Self Care

The Launch

As most of you reading this know, I officially launched Fit Together Health and Wellness on Friday. I took the leap; I embraced my feelings of fear, held onto the excitement and walked straight into the unknown.

2 questions I asked myself prior to the launch: what would make this launch amazing? Multiple inquiries, positive feedback and the start of my client list. What would make this launch devastating? Silence… only hearing the sound of crickets.

So what actually happened? I launched on Friday at 4:30pm and by Sunday night my website had been viewed by over 500 people. By Monday morning, I had multiple people reach out to me expressing interest. I received many messages of positive feedback, optimism and excitement for my next adventure.

As the weekend came to a close, I planned out my Monday; I made a list of places I wanted to go to pitch Fit Together, I made a list of people I wanted to email/call and I set intentions for my own self care to start the day off right.

I woke up this morning feeling the heaviness of the food I ate at the Super Bowl party (yes, I indulge too!) I thought about how I planned to start my day and wavered on the necessity of starting so eagerly and so early. I thought about how nice it would be to sit on the couch and slowly sip on my cup of coffee. I had every reason and every excuse to not do what I had planned and to quit on my intentions for the morning.

I could have quit. I could have quit myself. BUT I DIDN’T. I enjoyed a few sips of coffee, I helped to get Alex and Ella out the door, I changed for my run, laced up my shoes and hit the treadmill. I cranked up the music, visualized my day and completed my 30 minute workout as planned.

I did not quit on myself because I knew if I wanted to feel confident as I made these pitches, then I needed to move my body. I needed to workout to release the excitement, anxiety and stress.

There is always a reason to not workout.

There is always a reason to eat something unhealthy.

There is always a reason to do that unhealthy behavior.

There is always a reason to not go after your goals.

There is always a reason to quit.

Our brains and bodies are wired to do what’s comfortable. When we’re feeling tired, angry, sad, stressed or anxious, we do what’s easiest to meet our immediate need. It’s easier to quit a morning workout and hit snooze than it is to get out of the warm bed, put on your sneakers and get your sweat on. It’s easier to grab a brownie when you’re hangry than it is to throw together a quick salad. It’s easier to eat your kid’s mac and cheese than it is to make a well balanced meal for yourself.

What I want you to ask yourself is: did you quit on yourself today? Did you set goals and intentions for your day and not get them done?

Can you honestly say that you are showing up for yourself every single day?

It’s time to stop quitting yourself. It’s time to stop quitting your intentions and pushing aside your goals for everyone else. It’s time to put yourself first. If you can’t take care of yourself, you are doing a disservice to everyone else you are taking care of. I’m sure you all have heard the whole oxygen mask saying – “you must put your own oxygen mask on before helping others.” The same goes for this, you can’t fully take care of anyone else if you aren’t addressing your own needs first.

Embrace those feelings of fear, hold onto the excitement and walk straight into the unknown with me! It’s scary but YOU ARE WORTH IT!