Managing, teaching, and caring for 23 students and 2 daughters, while meeting freelance writing deadlines, and keeping up with the causes important to me– well, it consumes almost every part of my day.
But there is a problem. And that is looking out for me– my health, wellness, creativity and self care. Of course these are interconnected with how I care for others.
Like many moms, sometimes I don’t do a good job with that balance.
Two weeks ago, I ran a half marathon. It was a challenge, it was joyous, it was exciting and fun. Then my daughter got very sick and my school obligations super intense. I haven’t exercised much and have been feeling low on energy.
I’ve signed on to the Go Green, Get Fit Challenge, with a team of mom bloggers who want to collectively take better care of ourselves. We all have different goals, and we will post and support each other in our progress, and in our failings. But you can bet we will all make good progress toward getting healthier, especially together. Won’t you join us?
The Go Green, Get Fit Challenge officially starts June 18th, but I am setting my goals now. This challenge will run 12 weeks, and I will be blogging about these goals (and more as I have them!):
1. Each day, go for a run, a hike, or do yoga. At least 5 or 6 days a week. This is hard because I usually run or do yoga every other day. I’d like to have more consistency and see better results.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast every day. I don’t like eating breakfast and often skip it. Believe me, each day I hear my mom’s voice in my head telling me, “It’s the most important meal of the day!” I know, I know. I need to make this a priority for good health.
3. Pick another event to inspire and motivate me. Half marathons are good because they are a challenge but don’t overwhelm my life like marathon training did. I’m searching for a fun, exciting fall event in the Northeast. Any ideas?
I’d love to hear about your fitness and health goals, and please join us for the Go Green, Get Fit Challenge. Together, we can improve women’s health and take better care of ourselves. We (and our families) deserve it!