When it comes to health, gratitude really changed my outlook on health. I started being grateful for the body and the health that I already have. If we want more, we have to currently appreciate what we have in this moment before we have something better.
A lot of people are struggling with their health right now because these are very trying times. It’s very stressful as well. And everybody’s at home. We have access to our refrigerator 24/7, our pantry with all of our snacks and our chips and all that stuff. So if you’re struggling with your body image right now, you feel bad and not like your best self, maybe you’re not sleeping, you lack energy, it might be time to make a change. But it starts with writing down a gratitude every single day.
Our bodies are a blessing from God.
Have you ever sat back and thought about how many tasks your body is performing in a day? Think about the inside of your body, all that it takes to operate, to have your heart pump and everything that your body does on a daily basis. It is a gift. You send that energy, that appreciation, that abundance, that gratefulness out into the universe, and you’ll receive it back.
Confidence from Health
How do we get more confidence
? When I asked myself that, the first thing that came to mind is when I am doing everything possible to be my best. So what am I doing when I’m being my best? Am I eating cheeseburgers and French fries and milkshakes? No. I’m fueling my body with the proper foods, the proper nutrition, the proper external circumstances for my mind allowing it to perform.
When I’m lacking confidence
, I take a step back. And when I’m getting discouraged, I feel extra emotional. At that point, I ask myself, am I fueling my body with the best possible foods that I possibly can? Am I surrounding myself with the best possible people and surroundings that are helping my mind grow and for my mindset to be healthy? If I’m feeling down, if I’m lacking confidence in myself, I almost guarantee you, I have not been exercising. I have not been eating the best.
Finding Your ‘Why’
Maybe right now you’re interested in being in the best shape of your life for your pageant, and then you’re going to take it to nationals. But after that you’ll go on to your real life, your career, and you’re going to already have this lifestyle created because you have created the habits.
You’ve trained your mind that you are fueling your body with the proper food. Your mind will be functioning at the highest level so you can operate as your best self every single day.
Just like any other goal that you may have right now, when it comes to your health, you still have to start out by creating that ‘Why’ behind it, because that’s your motivating factor. That is what totally leads you to success. Your ‘why’ will really drive you on those days where you don’t feel like eating the vegetables or eating the protein, and instead you just want to have a big old bowl of popcorn for dinner and call it a night. The strong ‘why’ will keep your eyes on the prize.
The next time you go to grab something out of your refrigerator, think about these points. There’s somebody out there that is watching you and looking up to you, whether you know it or not. So show up as your best self every day. We weren’t given this day because we needed another one, we need this day because somebody needs us.
You are an inspiration to somebody, never forget that, so choose your health.