Today I feel motivated, Positive, and Happy. I don't always feel that way, but I try really hard to be that way outside and in. Things that help me to be Positive and Motivated are things like exercise, my son, doing things that I love, and being invested in my life and others and I try to surround myself with people that are outwardly positive and invested in others.
I started changing my outlook on things I would say in 2009 after my son was born, but it was slow going. When you don't feel "great" about yourself its sometimes hard to project that happy attitude towards others. I slowly started changing my eating habits and began exercising at least 5 times per week. It was slow going, people. I kept going to the gym and eating right and you know what, I was feeling a lot better. No I didn't love going to the gym, trying just to walk for 30-40 minutes was difficult, but I felt so great after I was done that my attitude starting changing. Also I would say that it took me almost 6 months just to lose 18 pounds. 1 pound a week and sometimes less, but I kept doing it and kept going back. I am finally a healthy weight for me, but you know what, It took hard work, motivation, dedication, and routine.
In 2010 I went through lots of heart ache, betrayal, death, financial woes, but I think that the biggest thing that kept me going was my attitude. I decided to join a group of people to keep my health goals on track at work and at home and be my support system, I forgave, I looked toward my future, I felt a heavy heart looking into my son's future, and I prayed. I don't necessarily pray to god, but I pray to people that I love that have past, and meditate with them. And you know what, with support from my family, husband, son, and close friends I got through it with a positive attitude, mind, and health.
This year already has flown by. I am more driven, positive, and enthusiastic for the future. I can't wait for the day to get moving and get things accomplished. I have surrounded myself with Positive people and am ready for whatever life has to offer even if its scary sometimes. I always say what do I have to lose? If the loss is greater than the reward I won't do it, but if the reward is greater than the loss I jump right in!!!! Isn't that what life's about?
How do you stay positive, motivated, and lifted about life?
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April D. Schultz Djibonon