I had a thought this morning - what if we all did a little spring cleaning for our health? Let me explain what I mean....
It's that time of year when spring cleaning commences: we start getting rid of clutter in the house, things we don't need, and start fresh again. What if we tossed out things that hold us back from being our healthiest, from achieving our personal best? I'm talking about things like self-defeating thoughts, old mindsets or even habits that sabotage our goals and dreams. Wouldn't that feel good? Below is a spring cleaning checklist, along with some inspiring motivation quotes to kick off our spring training!
Spring cleaning can take on many forms with nutrition. It far exceeds reducing clutter," (those empty calorie foods that have no nutritional value). More importantly it means we're making room for the healthy foods our body needs. There is something empowering about focusing on what we can have rather than what "we can't have" or want to avoid. Socrates said, "the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." What new foods will you build into your menu this season?
We all know that achieving or maintaining a healthy weight without exercise is not a realistic goal. So the question is NOT whether or not you "spring into motion" but rather what is it that you need in order to achieve the goal of moving more?
Sometimes it requires the old saying "out with the old and in with the new." This has two meanings. First, if something worked in the past, but it doesn't work now, throw it out. Find what will work for you in this season of your life. Second, sometimes our bodies adapt to a specific form of exercise, and changing your workout is exactly what your body needs to jumpstart your program and your results. Albert Einstein said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Sometimes it's simply time for a change. You can change your mode of activity, or even the intensity or duration of the exercise that you are doing now. Untapped potential awaits you.
What you believe shapes your reality and your outcome. The truth is you can achieve anything you want. Most of the time the only thing holding us back is an unproductive thought.
Thomas Jefferson said, "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." It's time to dismantle disempowering thoughts and engage in healthy, productive thinking that leads to goal achievement. Here are some refreshing motivation quotes to get you started:
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." ~Neale Donald Walsh
"Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results." ~Author Unknown
"Keep doing the hard things until the hard things become the easy things." ~Author Unknown
"The voice inside yourself that says you can't do this is a liar." ~Author Unknown
Yours In Health,