When we eat those tasty, not-so-good-for-us foods every day, it no longer becomes a treat, but more of a tragedy. Think! Read those labels. Boycott unhealthy foods. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. If you want flavor in your water, make it lemon juice, vinegar, or cucumber. Try it, you might like it.
We have had such an eclectic fall, but for the most part we’ve been able to enjoy some beautiful days with sunshine and no snow. I for one can wait for the beautiful white, fluffy stuff that we know will eventually come.
It’s a good time to be thinking about what you can do when it is hard to exercise because of the weather.
We are fortunate to have not just one, not two, but three exercise centers in our immediate area and if we don’t take advantage of that, it’s our own fault, not theirs. They are there to help.
You will not always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined. People do need to set a goal and go for it! Think of your workout as a very important meeting you’ve scheduled for yourself and can’t cancel.
When you think “coffee time” with your friends and neighbors, maybe think, “meet you at the exercise room” and enjoy the double benefits. No calories – just benefits — laughter, friendly competitive indulgence that could make your life and theirs happier, more productive and something to look forward to. Exercise to be fit, not skinny!
It’s not about having time, but making time. Think positive, do something different and keep trying. Do this for yourself. You are worth so much more than you realize.
This doesn’t have anything to do with anybody else, though it will enhance their lives because they will see what they can be because of your efforts and how you have made your life better.
Think, “I may not be the strongest, or the fastest, but I am trying my hardest.”
A one-hour workout is only 4% of your day. If you can’t do an hour, do what you can or do it in short spurts. Your mind and body will thank you. We only get so many days in a lifetime. Take positive advantage of those you get.
Geneva is a champion town for charitable giving and participation. Maybe we should go for being the healthiest town as well. What can we lose?
Losing weight is hard, but being fat is harder. Pick your problem.
Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow. Persist until you succeed. Don’t think weight loss, think of it as heathier living. Eat to nourish your body.
When your body aches, be kind to yourself. The cells in your body are replenishing. Replacing the old cells with good nutrition and exercise can make you feel brand new.
Give yourself a Christmas present. Imagine yourself at the beginning of the New Year and you will get there. You may not make a complete change overnight, but you will realize how you are changing one day at a time.
I am not a doctor or motivator. It is just what comes to mind when I see those nice gyms not being used to their full potential.
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Birthdays and anniversaries:
• Thursday, November 24th: Blaine Boverhuis, Deb Peterson Schmidt, Ellen Pearl LaFave, Heather Snow, Lisa Hunnicutt Vreeman, Bob Hanson, Rita Glynn, Abraham Ladlie, Kyle Layland, Scott & Lisa Rietsema
• Friday, November 25th: Scott Groth, Calista Lerum, Randy Born, Mitchel Hill, Joel Langlie, Brian Vogt, Gideon Jude Long
• Saturday, November 26th: Darlene Krohnberg, Cody Christensen, Robert Gasner, Linda Stieglbauer, Drew Vangen, Ashley Bergerson, Al & Diane Lee, Jamie & Kate Cameron
• Sunday, November 27th: Jack Kuchenbecker, Kyle Goslee, Olivia Rae Kohn, Paul Kasper, Cyrstal Spurr, Mike Draayer, Lorna Berg, Sandra Tonsing
• Monday, November 28th: Quinn Lauren Wayne, Vicki Peterson, Jackie & Scott Miller
• Tuesday, November 29th: Connie Smith, Dean Peterson, Emily Butler, La Vonna Ruhl, Christy & Tim Berry, Pastor Carrie & Dan McElfresh
• Wednesday, November 30th: Dan Mrotz, Lindsey Hagen, Lindsey Schlaak, Sophia Jepson, Eric Knudson, Norell Wood Durfee, Kellen Utpadel, David & Lizell Swearingen, Andy & Emily Butler
• Thursday, December 1st: Ethan Elliot Marzoff, Kyle Anthony Neidermeier, Jim Cornelius, Brian Waage, Laurie Ellis, Teri Horan Finke, Barbara Wangsness
• Friday, December 2nd: Maryalice Hanson, Liam William Philip Abbott, Allura Danon Johnson, Leah Wayne, Allura Danon Johnson, Paige Sorenson, Lyle Paulson, Jean Richards Worrell, Helen Sawyer, Heidi Wangsness, Heather Peterson, Dale Schewe
• Saturday, December 3rd: Eric Degan, Ethan Fletcher Cornelius, Brian Van Ravenhorst
• Sunday, December 4th: Sue Mattson, Jessica Shultz, Sandy Larson Russo, Sue Brown Asplund, Shawn Vangen Steffen, Jeff Kasper, Skylar Larson, Holly Pichner, Max Jensen, Casey & Jon Homuth
May you find joy and pleasure all around you on your special day. Thanksgiving, and every day, are days for "thanks giving."