Self-care Sunday is trendy right now. While others may be upset that this is just superficial and may cause people to feel pressure to do certain things just for social media, I love that it encourages people to dedicate some time to themselves. We are all busy, distracted, and stressed these days. It's important to be able to take some time each week and prepare for the week ahead so that it can be less stressful.
A lot of people watch my health and fitness journey. I get many positive comments, which means a lot to me. But I also receive some negative messages. I’ve been told that I must hate myself, to want to change my life and my body. I’ve been laughed at and made fun of.
Here's the thing. I work out more than most. I know this. But I work out because I love myself. In 2008, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. I spent much of my life before my diagnosis hating myself. I didn’t understand why I was different from everyone else. People seemed genuinely happy a lot of the time. I wondered what that was like. My diagnosis was a blessing.