Keep Calm and Carry On!
By Laura Kelly-Pifer
Over the next few weeks, many of us are going to be busy, stressed and might fall off the wagon a time or two with our diets and/or fitness. Today, I want to share with you a few things to think about as we begin the holiday season and that can carry you through well past the holiday season. Grab your pen and paper and let’s get started.
1. What have you accomplished? Write down everything you have accomplished in the last three weeks. Let’s forget about what didn’t go right. I want you to continue to move forward with your healthy eating, exercise and of course, my favorite….”me” time. All I’m asking is that you do your best and forget the rest, just like Tony Horton says.
2. What can you be grateful for? Is it a loving and supportive family, a coach who pushes you farther? Write down any and everything that you’re thankful for and celebrate the good things that you’ve been given. And, let those folks who you’re grateful for, know it. Tell them thank you regardless of what time of year it is. It can mean the world to them and in my opinion, is one of the greatest gifts you can pass along to someone. And, it feels good saying it to others.
3. What do you need to give yourself today? What I mean by that is this….take a look and see where you might be slipping. If it’s time, I want you to focus and figure out on how you can make more time for yourself. Yes, even if it’s just 10 minutes I want you to find your “me” time. If it’s your diet, think about some simple changes that you can make that will help you ease through the holidays and help you stay on track. Maybe it’s something as simple as having a shake for breakfast verses trying to cook in the morning. Look for little ways to make changes.
Whatever it is you need, you deserve to receive it. I truly believe that. It’s okay to give to yourself too. Don’t forget that. You wrote down answers to the questions above so now I want to make sure you do that. I want you to take care of you, rejoice in your accomplishments, regardless of the size and be in a state of gratitude! You’ll be amazed at how much progress you can make when you do this.
Let’s all commit to making life extraordinary and let’s Keep calm and carry on. Ready, set, GO!
Wishing you good health!
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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!