This week’s Fit Five Friday topic: 5 self-care ways to show love for yourself.  You can write about this topic or any fitness-related post.  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugs, and Zenaida so be sure to link up with us. 

We all love self-care right?  What it is and how we do it is different for each one of us.  Let me tell you what I do.

💟 Exercise.  I run and sometimes I walk.  I know, I know, I need to do more.  My Peloton misses me.

💟 Watch what I eat.  It may not be perfect but I do what I can.  However, there are days when I get too stressed and I go for what I want to eat.  Hello Big Mac and french fries!

💟 Get enough sleep.  I am usually in bed by 9 pm and wake up between 4-5 am.  Sometimes I do OK and other times I wake up in the middle of the night and it takes me a while to go back to sleepMelatonin does make me sleepy but I need it to last longer.  

💟 Do things I enjoy. To me, that is either watching TV or reading a book.  On Monday I finished reading my 4th book this year.  I also like to meet up with friends for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

💟 Drink less coffee and drink more water.  As much as I love coffee, I have cut down on it.  I drink one cup in the morning and that’s it.   Sometimes, I will stop for coffee at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, but I don’t do it as often as I used to. I bought a Brita pitcher to have in my room and fill it up in the morning.  My goal is to finish it at school.

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12 Comments on Fit Five Friday: 5 self-care ways to show love for yourself

    • Well, the reason I do it is mostly because of the bathroom. It isn’t as easy for me to just go. I swear I go about 4 times in the morning before my students get there.

  1. Sleep is essential for me. It is definitely on my self-care list as well. I swear I need more sleep than other people, but I am okay with that. I’ve also cut back on my coffee.

  2. These are all great. Why is the sleep one so hard??? I’ve been trying to sleep more but it’s a work in progress. Drinking more water is always a good thing!

    • Well, sometimes it can be because our body doesn’t let us sleep. I can go to bed early but then wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time going back to sleep.

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