A Couple Steps To Happiness

Happiness is one of the best feelings on earth! We watch movies that make us laugh, and we surround ourselves with people who make us feel alive because we crave happiness. That deep belly laugh, the tears from laughing so hard, the pain in your cheeks from smiling so big, the hop in your step, the sparkle in your eyes… all of the things that overcome you because of pure joy.  How do we keep that feeling though? How do we keep it from escaping when the movie ends, or the company leaves?

Be Yourself
– Think about it- you are with yourself from the moment your heart starts beating to the second it stops so be who you want to be and not who other people say you are. Growing up I would flip my middle finger to almost anyone who passed judgment, but then there were some people that I let define me. I let their two cents get to me without even realizing it most of the time. They said I was a certain way because that’s how they saw me in their eyes and I assumed they were right and assuming that was ignorant on my part. No one knows you better than you know yourself so stop letting people tell you who you are or how you should be and start listening to yourself and do what makes YOU happy!

Honestly, whether you like yoga or weights, who cares. Whether you’re vegan or eat meat at every meal, who cares. If it’s healthy and it makes you happy then let people judge away.

Get your mind right
– Your mind is a powerful tool. I know, so cheesy. Seriously though, feed it with the positive thoughts for awhile, and you’ll see. Be thankful for what you have. Find the positive in what surrounds you. Show kindness to people, even when they don’t deserve it and love without fear (yup, these are hard, but you can do it). Wake up and be happy you’re alive! Tell yourself you are special because you are. Tell yourself that you are loved because I ensure you that you are. Remind yourself that you are strong, beautiful, fun, smart, creative, a good parent, significant other… whatever positive qualities you can think of, feed your mind with them. 💜

It doesn’t come easy. It takes time and work to become someone that you enjoy, but I promise it’s worth the effort. You are worth the effort.

Amanda

 

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Knowledge is Power

It is no secret of mine that I enjoy a good book, and luckily that is a trait that my daughter seems to have too – proud Momma! Knowledge is power, and if you’re trying to get healthy and want to be successful then baby pick up a book! Below I am listing out 3 of my favorite books that involve health.

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Do Yourself A Favor and Take A Breather…

Health is so much more than physical activity. It’s being in a healthy state of mind as well. Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that when someone told you that you were acting crazy, you stopped and thought, “maybe I am.”? That’s not healthy, that’s not a good feeling, it’s a feeling I’m all too familiar with, and I think you’re familiar with it too.

Most women have a tendency of feeling like they have to do it all and they have to do it perfectly. We take on too much; we do so much for our loved ones (friends, family, spouse, and children) that we forget to take time for ourselves. When the fact that we’re getting a little overwhelmed shows we get, I love you, you’re the best and thank you’s in return.

Hahaha!! Yeah right.

No, we get, “you’re acting crazy.”

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3 Ways To Staying Motivated

 

I used to wonder how they did it. You know, the girls that worked out every day, worked a full-time job, had a social life and some even taking care of a family. Yeah, I wondered, do they sleep? Well now I get it and I want to share with you the 3 ways to staying motivated.

1. Your Mind

2. Inspiration

3. Accountability

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Why is everything so complicated

No carbs. No fat. No … just stop it! Why is everything so complicated?

I mean really? Have you ever looked into the history of “diets”? I have. It’s nonsense.

Cameron Diaz explains a few of the diet and weight loss crazes in her book, The Body Book: the law of hunger, the science of strength and other ways to love your amazing body. I’ll break it down for you a little…

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