Have you ever noticed that life seems to get in the way of self-care, sometimes? Well believe it or not, that's an obstacle I've been battling to break through over the past several months.
Being a business owner, wife, and mom of three boys, aged 17 to 21, has wreaked havoc on my very soul, ya'll. Between busy schedules and teen-boy shenanigans, the only practice I've stayed true to is my spiritual practice of yoga. To be honest, even that has had its casualties. If it wasn't for yoga, I don't know that I would have gotten through it in one piece!
The other day, I got on the scale, and it said that I weigh 175 lbs (I'm 175 lbs in the above photo). I haven't been that heavy since I was pregnant with my kids. Granted, my ideal weight is around 160lbs. That's not what is bothering me. I just feel like I'm not living my best life right now, physically. I like the way that I feel when I get a challenging workout in. I feel strong and motivated to take on anything that comes my way!
This thing called life has been a whirlwind adventure and I am ready to get back to basics.
After reading the book, "Essentialism" by Greg McGowan, I realized that NOW is the time to get moving. This thing isn't going to happen on its own. I've got to make it happen!
So, I'm committed to 300 days of sweating for 30 minutes a day. #accountabilitychallenge
Why 30 minutes? The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity a day (5 days per week). There are a ton of options. I could dance, walk, bike, swim, do circuit training, and more. While I lead a busy lifestyle, it is important that I "play" mindfully. Meaning, when I'm moving it's for me and not while leading a class or running around the house to clean. Self-care is just that. Caring for myself.
Where does the accountability come in? I will post on social media each day to prove that I got sweaty. #thestreetsarewatching
Anyone is welcomed to join me on this adventure to greatness! If you're inspired to play along, post daily and use the hashtag #divayogiaccountabilitychallenge.
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