A buzz topic in many fitness publications considers this question. What do you do for self care? Or are you really too busy with your clients and work to take the time for yourself? More discussion on https://www.facebook.com/pages/BellyTone/823086024404569
I struggle with self care, as do many of my clients. My personality type is to serve others before myself, so it’s something I have to really work on, but I’m making strides in the right direction.
The main change I’ve made so far this year, I’ve dropped two high intensity classes and replaced them with restorative yoga, which has been tremendous for stress relief and reducing aches and pains that were becoming chronic.
We are not any different just because we are fitness professionals. We have the same challenges and the same time constraints.
I do thikn it is very important for us to make the effort to practice what we preach. And I use my own experience in finding time to exercise, taking time to plan and prepare healthy food, and making my health a priority to give my clients tools to do the same.
I put it on my daily to-do list, and that tends to get things done because I am the kind of person who hates an unchecked item on that list. I also love walking; so this is easy for me to incorporate. I am getting assistance from my own personal four-legged trainer.