In conjunction with the American Cancer Society's "Choose You" Campaign - the Sisterhood is giving away a gift basket including sun screen, a water bottle, a gift card to Walgreen's, and some other goodies. Anything to make us ladies realize that sometimes we have to put ourselves first - if for no other reason but so that we can stick around longer for those that rely on us.
Whether is eating right, exercising, or something as simple (but commonly overlooked) as applying sunscreen or wearing a hat in the sun - we all have things that we could do to keep ourselves healthier. And while it may seem selfish taking a few moments for yourself - think about the example your setting for others around you.
Don't you want your children to understand the importance of eating right and exercising?
I'm probably the only woman in the world that doesn't have to think about putting herself first. As the wife of a low maintenance man and the mother to none, I put myself first on a regular basis. I don't think twice about training for a triathlon, marathon, or anything else that might strike my fancy.
(I'm super excited about a "mud run" 5K in September!)
What I need to learn to do is put my health before my superficiality. Staying health (even if it means "just" walking or not competing in the triathlon per doctor's orders) is more important than burning off that
Another area that I'm sadly superficial in? Sunscreen.
Everyone knows that tan fat looks better than pasty white fat. But doesn't pasty white skin look better than skin that's scared from having dozens of moles removed? As of now, I'm in the single digits on the mole removal thing, but if I'm not more vigilant about sunscreen that can certainly all change!
What about you? How are you going to commit to choosing you? I promise - these are commitments that will benefit everyone around you!