Carving out a little time for yourself is very tough for single moms, so I am right there with you and understand your struggles! I work full-time, take care of a house alone, and have two kids in middle school with homework and activities. Regardless, I take the time to take care of my body. Now, I am NOT a runway model by any stretch of the imagination, but I am fairly fit for 43 years old. I do want to lose 15 pounds this year which will make my running a bit easier and (should) get rid of (most of) my pudgy belly.
Exercising will also restore some of your confidence which, if you are like me, may have suffered since your divorce. When your body feels stronger, your mind feels stronger and your Spirit is stronger. The whole time I run I talk to God. It’s just me and Him. When I start to get tired, I recite this verse:
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31
You can make a million excuses, but if you know what happened on Survivor or Dancing with the Stars, then you probably have 30 minutes 5 times a week to exercise. Can you go to the local gym on your lunch break? Can you get up 30 minutes earlier to do a DVD? (Oh, I just started Insanity on my non-run days! It’s a killer!) Where else can you find time for YOU? You deserve it! You need it! Exercise will give you more energy and will help you sleep better too. We’re some stressed out women – and need an outlet! Sweat a little! Get tough! Feel strong again! YOU deserve to be the BEST YOU that you can be! God wants you to be the BEST YOU too! I love exclamation points! J
Talk to me – what’s your plan? What are you going to do to move your body? Do you have any fitness goals?