I have been thinking about this post all week! I read and re-read an incredible talk Elder Oaks gave during the last general conference about DESIRE. He says, "I hope each of us will search our hearts to determine what we really desire and how we rank our most important desires. Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.The desires we act on determine our changing, our achieving, and our becoming." He talks about how sometimes we override a desire with other desires that we think are more important.
Billy Blanks says, "As soon as you make those muscles do something they don't want to do, they're going to change." Sometimes, to achieve our most important desires, we have to do things we don't want to do, we might have to give up some of our desires. When we do this, we begin to see change. For example, we might have to give up 30 minutes of sleep, for 30 minutes of exercise. OR 30 minutes of a favorite T.V show, for 30 minutes of sleep.
So this talk has dictated my week. All week I have asked myself what I really desire and I have tried to act accordingly. I don't know what it will mean for all of you, but I hope it at least helps you feel that DESIRE TO EXERCISE this week!! :) If you want to read the talk for yourself, you can pick up your May Ensign, or find it here.
You are all amazing women doing amazing things! As always, I'm glad you're doing this with me and motivating me always! Have a happy Fourth of July!!!
Good job to Laura and Amber... This is weird to tell yourself congratulations, but it is either I do it, or Laura tells herself congrats, and this is my week... So YEAH!!!!! We made it to the goal and so let's just keep on going! One more thing... NAMASTE
We are moving right along and feeling strong! You ladies are doing good things for yourself, which allows you to then do good for others! Don't forget that...
I went to a great combined Relief Society meeting with the Coolidge wards(some of you were there) and the speaker gave some great insight. She said that we run on a 6 Cylinder Living module. They are; Brain, Emotions, Choices, Body, Senses, and Spirit. We need to be aware of all these and take care of each cylinder so that we may "run" effectively. Make sure to take time for you, don't feel guilty...If we are trying to balance our lives and keep a proper perspective than we will function better in our lives. It is hard and it takes effort, but we are promised that it will be worth it in the end.
Let's help each other reach our goals and have fun doing it!
I found a great article with some good ideas. Of course you are all already trying to make a habit because you joined FIT GIRLS! :) But if you still need a little boost, or you're starting to wear down a little, here are some gooood tips!
"It’s okay, you can finally admit it. It’s been two months since you’ve seen the inside of the gym. Getting sick, family crisis, overtime at work and school papers that needed to get finished all kept you from exercising. Now, the question is: how do you start again?..."
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I get a great newsletter fromlivestrong.com. The latest one had articles about body confidence... maybe because it's swimsuit season?! :p You can read these articles and find lots of other great resources here.
During our process of getting fit and healthy, I am sure we want our families to join us! I am always aware that I am responsible to teach my kids to eat right, exercise, and take care of their bodies.
We have been given these amazing bodies and we are entrusted to do good things with them. I hope you include your kids and husbands in this journey, and make it a family affair!!
I found this website and started browsing, some awesome stuff here! I hope you can find something beneficial to help your family!