Sometimes, supermoms, it seems I'm surrrounded by regretful decisions from the tiniest infraction with my kids to a mistake at work. But, one thing I NEVER have to apologize for is getting in a good workout!
In her new book, Body Book, Cameron Diaz shares her thoughts about health and wellness in a surprisingly frank way. I do enjoy her straight talk on these issues, and especially appreciated her comments on the idea of self-discipline. Isn't it so true that we often view discipline (dieting, workout routines, etc) as a source of punishment? Read the words below, supermoms, for a different take on the notion:
"Discipline isn't about denying yourself; it's about giving to yourself. It isn't about losing; it's about gaining. Every day that I get up early...to go to the gym, even if it's difficult and I'd rather stay in bed, I think about what will will I gain from going to the gym and what will I lose if I don't. Nine times out of 10, I will only gain by going and lose by not going. Discipline is always a gain in the tallying of life."
If you've been drilling down on your New Year's resolutions, keep hanging in there! The magic 14-21 day period for changing a routine is here. Keep pushing yourself, supermoms, especially during new workout routines. While you're spending the time and energy, it's okay to make exercise hard, supermoms! Of all the ways we try to make our lives easier, this is an area that shouldn't be!
Hello, fellow Supermoms! I am a woman that wears many capes: wife, mother, daughter, friend, business professional, athlete, wine enthusiast and aspiring writer! Balancing these roles while finding happiness and fulfillment for myself does seem to require superhuman skill sometimes. Project Supermom was born as an outlet for me to share my story and to encourage other moms to take personal responsibilty in getting the best out of life for themselves and their families!