It seems we’re always prioritizing just about everything and everyone over ourselves. Your kids, parents, significant other, job, and even your dog somehow always come first. But it’s important to remember your well-being is just as important and should be your priority, so that you can be the very best version of yourself. Mother, daughter, professional, spouse, volunteer — whatever the role — make time for yourself first, and you can better serve yourself and others.
Here are 10 reasons to invest in yourself and make your health and weight loss a priority:
1. Find more energy
As you lose weight and become more active, you’ll find increasing energy to do the things you enjoy most, like shopping, golfing, or walking and chatting with girlfriends.
2. Develop good habits
Learn how to eat healthy and turn bad habits into good ones with Jenny Craig. Soon, these new lifestyle changes will become routine, making you a healthier, happier person.
3. Stay active with your kids
Are your kids running circles around you? It’s time to finally begin keeping up with them. They’ll be surprised when you volunteer to go on a hike or a bike ride with them instead of staying behind at home.
4. Set a good example
Everyone you usually put ahead of yourself will begin to follow your lead. Your husband, mom, kids, and friends will inevitably be inspired by your success.
5. Tangible rewards
As you track measurements and weight loss with a Jenny Craig consultant, you’ll start to see real results that have tangible rewards. Be sure to pamper yourself with manicures, new workout gear, and fun makeup.
6. Simplify your meal planning
Easily plan your weekly menu by ordering from Jenny’s Cuisine®. You’ll spend less time cooking in the kitchen and more time doing your favorite activities with your family.
7. Challenge yourself
Try something new, whether it’s a new vegetable or fruit, or a new group exercise class at the gym. You may find something you like!
8. Fit into a new wardrobe
You’ll start to notice your clothes just don’t fit anymore, and that’s a good problem to have as you lose weight with Jenny Craig*. Reward yourself with a new wardrobe. Try a new color of blouse or a different fit of jeans to show off your progress.
9. Find support
Along your weight loss journey, you will find support in new places. Perhaps you’ll meet a new friend at the gym, or your personal weight loss consultant can offer you words of encouragement you won’t hear anywhere else.
10. You’re worth it
The best reason of all? You’re worth it. Investing in yourself and losing weight will ultimately boost your self-esteem and mood. You deserve to feel good!
How to Make Time for You
Plan for Regular Self-Care: Schedule the time into your day to relax, and rejuvenate into your day and fit in other obligations around this standing appointment with yourself. Spend at least 15 minutes per day doing something that helps relieve stress. It can be as simple as taking a 15-minute"power nap", reading a book for pleasure or even flipping through your favorite magazine.
Simplify Your Life: Learn to let go of the unimportant. When you sit down to make a list of the things that need to get done, take a closer look. Are there items on that list that you can eliminate (are nice to do, but don't need to be done), delegate (need to be done, but someone else can handle it) or scale down (need to be done, but not on such a grand and time-consuming level)? If so, make the appropriate adjustments and create more"you time" in your day.
Edited by Sarah S – Jenny Craig