I recently took a trip to Toronto, and as the flight attendant went through the safety talk, it reminded me of maybe the single most important thing that you can do to ensure your long term success in reaching your goals—whether that is losing weight, feeling better, or setting a good example for your kids.

She said “Put on your oxygen mask before helping others…” To me, that means that if you don’t take care of yourself—if you don’t put on your own oxygen mask first—you won’t be able to be there for others.

So many women, especially moms, put everyone else first. They don’t feel that they deserve to take the time or the money to take care of themselves. They feel guilty doing something for themselves, and they may not feel that they are worth it. But if you don’t take care of yourself, if you let yourself go, then how will you be able to be there for your kids in the long term? What message are you sending to them?  Putting yourself first isn’t about neglecting your family, it is about taking care of you so you can be the best parent, wife, friend to those most important to you.

Taking that step to put yourself first for once, to believe that you are worth it, is one of the most important things that you can do to set yourself up for success. Join tens of thousands of other women by committing to take care of yourself, starting right now! Click here to take our Fit Moms for Life Pledge. If you are ready to put yourself first and be proud of the example you are setting for your kids, sign up now for our free 14 Day 5 Minute Fitness Challenge, starting on June 2! It’s 14 days of quick but highly effective workouts and daily motivations that will help you lose weight and feel amazing.

Learning to put yourself first is all about your mindset, which is the first of my four pillars of success. I’ll be sharing more about what it means to “change your mind, change your life” over the next few days. And I’ll introduce my other three pillars of success over the next few weeks.

Check out this unbelievable video on what you can accomplish when you choose to take care of yourself. The woman in this video is 86 years old!  Check out what is possible when you take care of yourself over a lifetime!


Imagine being able to do whatever you want to do at 86 years old! How does that vision compare to where you are now? Are you where you want to be?