Fitness: What Matters is Now, by Sandra O’Brien

Today, I invite you to make a conscious decision to improve your overall health, release negative mind patterns, improve the quality of food you eat, and/or decide to be more consistent in showing up to work out.

There are many avenues to do this. Here are a few ideas to improve overall health:

  1. Stop eating fast food.
  2. Make and eat more meals at home.
  3. Drink more water.
  4. Reduce your sugar intake.
  5. Eat more veggies, and alkaline foods.
  6. Start a daily meditation practise. Breathe deeper with purpose.
  7. Start hanging around positive and uplifting people who share your goals and outlooks.
  8. Commit to working out a minimum of four days per week. Do anything that gets your heart pumping and your body to sweat.
  9. Laugh at yourself more. Life is not meant to be so serious.
  10. Notice thoughts that make you feel anything but good. Don’t make them right or wrong. Just witness. And then make a choice to think better thoughts. Thoughts that allow you to feel lighter, calmer, happier. You don’t need to fix anything right now. The work is in feeling happier, no matter what is happening around you. If you want more crap to show up in your life, continue to put out stressful, fearful energy.
  11. Start being easier on yourself. You are a work in progress. You never arrive. It is a journey. Enjoy the ups and downs of the ride.
  12. Always have your workout clothes with you. That way, if you are running late or an opportunity appears that you didn’t plan on, you have no excuse not to get sweating. This will add up over a lifetime.
  13. Spend at least five minutes daily reading books or watching videos that make you feel good. One of my favorites is watching Abraham Hicks videos. You can find a ton of them on YouTube.

Whatever you have done, or haven’t done, up to now, doesn’t matter. What matters is your desire to make changes going forward as of now. No matter how many times you have missed a workout, eaten poorly or had an emotional breakdown, right now, you can choose to do better, and make more focused decisions that support your overall goals. It is as simple as that. The natural consequence of not being focused, or not committing to moving forward, will keep you stuck exactly where you are. I invite you to expand. Drop your fears, your doubts and move forward bravely, courageously into new territory! You have got this.

Sandra-photoSandra O’Brien is mother to the world’s three most fabulous children. She is also a Law of Attraction Life Coach, Personal Trainer, yoga instructor, published author and Reiki healer. Her work has been featured on CityLine Television, and The Toronto Star. She is owner of Muskoka Hot Yoga, and Muskoka Goddess, offering hot yoga, tabata bootcamps, personal training and coaching. She created the Goddess Creation system, a female fitness program to blowtorch body fat, sculpt sexy lean muscle and empower women everywhere to be the best version of themselves, inside and out. She enjoys dancing, reading, hiking in the forest, and meditation. For more information on Sandra, please visit