I try to write about ways to be happier and honor yourself. But I’ll be the first to admit that quite often I don’t follow my own advice. Yesterday I said we need to listen to our bodies, but I ended up over-snacking after dinner. I wasn’t breathing, feeling, or listening to my body. I had an urge and I acted on it, but I felt icky afterwards. All this only hours after I had written that ever so hopeful post.
So how can we walk the walk? I talk the talk every day, and so do many of us. It’s like that old saying, “those who can do; those who can’t teach.” I can talk and teach for hours about nutrition, breaking habits, being peaceful, finding happiness – but I can’t do it for myself!
One of the best ways to remind myself of my goals is with a picture. This is one of my favorite pictures. It was taken in the summer of 2006, just 7 months after Bobby and I started dating. I was visiting him in Miami and we were over at a friend’s house (Hi Charlie!), just playing around.
Another thing that affects our moods and motivation – the weather. Jenn @ Eating Bender wrote a great post recently about how we are so much happier and energetic when it’s sunny and warm. And when it’s sunny and warm, we want to get out and move, which only makes us feel even better. Here’s hoping for some lovely spring weather (spring is coming in 10 days) & a lovely summer.
These are more pictures from that 2006 summer – berry picking. My focus this week – actually practicing what I preach. How do you remind yourself of what you want, and keep yourself motivated?