During November, we think about all the things we’re grateful for, and I want to help you bring that out of November and into the rest of the year. I’m starting by going into December thankful that I’m able to participate in healthy living and physical fitness. How am I doing that? I’m participating in the JCC Asheville’s Hanukkah 8k! I must be crazy, right? The truth is that I’m just going to spend the next few months being grateful that I’m still able to get around. See, I’m seeing the positive. I’ll be 28 weeks pregnant for the Hanukkah 8k, but I’m still able to do it. That’s beautiful.
Of course, I know that an 8k isn’t for everyone. We are all at different places in our lives. What ways can you be thankful for your healthy living and physical activity?
What are the healthiest parts of your life?
First, I want you to think about what you’re doing that is super healthy. What part of your lifestyle gets you active? What’s your favorite healthy meal? I want you to write these things down. I want you to be so happy that you’re able to do these. If you’re going on a nightly walk with your family, I want you to be intentional about that walk. You’ll be able to find more ways to be grateful for your ability to do it. I love to listen to the birds about singing us a chorus or the squirrels dropping nuts this time of year. It’s beautiful. I’m able to be thankful for that nightly. I’m also able to be thankful for watching my son drop sticks in the creek. He gets so much joy out of this.
Where can you improve on your healthy lifestyle?
I want you to think about this too. It’s not to make you feel bad. It’s to help you find places that you can improve. It’s about finding what adds value to your life. What are the most important aspects to you? You should be able to know a little bit more about this by doing a #momlife audit. You can be grateful for your ability to change. You can be grateful for your ability to think through what is going on in your life. This is all part of healthy living. We obviously want to keep our brains healthy too, right?
For now, I’m going to continue forward with preparing for the 8k. What are your big plans for the holiday season? We definitely want to combat the feeling of holiday bloat, right?