Attitude of Gratitude!

As we start out 2020 we have discussed setting Goals. One of the biggest things for me is to have an Attitude of Gratitude!!!!

Did you know you are what you think? But to get to where you want to go, you first have to be grateful for what you already have. In relationship to health, you must first be thankful for the current health you have. This allows you to then see where it is you want to go.

Do you want to lose 25 lbs or 100 lbs. First be grateful for where you are right now and say “Thank You”. Then see in your mind or pull out a picture of where you were 20 years ago weight wise and pin it to your mirror so you see it everyday. Then after you say “Thank You” for where you are today, look at the picture of where you want to be and believe that you will get there.

I believe that I am the perfect weight. That takes all the negative connotations out of the picture. I don’t weigh my perfect weight yet, but I can see myself there. Also who is it that says what your perfect weight is? It makes life a lot easier when you aren’t constantly kicking yourself for what you ate!

That is why this is a LIFESTYLE not a Diet! So be thankful for where you are and then see and believe where you want to get to. I do a keto lifestyle to help me get there. I add exogenous ketones to my daily intake as a supplementation so I don’t ever stress about what I eat. Life is too short to always be looking at things in the negative.

You are what you think!

Thankful

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been doing work on self development on myself. One of the most important things I have figured out is that even though most of my life I have been thankful for things, I really haven’t been as thankful or grateful as I should be.

Most of our lives we are so busy just living life and getting through our day to day that we don’t stop to smell the roses! The roses in this case are the little things that we have in our lives.

Are you grateful for the little things in your life?

Little things like the roof over your head? a running vehicle? electricity in your house? indoor plumbing? air conditioning? a sofa to sit on? These are all things that I think we all take for granted. But we need to be thankful for where we are in life and then as we plan our goals and where we want to be we have to be thankful for where we are going.

Maybe it is a certain weight goal, or a certain financial goal. You have to see where you are now and then where you are headed. If we have a grateful attitude it makes life easier, because when issues pop up called life – we can stop and say thanks for the positives and the current things we have.

Like when LIFE happens – a few weeks ago in the heat of August, my air conditioning went out in my house. So I live in the south and August temps outside for the most part are in the high 90s. Luckily I was out of town for about 3 of the nights that the air was out, but I still had 3 nights without air. The day my air was fixed I was so thankful. It made me ask how people lived in the south in the olden days without air conditioning. We are so spoiled.

What do you have in your life that makes you feel spoiled? Ask your grand parents or your great grand parents what it was like to go to the bathroom in an outhouse? or take a bath in a wash tub? or do laundry the old fashioned way with a wash board? Or no electric lights and no tv or cell phones?

We all need to be much more thankful and grateful for what we have in life.

Be thankful and enjoy your week. Til next week – Be Awesome and Grateful!