Reggie Collier, Contributing Writer
I am very passionate about encouraging women to exercise as part of their daily lives. It’s mainly because I’ve learned that there is power in regular physical activity, and I want others to know that as well. This type of power leads you to feel better, look better, reach and maintain a healthy weight, build self-esteem, and manage stress more easily — the things a lot of busy women desperately need in their lives.
The main problem I notice with a lot of my clients is time. Most women have so many responsibilities that they put themselves on the backburner. I have clients that work full time and are wives, mothers, and the list goes on and on. However, exercise is not on their schedule as a priority.
Some of my clients have decided to make themselves a top priority, taking that first initial step to invest in themselves and their health. I stress on a regular basis that if you don’t take time for yourself, then unfortunately you may not be in a position to take care of the ones that you love.
Dianah decided to take that initial step. She has been raising her 2 brothers since the age of 20 after the death of her mom, and she has 1 daughter. Being able to provide for her family and cook them a big dinner every day gave her fulfillment. However, she was overweight and at risk for preventable illnesses related to unhealthy habits. Really reflecting, she had to look at the big picture and decided it was time for “Team Dianah.” With her committing to Reggie C Fitness and the support of her family, she has been successful on her health and wellness journey. In 8 months Dianah has lost 75 pounds and is setting more fitness goals.
Despite your schedule, you do have time to exercise. It all starts with deciding to make yourself a priority for a change. Not only do you owe it to your body, but you owe it to those who love you. It is a challenging process, but you’re worth it!
Here are some steps to help you include exercise into your busy schedule.
- Park farther away from the building, so you are forced to take extra steps.
- While you are waiting on your children to get out of practice or an activity, take that time to walk versus just sitting in the bleachers.
- Get your children involved, and go for bike rides or walks around the neighborhood.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Commit to giving your body 30 minutes per day of some form of exercise.
For more fitness tips from me or to experience Reggie C Fitness and be a healthier you, please visit me on the web at www.reggiecfitness.com.