Monday, October 13, 2014

Motivational Monday

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Hey Loves! F & J here!
Our whole lives we have loved to live a healthy life style. We grew up active, always running around and playing with our siblings and eating a healthy diet. But as you grow older and become more independent, it is very easy to fall off track and eat like your peers. Luckily for us, we never got too far off track but in March of this year we decided that we were really going to change our lifestyle to become the best “me’s” we could be.

For us this means, being more active. This means setting aside time in our busy lives for more exercise, than what we had previously been doing, as well as making overall better food choices. Not that we are fast food eaters, we would have it occasionally out of convenience, but we wanted to take it completely out of our diet as well as sodas.  These are just a few of the changes we made.
It was kind of hard at first to make sure we weren’t eating the things we said we wouldn’t because you create habits and it’s easy to put things in your mouth without thinking about it. But, after a few weeks passed it didn’t take much thought to pick the better option. That doesn’t meant it was easy, when you are surrounded by people who eat the things that you are avoiding, it’s really easy to fall into temptation but it’s all about respecting yourself and your body.

Where we are in life right now, we are both noticing that we prefer to eat healthier. Mentally we know how much better it is for ourselves, and because of that we are naturally craving healthier foods, now that we have eliminated a lot of the junk. Some of the things we ate before do not sounding appetizing at all!

Sometimes you are put in situations where you have no option but to make a choice that you know is not the healthiest. Just the other night we were at J’s house and her sister had bought everybody dinner from a fast food restaurant. We were left with the uncomfortable position to eat the food even though we really didn’t want to, we didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Don’t get us wrong we like to indulge and treat ourselves to goodies; this is just not something we would choose. It is good to indulge every once in awhile, it just has to be something you find worth it. We felt extremely guilty eating the food the other night, but we have to learn that one mess up, or one scenario doesn’t determine the health of our body. The bottom line is that eating unhealthy one day doesn’t make you unhealthy just like eating healthy one day doesn’t make you healthy.  

If you are looking to live a healthier life, it is important to be mentally and physically and emotionally prepared. We are sure you have heard it time and time again, that it is all about a lifestyle change. But honestly it is. There is no other way to put it. You have to want it and work for it because it is hard but it is truly worth it. And if it’s not a lifestyle change it’s not going to last long, because it’s not a diet.

Our overall goal it to be happier with ourselves. We know we are our own biggest critics, but we have to realize that no one is perfect and we just have to keep going. We know we’ll mess up because we are human, but we’ll get right back up and that’s what matters.

If you have any tips or words of encouragement, please pass them along. We are always open to hearing more and would love to hear from you.


F & J

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