Monday, June 25, 2012

The Power of Positivity

Recently I was walking around Boston with my brother, talking about one of my favorite courses I took at college: stress management. I remember saying that I learned more in that class than any other class I took, even with out writing notes (our professor instructed us not to). She put so much passion, enthusiasm, and excitement into what she taught. I gave 110% of my concentration, and absorbed as much information as I could like a sponge. This was just one of those classes where everyone always showed up.

I recently connected with this professor, and I remember reading the email I received back from her. I read it with a huge smile on my face, reading the words as if she was speaking them right next to me. Just from that one email, I had an extremely productive day. I got the most done in that day that I had in a while, and her positive impact helped fuel me through many failures that day. She allowed me to not give up and just keep going, just from one email.

So how does this relate to losing weight?

Weight loss is a journey, and you can choose to make it enjoyable, or dreadful. Having positive people in your life while not only trying to lose weight, but any ambitious goal, can, and will make the journey that much better. Think of someone positive in your life. It could be a professor, coach, personal trainer, friend, significant other, parent, sibling, relative, etc. Not only can they create positive energy for you, they can help you out when you need it the most. Someone to help you stay on track of your nutrition plan. Someone to motivate and push you through those difficult workouts. Someone who creates so much value for you, that they literally change your life for the better.

This post is dedicated to my professor Diane from that stress management class. I learned so much from her, and she provided so much value for my life.

Find those positive people in your life, and make your weight loss or fitness goals that much better. Keep that smile on your face and you will be destined to reach your ambitious fitness goals.


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