I have just been reading a great book called Body for Life for Women by Pamela PeekeM.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. This is an excerpt that I liked.
Body-for-Life for Women Pledge:
I will give to myself as I give to others.
I will value my health as I value the health of my loved ones.
I won’t ask, “Should I or shouldn’t I? about matters of self-care.
I will just do it.
I humbly accept that I must work to be the best me I can be.
I will choose to work for myself, rather than abandon myself.
I will embrace adversity as an opportunity to test my mental and physical strength.
“life is about adapting to whatever shows up at your door.” Pamela discusses the long list of things that can get in our way and interrupt our plans to take care of ourselves. PMS, an argument, sick kids and more! “Because though you cannot always control those challenges, you can choose to how you will respond to them.”