You’ve heard the oxygen mask cliche about taking care of yourself before you can take care of those around you. It may get overused, but it holds water and few things express this idea better. How can you help someone else breathe if you can’t draw your own breath?
We’ve all been the woman who wears her bras too long, wears a chipped and cracked pedicure, can’t remember the last time she had a haircut, and sometimes the last time she had a shower. All too often we come last — but we absolutely should not.
The fitness industry is full of luxuries that aren’t exactly necessary… but have you ever seen yourself in a pair of $200 yoga pants? There are other luxuries that are accessible, that you totally deserve, and should absolutely make room for in your budget.
A trainer can be one of the best advocates in your wellness arsenal — not only do they hold you accountable, but they also push you and keep you on track. Find someone you jive with; you shouldn’t be uncomfortable in your bra and you shouldn’t be uncomfortable with your trainer.
A few days away to focus on nothing more than yourself is a gift from which you’ll reap the benefits for a long time to come. Be it yoga, meditation, bootcamp, food, there’s one to suit your mindset and goals. Save with something nearby, or truly getaway to an exotic and new location.
Get your wrist some new bling that does more than just look pretty. These trackers monitor everything from steps to how you sleep and your heart rate — valuable personal analytics that can help you manage your progress toward goal.
Not only can this be a fun girls night out, but you’ll take home some valuable skills for prepping healthier meals at home. Discover new ingredients, cooking styles, and best of all recipes at your local class.
… make that GREAT shoes. The ones that fit you like a glove, that are made for the sport you’re pursuing, and won’t leave you cringing and your shins throbbing. Get a proper fitting and buy yourself some legit footwear.
… make that AWESOME bras, like the Enell. If you’re a size C cup or above, you know your sports bra is no joke! Invest in something that will bring you comfort and security and is going to go the distance with you.
Sixty minutes alone in a dark, quiet room… sounds like a fairy tale? Wait until you add in the masseuse! Reduce stress, muscle tension, pain and clear your mind, all things necessary to take care of yourself and those around you.