Honestly, it is not something I think about too often. On a daily basis I seem to go through the motions of living my life. I have made lifestyle changes over the past 2 years that have left me able to maintain my weight loss and a certain level of fitness.
Obviously, I struggle. The world is full of temptation, stress, emotions, all things that might cause a person to back slide. My schedule as a single mom can be crazy, finding time to workout is sometimes impossible. Then there is the nutrition aspect of things. Finding time to cook, grocery shop, etc it can be tough.
Does that sound familiar?
The reality is, we always have a choice.
You have a CHOICE.
I say this to people often and sometimes I wonder if they really realize what I am talking about or not.
The truth is we all have a choice.
We can choose to make better decisions for ourselves and our health. We can choose to make a commitment to getting healthy and living a full happy life. We choose, and you know what is most important?
You have to make sure that you realize YOU are worth making the right choice. You deserve to be healthy. You deserve to wake up smiling and happy every single day. If running makes you happy, then make time to do it. If it is going to the gym and working out, then do it. Find something healthy that makes you happy and make the choice for yourself to make time for it every single week.
Eating healthy, living healthy, exercising, they are all choices. No one is going to sit in front of you on a day to day basis and say go do this, eat this. You have to be the person to decide for yourself and make the choice to do it. Once you realize that you are worth the right choices, and you deserve it, you will be unstoppable.
And the best part is, you will be making healthy choices without even flinching, without even debating the bad ones. You will wake up one day and realize that over time you have changes your life style and that the choices you make for your healthy are the right ones. And the best part is?
They make you happy.