How’s life and things been with you guys? Hope that this week is seeing less of you =) . I’ve been following my running plan in preparation for my upcoming [did I say 1st] C25K race. And have finally broken this 4 months
yes!! four f#%king months !!!!plateau thingy that I’ve been stressing over!
Can’t help but share my thoughts on an animated conversation that I overheard , this past week, by a group of women who had just completed their morning workout.
The conversation was centered mostly around ‘trying to fit eighty hours into the allotted twenty-four hours that make up the usual day…’. The question poised was ‘ with the challenges of family, religious, work and community obligations, when is there time for today’s woman to take care of herself…’?
I wonder if any of these women know that according to The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 66% of women with children 17 or younger work full- or part-time. And that the research done by Linda Babcock, which she published in a study entitled, “Women Don’t Ask“, reported that full-time working women do over 33 hours of domestic chores a week… With all of the hats that we wear
seemingly all at one time, Soccer Mom, Domestic Diva, Paula Professional, BFF, etc., it’s no wonder that we feel like Super Women!
Because the cost of being a Super Women may be far too high – health, time, stress, personal and financial well-being – it goes without saying that finding that
ever-so- elusivebalance is imperative.
Until we have found that balance, I would like to share this ‘letter of the month’ written by Marina Aleksintser in Fitness Rx Magazine, that is a sort of an Ode to the Super Women::
“….so here is what i have learned to be true about every woman. j Although they find it easy to believe in other people’s talents and abilities, they often have difficulty believing in their own. They are eager for knowledge and how-tos on how to master the juggling act of family, career, taking care of themselves. But the truth is, at the core, we just want to know we’ve got what it takes and that we are superwomen, even when our capes are being dry-cleaned. We are looking for connections, acknowledgements and assurance that we are on the right path and that we do have what it takes to reach all the personal and professional success – whatever that looks like for us…. [we] feel validated, inspired and empowered….”
After all, isn’t validation, inspiration and empowerment a pretty powerful trio of allies to have?
I’d luv to hear your thoughts, Luv-lies?