When we remember and recognize all the blessings in our life, we’re better able to deal with and let go of negative weight we’re carrying around. I have a lot of things to be thankful for, and this week in particular, I am thankful for my Beachbody Team, those who have and are participating in my challenges, and all those who are sharing this journey with me and letting me be a part of theirs.
I realize not everyone is going to be gung-ho about committing to making fit and healthy choices. Some brush it off as a simple fad, some are afraid they will “fail,” and some may feel they’re too old and set in their ways to take on such challenges. My family is no exception to these excuses. While I realize they mean no harm, they’re always making judgy, spiteful comments, sometimes even whispering to each other, and I don’t want to defend myself for trying out new things and making healthy choices. I don’t need to. They’re not huge fans of my January challenge, the “Eat Clean, Get Lean” challenge, because I’ve eliminated the consumption of all products our bodies consider toxic–no alcohol, no caffeine, no processed foods, no gluten, no sweeteners, etc.–for the month. So, while they’re eating New York deli sandwiches, cookies and cakes, starchy Chinese foods, I’m eating fresh fruits and vegetables, organic and grass-fed meats, and only dishes prepared in olive oil or served fresh. My brother even purposefully offers me foods he knows I can’t have right now. The purpose of this, is to learn how your body truly reacts to certain products when you reintroduce them into your diet. Part of committing to a healthy lifestyle, is really paying attention to, and learning about your own body. It may sound dorky, but it’s quite fascinating continuously learning new things about my body, fitness, nutrition, and health in general.
So, that’s why I’m thankful for my team, those participating in my challenge, and those who have chosen to commit to a healthy lifestyle. They remind me I’m not alone, because of I have this community of support and positive energy.
It’s only a fad if you choose to do something because it’s a fad. You won’t fail, as long as you’re always putting your best effort forward. If you say you can’t, you won’t. So stop making excuses.
You’re never alone, and you never have to be alone. We can’t always control who or what comes into our lives, but in one way or another we’re always able to control the balance of positive and negative in our lives. It’s just up to you how you want to live your life.
For more information about the “Eat Clean, Get Lean” challenge, or joining me and my team on this journey, please feel free to get in touch with me.
BIG LOVE & BIG HUGS!