Many people spend their lives trying to attain wealth, which they equate with happiness. However, there is no greater wealth than our own health. Yet, we rarely appreciate our health, until it is gone. Unfortunately, once we compromise our health, it is not so easy to restore. Many times the cost of our loss of health can’t be bought back, no matter what our wealth.
Begin today by celebrating your health and making a promise to live a healthier life. There is no better gift that you can give to those you love than being healthy. Just as you care about their well being, they want you to be healthy, too. The extra time you spend exercising and preparing healthy meals will be an investment that will pay off for you and everyone you love.
Managing your weight is just one part of a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise and activity are a must for staying healthy. If you can, engage someone you love to join you for a bike ride or even a long walk. Make this a regular routine that you will both look forward to. Nothing relieves stress better than a half hour of exercise after a long day of work. It is so much better for you than sitting in front of the television hour after hour. Just get up every so often and exercise next to your chair, if you have to stay by the tube.
In addition to exercise and diet, I keep a fitness journal. I write down everything I eat and drink each day and all of the exercise and activities that I engage in. To keep me inspired and motivated to stick to my fitness program, I start each day by repeating affirmations that give my mind, body and soul the direction and encouragement to stay focused and attain the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Below are 10 of my favorite affirmations that I use to help encourage my decision to live a healthy life.
1. I am changing my lifestyle to a healthy way of living.
2. My body responds to my thoughts.
3. Everything I eat nourishes my body.
4. I love to exercise.
5. I am physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually balanced and healthy.
6. I love and approve myself.
7. Every day, I feel stronger and healthier.
8. I am choosing progress over perfection.
9. I am responsible for my health.
10. I live a healthy lifestyle