8 years ago last week, I started working out regularly and tracking food with MyFitnessPal.
I even got an anniversary email from MFP!
Though at first, it was mostly cardio and eventually an eating disorder, it sparked the start of something amazing and over the years I’ve learned to incorporate it in to my life as a healthy habit rather than something I need to do to look a certain way.
Now, when someone asks me how I’m doing, I will say this:
I’m up and down. I’m exhausted. Or I’ll be brutally honest and say that today is a bad day. Hell, sometimes I even reserve the right not to answer the question at all.
But, I’ve got it figured out. The trick? THERE IS NO TRICK.
My dad has been sick for almost 5 years now. While I am not the only person who takes care of him, I am his primary caregiver.
This past summer, I discovered Huddol thanks to it's founder, Mark Stolow, and was asked if I would want to participate in this incredible Telus-funded web series showcasing caregivers and giving back to them. My instinct was to say no – I felt as though I didn’t deserve to be put in the spot ligh...
Why do you deserve to take time for yourself when others are going through tougher times?
Do these thoughts sound familiar? I know have them quite often even though it may seem like I take a lot of me-time. I do, but every time I do it, I have an argument with myself to remind myself that it's ok.
And it is ok. We all know how the story goes - you can'...
Figure out what and who make you happy. Make the time for that which makes you happy. Make the time for those who make you happy. Just BE happy.
There is no point in wasting precious moments on this earth in sadness, despair, fear, anger, etc.