottom of my priority list when I became a mom. I truly thought that was one of the best decisions I could make and that was how it should be. Through the years I soon discovered how that was probably one of the worst decisions I could have made. By putting myself last on the list it started to affect my happiness, my health, my weight and my self worth. I didn't even understand I was doing this to myself. It wasn't until I joined my first challenge group (support for clean eating & working out) that I realized I needed to make some major changes. The more I moved myself up on my priority list, the more I realized how it was not only changing things positively for myself, but for my family. I never did anything for myself. I would feel guilty just sitting down watching television, if I wasn't folding laundry while doing it. I started to think "why wouldn't it be okay if I took 30 minutes for myself each day"? I gave every minute of my day to my family, so would 30 minutes really hurt anyone? I started taking 30 minutes each day to workout and I started to feel better. Then my children would have the day off from school and I would be working out and they would be interrupting me every five minutes because they were arguing-so I sat them down. I discussed with them that all I am asking for is 30 minutes for myself, if you can't behave for 30 minutes and not interrupt me (unless its an emergency)then I am going to have spend less time doing things for you. I explained to them why this was important to me and that if they truly want me to be happy/healthy, then I needed their support. They listened and stopped interrupting my 30 minutes(90% of the time), they even started to workout with me (which I love). This year has been filled with so many "aha moments". I can not believe how amazing it feels to be a priority. It truly was a necessary change-not only for myself, but for my family. We are all healthier and happier, because I decided my happiness was just as important as my families.

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Hi, I'm Kate, a Fitness and Lifestyle Coach who teaches clients how to be good to themselves, how to nourish their bodies the right way and how to incorporate workouts into their lifestyle from the comfort of their own home.

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