When I don't feel like going to the gym. I remind myself that my kids are looking to me as a Role Model and if I want them to be happy and healthy and have a good foundation in regards to exerciese and eating right then I have to show them how it's done
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You don't need to B just a role model in your exercise and eating habits. B a role model in other things too. When you run into a profound, life-changing experience, B forgiving. When possible, B a positive role model for your young children. They may need to have it pointed out to them, but maybe
not. When someone compliments you, graciously accept. You'll feel better & so will they. When you do something for someone in need, don't make a big deal of it to show others how "good" you are. Your goodness will shine through. B humble. The happier you are, the easier you will lose weight.
Remember the positive role models that your grew up with. Even if most of the people in your life growing up were not taking care of themselves, if there was even one person who modeled a positive, healthy way to live, then you had a role model. Cherish those memories and the power that they give you now in your own health journey.
For myself, it was my father, who was always a disciplined exerciser and weight maintainer. There were teachers who were obviously in-shape because they took the time to exercise... later, my father-in-law was a great example a senior citizen making exercise a central part of his daily life.
Whenever I start getting down, I remind myself that life is too short to be angry, depressed and a gloomy gus. God just gave us so much time on this earth that we really need to spread His love as much as possible. I don't like to preach at people but I try my best to be a positive role model. Enjoy each day you have been given for you never know when it could be your last--life is too short!
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