Say it with me!
The choices I make decide if I am happy or sad.
The choices that I make affect myself first, and then they affect everyone around me.
This idea can either cause you high anxiety, or incredible empowerment. The goal here is for you to feel empowered to make the choices that make you feel good.
Confession time: I have not been very good to my body with my nutrition lately. Easter came and went Candy's been consumed, my tummy has been feeling yucky, and all these things are choices that I made. Sure, they feel good in a minute, but as soon as those moments pass, I don't feel very good at all.
I try and hold on to that bad feeling. That yucky feeling. By holding on to that feeling, I remember that I need to make a better choice. And when I make a better choice I feel better. This isn't a hard concept. It's actually overly simple!
By making choices that make us feel good, we become more positive. When we become more positive of the ripple effect is that things around us, the people and situations we encounter, also experience a positive impact.
And I will promise you this, that when we make positive decisions, we have a positive effect everywhere! That's why taking on a journey of Health First is essential.
By making personal choices that allow us to feel good, we then create a space where good things happen. When one good thing happens, it attracts another good thing, and that attraction creates more positive things in our experience. Who doesn't want more good in their experiences?
Good choices don't always feel good immediately. You might have the rush of endorphins and positivity after a workout, but the next day you might wake up sore and unable to move. The First Choice wasn't the real Choice, it's what you do next that determines your outcome.Whether you choose to continue your movement or not determines whether you reach your fitness goals, your amount of exercise per week, and your life-long goals. The choice you have whether to stretch out the soreness and work through it or to surrender to it and not make progress determines more than we'd like to admit. progress determines more than we'd like to admit.
Sure, the giant salad for lunch seems unappealing today, but the nutrition you receive from that food will sustain you longer thanks to mother nature's gift to us in the form of powerful, powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients.
To choose water instead of wine with dinner a few nights a week adds up to a healthier feeling tummy and will keep your blood sugar in check. It's a simple choice but one that in the end makes you happier in the long-term. Enough of these simple decisions guide you toward a life of balance.
As the Prophet in the Book of Ecclesiastes says, "There is a time for everything." In the Far East, the concept of Yin and Yang is commonly understood. In Star Wars, the light and the dark side must balance each other. The only way to understand the balance for you is to tip to each side occasionally and realize what pure equilibrium feels like in your life.
Once you achieve that feeling of equilibrium, you can maintain it for a long time. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet, not just a program, but a way of living that allows you the freedom to spend most of your days in balance. I can tell you that this equilibrium is the best place to live in. It's a place free of guilt, free of obligation, free of most concerns about your health so you can focus on essential things like family and friends and your career.
The question is how do you want to live? It is better on this balanced side, trust me! If you haven't figured it out yet, I have some tools and methods to teach you this path to freedom. Don't be fooled, there are rules, but they are true keys to good health, and that is real freedom!
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