Hope is defined as an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life. When we set goals, we adopt an optimistic attitude that we will succeed; we have hope that we can reach our goals. Unfortunately, we don’t succeed, we lose hope and give up. This is very true when it comes to dieting and exercising.
Your health should be a priority in your life. People rarely appreciate their health until it’s gone. If you have always been somewhat healthy with few problems, it’s easy to take your health for granite. Treasure your healthy body and treat it with care. Eat a healthy diet and exercise at least six days a week.
If you are looking for inspiration, sometimes you need only look around you. Women, in particular, can find the inspiration to exercise by looking at their family and realizing how important their life is. If you are a mother, you have a responsibility to protect your own health so that you can care for your children.
Remember, exercise can be walking, jogging, riding a bike or playing a game of tennis or volleyball. These activities are good for your heart and will increase your stamina and circulation as well as burning calories. Be sure to include resistance exercises to keep your muscles strong and toned. These exercises done on rotating days will give you the most beneficial workout. It only takes 30 minutes a day, but once you get started it’s easy to keep on going for a bit longer.
A hopeful attitude combined with a healthy body and mind is the recipe for happiness. Imagine waking up each morning, bursting with excitement, energy and joy for the new day. Developing a positive mindset will transform your life, your health and renew the joy and passion for life.
Live each day to the fullest. Take advantage and be grateful for what you have and concentrate less on what you don’t. Set goals and work towards them, but never forget how far you have come. Give your body the love and appreciation it deserves, speaking positive words that build you up rather than tear you apart. The time and love you devote to your body will not be wasted. This investment will give you a return of health and happiness that can last a lifetime.