In order to take care of my kids, I must take care of myself. There are times when I sacrifice that for a number of reasons. Sometimes it is just guilt. I need to clean, I shouldn't spend the money, I should be doing something else...
I evaluated my budget. I cut a few bucks here and there because a local gym is offering a really great deal through my employer. I really need to get back in shape. My asthma, side effects from medication, and the fact that I didn't take the time to keep up with myself have added weight.
I have decided to do this. The fact that my 12 year old wants to go helps. I feel less guilty about spending the money and time. I will be spending time with her and I will be a good example. It is indoors and won't affect my allergies and asthma. If I take my inhaler before I excercise as my NP said, I should be okay.
I am going to take a tour today and join on Thursday.
Anyone else doing something for you, the single parent? Do you struggle with your self talk in justifying things for you?