Give Yourself the Gift of Fitness

HomemakingI love to give gifts, especially to my children.  Although it’s not as fun anymore, now that they prefer money or gift cards.

In this season of giving, it’s important to remember our own needs.  Not necessarily the material ones but our health.  So how about giving yourself the gift of fitness?

Maybe you are the person who has never been very active.  It could be that you don’t even really struggle with your weight, so what’s the point.

Too often we look at exercise as a way to lose weight or tone up.  But it’s good for your heart and brain.  In other words, it’s good for your health.  So no matter your size or weight, we could all stand to be a little healthier.

Or you could be the person who has never been active and does struggle with weight issues.  The last thing you might be thinking about is exercise.  After all, there is the holiday baking and parties to attend.

I have a suggestion…no matter where you are on this journey of fitness.  Take some time to sit down with a paper and pen.  Write out a list of goals or something you want to change in your diet or physical activity.

What you put on the paper is entirely up to you.  Maybe you have always been active but you want to take it up a notch, such as training for a marathon.

Whatever you decide to write down, place the paper inside an empty box.  Wrap it up and put a pretty bow on top.  Set it under your Christmas tree.

Then on Christmas morning, open it up in front of your family.  Tell them you have decided to give yourself a gift this year; the gift of fitness.  Then ask them to help hold you accountable.

Tis the season for giving and it starts with you!


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About Stephanie Romero

Stephanie Romero is a professional blogger for Families and full-time web content writer. She is the author and instructor of an online course, "Recovery from Abuse," which is currently being used in a prison as part of a character-based program. She has been married to her husband Dan for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage children who live at home and one who is serving in the Air Force.