This weekend, we celebrated my Father-in-law's 65th birthday. No fancy cake, but we had a wicked pan of brownies with one missing before we lit the 65 candles (I guess you can do that when you're 65). After the celebration Saturday, I wanted to exercise on Sunday. As soon as the football games started, I told my wife that I was going upstairs to exercise. Her response: "I know." I asked what that meant and she said, "You like to do that :)"
Never have I told her that I like to exercise! It got me thinking about exercise. Initially, I thought, I don't like exercise. But now that I've thought about it for awhile, maybe my wife is full of more wisdom than I give her credit. I do enjoy the time I have alone in my little exercise room. I close the door, turn on the TV and am in my own little world for at least a half an hour. It is a nice little break from reality. I can't possibly think about much else because I'm concentrating on how much I want the workout to be done, or how many more minutes I have left. I don't worry about the work to be done around the house. It is a nice way to relax. So, even though I don't want to admit that I like exercise, I will say that I enjoy the time to myself.
This journey should be focused on yourself. Take time for yourself and you will be successful. It's alright to give of yourself, but don't forget to give TO yourself as well.