Being Thankful

On this Mother’s Day, I am feeling very thankful! I have an amazing family and a truly blessed life. If we each stop to think about what we are thankful for each day, I believe it helps lead us, to live a healthier and more balanced life. As we all continue with the “balance” struggles and normal stresses of life, we can easily reach for the unhealthy vices that call to each of us. But when we stop and realize , even in all in all the craziness that we call life, we have so much to be thankful for (family, children, happiness, love, friends, profession, hobbies that bring us passion and join..etc..) it helps find and maintain our motivation that sometimes waivers when choosing healthy choices. We each have to find that individual motivation to keep on the path of healthy living. It could simply be: wanting to complete your mile run a little bit faster than last time, finding and sticking with healthy food choices because you are starting to realize how foods affect your moods and energy, it could be for yourself and  your long-term health, it could be for your children so you can try to keep up with their insatiable amount of energy they all seem to possess, or it could be to fit into that pair of skinny jeans that we all own.

So today, on the day after Mother’s Day regardless if you are a mother or not, take 5 minutes for yourself and truly look inside your heart to what your motivation is. Once you realize what that is, write it down. Put it in your Iphone notes, your journal, your notebook where ever you will see it frequently. Each day look at what your motivation is, and I promise you will be more conscience of your food choices, your exercise routine and your moods when you become an active participant in your health and stay focused on your individual motivation.

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