Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.
This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:
Vegan Monday Dinners w/Lisa, Lisa.
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.
So… what are you waiting for???
Food for thought:
Dream big… and then get to work on making those big dreams a reality. So often we think that having an idea is enough. It is the beginning. You must first be willing to do the work. If you want to be fit, trim and healthy you are going to need to do more than dream. You are going to have to engage in some hard work. Seriously hard work if what you want is to eat donuts all day. Truly hard work if your idea of movement is walking the dog. Dog walking isn't working out, neither is walking to you car, the bathroom, or watching The Biggest Loser. You don't lose weight by imagining it and you don't reach any of you other dreams by dreaming and then doing nothing.
The dream is the first step, it gives you direction. The next steps are up to you. Those steps are all based on where you are right now. If you have never worked out the steps are going to be quite a bit different than if you are an athlete who took a year off due to an injury. The biggest similarity across the board, however, is to get started doing something. You have to make a move, take a step, change the routine. You have to do something that may not be easy, that may not be comfortable, that may scare you a little.
Start with the dream, however. Know that it is possible. Know that you are capable. Know that you have to want whatever it is you are going after way more than you want your current state of being. You must love the dream more than the reality in order for anything to change…
I know you can get it done.
Here is a hilarious and too honest skit about health and weight loss: