I try to be pretty awesome generally, and I want to get better, but I have a problem. There are certain things that I just keep putting off. I keep telling myself that there’s no time for these things, and since I don’t really want to do them, it’s easy for my brain to make up a million other excuses. The thing is, that’s not how great people live. They don’t make excuses and put things off. They get sh!t done. So… I need to get sh!t done.
Oddly, I rarely have trouble working, it’s taking care of myself that’s the problem. I’ve done enough to get 30 pounds off, so I put that effort in, but there’s so much more to do. I just have to suck it up and do it. I’ve already started, and I need to keep going no matter what. I need to develop focus and discipline for things other than work.
So what have I done? well, I switched to an all-natural toothpaste, lotion and soap. I was already eating more naturally, I figured I need to take that to the next level. I want to lotion after every shower to get rid of the stretch marks and do a shea butter rub at least once a week. I’ve been sketchy on that so far. I’m also trying to sugar scrub twice a week to improve my skin. I’ve been fairly good about that one, but I did skip yesterday because I wanted a bath.
I bought a massage glove to help with the loose skin and cellulite, but I keep not using it. It’s kind of a pain, but I need to find a time of day to work it in and do it. It’s supposed to work great, so I need to do it. I totally blew off working out, so I need to fix that. Today I started a new yoga routine and I’m also going to do some strength training. Hopefully I can keep it up every day.
There are other things I need to work on too. I need to stop making excuses and really take care of myself inside and out. It makes me feel slightly better to know that a lot of people sacrifice their own well-being to keep on top of work and doing for other people, but just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s okay. There has to be balance in everything. Anyway, how can I inspire and motivate others if I’m not doing it myself? So, the work begins in earnest now.