Today’s Words to Live By are perfect for me because I have been having a slew of bad days. Between family problems that are plaguing me and an upper respiratory infection that had me in bed all weekend, my workouts have been non-existent. The fact is I haven’t felt well enough to exercise, and I’m exhausted from being sick and stressed … but at the end the of the day, I am in control of my mind and my attitude. Despite today’s ridiculousness, I am focusing on the positive things that happened today, the positive people in my life, and the many blessings I have. I’m going to go for a walk today and see how my lungs feel as I “get back on the horse” and start working out again. I’m not going to beat myself up for not reaching my goal of working out every day in January 2013. I got sick – it happens – I’m human. I’m going to keep pushing forward and I WILL achieve my goals, no matter what. You with me? 🙂
It’s Words to Live By Wednesday and I wanted to share the words above for anyone who is struggling right now… I don’t mean with just keeping your New Year’s resolutions or your fitness goals, I mean life in general. The past few months have been very challenging for me personally… we moved (so stressful) and there was a crisis in the family that is still requiring loads of love and support. It ‘s exhausting, but that’s how life is sometimes. I remind myself that we’re never given more than we can handle and I muscle through it (or “walk through the fire” as Oprah puts it). Though it may not feel like it, I want to remind you of that too… You are strong enough to deal with whatever challenges you might be facing right now. It will get better so keep your head up. Reach out and accept help, if needed. Be kind and compassionate to yourself and always remember – this too shall pass. I’m wishing you peace, love, and light. Blessings… Mikayla.
Today’s Words to Live By post will be short and sweet. PUSH. Persist Until Something Happens. So often we start something with excitement and enthusiasm only to quit just before we start seeing success. It is not uncommon to not see results right away, especially when it comes to weight loss and fitness. You have to keep going because consistency and perseverance is key to success. Keep pushing and you will get the results you’re looking for. 🙂
It’s Wednesday and therefore time for a few words to live by as you finalize your 2013 goals and keep yourself motivated to achieve them. I am a HUGE proponent for the power of choice. I’m NOT getting into politics here – I’m talking everyday life. Let me explain… When you wake up in the morning, you have the choice to start the day tired and sour as you head off to work. Or you can choose to thank God for another day and focus on the many blessings in your life. When someone does you wrong, you can choose to react badly and fire back in negativity or revenge. Or you can step back, stay in control and in peace, and choose to respond in a manner that is appropriate, respectful, and won’t be regretted later. And when it comes to your health, your fitness, and your eating habits… you can choose whether you take that walk today, whether you eat chicken & veggies for lunch (instead of that burger and fries), and if you’re going to commit to taking your Skinny Fiber twice a day before meals. You CAN do all of it… you simply have to start by choosing to.
So much of losing weight, getting fit, and changing our eating habits starts with our mindset. If you think you cannot do it and won’t accomplish your goals, unfortunately, you’re right. But if you’re open and ready for a shift – even if you believe that you can’t do it right now – you CAN change your mind and accomplish your goals! You just have to shift your perspective. Change the way you look at things and make up your mind to succeed.
This week’s Words to Live By are those that should be remembered all the time…but especially tomorrow as you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re trying to lose weight and have been eating right and working out, don’t throw it all away tomorrow by totally overeating! I am NOT saying not to indulge tomorrow – you should definitely grub because it’s a special day that’s all about gratitude, good food, family and friends. However, there is really no need to eat all day long and stuff yourself with unhealthy food until you can’t move. Why not get in a workout in the morning and eat your delicious Thanksgiving dinner in a normal portion until your satisfied That’s my plan, and with the help of Skinny Fiber, I’m gonna do just fine this year. Happy Thanksgiving!