You probably won’t even read this until tomorrow because your face is glued to the TV watching THE LAST NIGHT OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL for this season. Sad. I love some good college football. I also wish I was in Tampa right now, mostly because the weather is warmer than the legit 30 degrees as I type this. But I’m not going to whine. 

Speaking of whining, let’s talk about being selfish.

Real talk. I have to fight against being selfish each and every day. I’m human, after all.  It’s like the way I was born or something. For me, my natural tenancy is to wake up and think the world is all about me, and that everything should go my way. I’m not perfect. And if you’re honest with yourself, you probably struggle with the same thing.

 Now, obviously there are ways to fight against this selfishness – and some of us do a way better job than others. Keeping other people in mind is a great start. And I’d tell ya that when I do keep other people in mind, there’s joy that comes from that. I’m sure we all have different ways we fight against being selfish… because ultimately that’s not cool to think the world revolves around you.

But here’s the only time it’s ok to be selfish every now and then….and that’s when it comes to your health.

And what I mean by that is…Don’t let other people get in the way of you hitting your goals. They are important. And so is your health. Sure, life happens. Your kid gets sick, your husband has surgery and he needs you to drive him to and from work every day, or you legitimately cancel everything you’re doing for the rest of the day to help your friend because she is going through a hard time. That’s life, and sometimes it gets a little crazy. 

But, in the midst of all the hustle, what are you going to do to make sure there is time for you? Because you matter too. And more specifically, so does your health. 

So, the goal today is… to figure out a routine. Maybe what you’re doing isn’t working, and it’s leaving no time for you to workout or cook healthy, real food. You need a routine that is focused on setting you up for success when it comes to your health.

For example…

If you know that your afternoons are going to be crazy over the next month because your kids have volleyball practice 3 times a week, make an effort FOR YOURSELF to wake up an extra hour earlier, and get a workout in. If you know that you’re not going to get off work until late this entire week, don’t hit up Bojangles on the way home. That’s lazy. Prep your dinner so you’ll have food waiting on you when you get home.

If YOU aren’t going to care about your  OWN health, then who else is?

Real life example.. one of my friends asked me Friday if I thought CFEC was going to be open Saturday morning because of the winter storm we were supposed to get (but didn’t really get). And he said he hoped we were because he wanted to have some time for himself before going home to finish preparing to preach the next day at church. And you better believe he got his butt up Saturday morning, drove to the gym, worked out, and had time for HIMSELF – Because his health (and his sanity) is worth it. And because he got his butt out of bed and went to the gym, he still had time to enjoy the minimal snow we got with his family and prepare to preach the next day at church. 

It’s all about finding a way to get it done. Because you’re health is worth it. 

So, as backwards as this sounds… How are you going to be selfish about your health this week, this month, and even this year? 

Hope you have a great week! Fitness is hard. Making good choices to better your health isn’t easy. But it can be done. It’s worth it (Are you tired of me saying that yet?) You just have to find what works for you, and stick with it, even when it’s hard. Having a great place to workout will make you WANT to find a routine that gives you time for YOUR workout. I’m thankful for my gym, for real. I’m really glad I can just show up and someone has already programed the workout for me. Tough life, I know. But you can have that too if you come to our gym. We had our annual free trial week last week – aka “Bring a Friend” week, and we had TONS of new faces in the gym. So, that’s always fun. You can see everything we did here.  I’m pretty sure my body is still feeling it, but somehow I just keep showing up for more.

Here’s to a great week. Hope your football team wins tonight. Bye college football. What are we going to do on Saturdays now?