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The Me Movement: Put Yourself First!

It’s hard to believe the holidays are coming up so quickly! Between exams, parties, family events, and internships the holidays can easily mean you are one stressed girl. But wait…aren’t the holidays supposed to be fun?

I’m very excited to share with you all a project I’ve been working on with registered dietitian and healthy weight expert, Rebecca Scritchfield RD, called The Me Movement. Below is the perfect explanation of what the Me Movement is all about:

“Today I will take care of myself”. When was the last time any of us woke up with that thought?  And what would happen if we did?  Sometimes it seems easier, especially during the hectic holiday season, to “let ourselves go” and put all of the parties, and meals, and presents, and family events before our own well-being…without even realizing it.   Sometimes it seems right not to worry about what we eat, or not to worry about scheduling in that regular exercise that makes us feel so good when it’s all said and done.  Or sometimes it goes in the other direction: We worry TOO MUCH about what we eat, or how much we exercise, and we develop equally stressful and unbalanced habits.
Every second of every day is a chance to take care of the most important person in your life – you. But this year is different than any year before. You will have the support of a community that will take you through the holidays as you start putting yourself first. There will be no need to make and break unrealistic New Year’s resolutions to further cause you stress and disappointment.
Join the Me Movemment and join a network of people on their journey to personal well-being.  This is NOT a diet.  It’s not about restricting or counting calories.  It’s about listening to your body and considering your wellness in all aspects of your life.   It’s time to put yourself first. It’s time to take care of ‘Me’.”

I hope you’ll join me in this new holiday season by sharing the Me Movement on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/memovement), Twiter with the hash tag #MeFirst, and by checking out great articles from experts in fitness, health, and nutrition at www.TheMeMovement.com.

In health,
Carlene Helble
Her Campus Health Writer

Carlene Helble is a senior dietetics major and family studies minor at James Madison University. She is the '10-'11 President of JMU's student dietetics association and the school's student council liaison to the American Dietetics Association. Carlene is also the weekend food blogger for All Access Internships and writes for Balanced Health and Nutrition, the Elite Nutrition blog. Originally from Loudoun County, Virginia, she has a passion for cooking (especially French Macarons), entertaining, pilates, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Classic fashions are her favorite and she never goes anywhere without a monogram. After graduation Carlene hopes to obtain a spot in a dietetic internship to learn more about clinical dietetics, pediatrics, and continue writing about food.
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