Women and particularly women who have partners and children have a lot on their plate. They are doing it all, and then some usually. They give a whole new meaning to 'juggling plates' and sometimes the ones that can fall and get smashed involve how they look after themselves.
There's a great piece here from my working partner Precision Nutrition relating to the two big problems women face relating to health and fitness:
Putting others’ needs before your own? Just part of the job for lots of women.
Whether you’re a high-powered professional, a mother, a caregiver, a partner, a worker, a daughter, a friend, or all of the above and more….
….if you’re a woman, you’re asked to do a lot.
Many of us spend our days putting out fires, handling to-do lists, wiping little noses, meeting deadlines, and making sure other people are fed, safe, and happy.
Here’s the thing…
We’ve gotten to know a lot of women through our Precision Nutrition Coaching program. And we’ve learned that most of them enjoy — and thrive on — that impossible list above.
They like rising to the challenge of supporting others and getting stuff done.
That is, until their energy runs out and they realize they don’t have any left over for themselves.
And slowly, after months or years of putting other people first, multi-tasking, and wrangling that epic to-do list:
They’re drained mentally and emotionally.
The time they used to invest in self-care has disappeared.
The clothes that used to fit..feel a little (or a lot) tighter.
The sugar and junk food cravings seem much stronger.
The exercise classes/workouts are postponed, then canceled.
The bathroom mirror and scale are avoided. (Along with the bed.)
The stress of yo-yo dieting starts up again.
With putting so much time into caring for others, and juggling all their responsibilities, women end up neglecting themselves.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
You can feel healthy, fit, and good in your own skin.
You can regain control of your schedule and your body.
You can overcome emotional eating and cravings.
You can show love and appreciation to others while still taking
care of yourself.
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