Archive for March, 2011

What do you see?

Posted: March 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

So often, we look in the mirror, and think, boy, would I like to change that, or geez, I really don’t like this…curly hair, you want straight hair, straight hair, you want curly hair. Tall, you wish you were a bit shorter, short, you dream of being taller…big boobs, you wish they were smaller, and well, you know, the list goes on. With the media, peer pressure and all other kinds of factors, it is easy to fall into this trap.

I am the same, and every so often, I need a reminder that God has made us all uniquely different, and BEAUTIFUL. Could you imagine if we all looked the same? How much would that suck.

So…this morning, as I put on my uniform (lulu’s for the gym) I consciously looked in the mirror, and pointed out the things I like and love about myself…(while secretly hoping I will return from the gym looking like J-LO) LOL…I think, that starting the day off with some positive self talk, instead of swirling negatives in our noggins, goes a long way towards reaching our goals.

So…now, look in the mirror…what do you see? What do you love about your body? Bet there’s a long list…



Posted: March 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Getting out of bed this morning was torture. Here is what went through my head.

I have 3 kids. That’s no excuse.

I work with kids, which is exhausting. That’s no excuse.

I wake up early in the morning to do my job. That’s no excuse.

I’m tired. That’s no excuse.

I just want to eat what I want to eat. That’s no excuse.

My body hurts. That’s no excuse……

I am not going to be a middle-aged mom, with no energy, and no spunk, complaining about my body while eating bonbons, too tired to play with my kids, and live life to the fullest.

Then, I thought.

I have 3 kids, so I PUSH.

I have beautiful kids that come to play with me every day that need me to be full of life and energy. so I PUSH.

I wake up early in the morning to do my job, so I will wake up EARLIER in the morning to do something great for myself FIRST, or else, undoubtedly, I will come LAST. So I PUSH.

I’m tired. So I wake up drag my butt out of bed to the gym, to fill my body with positive energy. I PUSH.

I want to eat what I want to eat. So I PUSH.

My body hurts. It’s a reminder of why I PUSH.

What am I pushing?? I am pushing all of those negative excuses out of my head, and turning them into something positive. All of my excuses, are the SAME things that motivate me. I realize that my mind is my own worst enemy. So, I PUSH, and I MOVE.

Some days are better than others. Music motivates me. Sunshine motivates me. Seeing people achieve their goals, motivates me.

Let’s PUSH together, let’s motivate each other, to be as fit, as healthy, and as HAPPY as we could possibly be.