This month’s theme is SELF CARE. Not the kind that’s expensive and pampering. The real kind. The kind that helps you see the world. The kind that helps you feel at ease and grounded. Take care of yourself so you can take care of each other. Put your mask on.
Every time my heart has broken in some way or another, I've learned the most. I've grown the most. My world view has expanded the most. That heart ache is not easy - but each time it feels like some sort of mask has been lifted and I can see myself and everyone around me a little more clearly - or even at all. So that's some serious shit that I'm grateful for... maybe not always in the moment... and still some stuff not even "yet." But maybe eventually I'll see it.
I want to share this with the fitness community because I love the fitness community - so much. I also love myself as a woman and this is important work for me to do as an individual. Every time I make a stand for woman, I'm making a stand for myself. Because if I don't stand up for myself, nobody will. And if I'm able to stand up for myself, then I'm certainly able and privileged enough to stand up for others.
On Friday morning, my friend got raped.
She had let a guy come into her house who she knew - they had had a fling a few years ago. He’s engaged now and she had explicitly told him multiple times, 4 times to be exact, that he couldn’t touch her, and that she was not interested in messing around with him now that he’s engaged. She got into her own bed, fully clothed, rolled over, and went to sleep.
When she woke up, he was behind her, having anal intercourse with her.
Foods are unable to act, therefore unable to do good or bad things. When we refer to foods as good or bad, we inevitably refer to ourselves as good for eating good foods and bad for eating bad foods. There's a problem with this. Eating food is the way we nourish our bodies, no matter if it's healthy or unhealthy, so you can't be bad for eating food. It's a necessity. Yes, some foods are better for your health & some foods can be harmful, but you will never be able to sustain a healthy lifestyle if your motivation is to be good & not be bad. When you are good, it's easy to fall into reward mode
Here’s how you can help:
Purchase something off of each one of these Wish Lists. Purchase an entire Wish List. Purchase one item each month. If you have left over stuff at your house that your kids have grown out of that you think could be recycled and used in our local schools, please drop them off at getFIT615 and we’ll distribute them to some of these local teachers that reached out, or we’ll donate them to RISE, Inc. where they’ll be used in our local tutoring program or taken with us to Tanzania when we go in August.