The holiday season is in full swing. While family time always has its ups and downs, it’s been fun to be together in one place again. I thought I’d take a few moments away from the festivities to send you some of my thoughts inspired by the holiday season.
Before doing anything else, I wanted to express how thankful I am for my audience and people like you who watch my show. I’m incredibly fortunate to do what I do. Without loyal viewers, I wouldn’t have a show and I wouldn’t be able to spread the word of good health as broadly as I do. I care deeply about your health and I’m so grateful that so many have allowed me to help them on their journey to good health. Thank you for your support.
I also wanted to express my gratitude for all of the staff members who support me on the show. You rarely see them on TV or in magazines, but there are many people working behind the scenes to help produce the show and make the content you see on our incredible website. They work tirelessly to make sure you have the most up to date information about your health and they do a great job.
One of my favorite parts of the show is getting to meet some of the most inspiring, everyday people our country has to offer. While I love having celebrities on my show who are doing amazing things for their health, it’s easy to forget that there are many people undertaking in personal transformations without much fanfare.
I bring these people on the show because I think their stories are one of the best ways to motivate others to make change. They show us how much is possible if you just decide to make change for good. Their achievements span amazing weight loss to facing incredible adversity to astonishing acts of service and everything in between. If you’ve been inspired by someone you think is incredible, celebrate their efforts and use them to motivate your own life changes. If they can do it, so can you.
As the year starts to draw to a close, we stop to reflect on both what has happened over the year and look forward to what the coming year is like. When reflecting on the past, don’t be discouraged by what you had wanted to do but didn’t achieve. You can’t change the past, but you can change the future.
As an example, let’s say you aimed to lose 20 pounds last year, but only lost 10. Let me tell you, losing 10 pounds is a big deal and improves your health. But it wasn’t the 20 pounds that you wanted. In thinking back, you can ask, what could I have done better to get closer to that goal? Use what you discover to make a better plan for this coming year.
I’ll have plenty more on making New Year’s resolutions as we get closer to the date, but I want you to get thinking about what you might like to achieve in 2015 and what lessons you might have learned from 2014.
Wherever you are and whoever you spend the holidays with, make sure you keep yourself healthy. When I say healthy, I mean healthy in its many meanings: physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual. Spend time with close friends, do something that makes you laugh, take some time to meditate, and get outside to enjoy the outdoors, even if it’s a little cold.
These things rejuvenate you and help you to return to work in the New Year feeling refreshed and ready for anything. We often forget that the many facets of our personal health make up much of the foundation of our life. If you start with taking care of your health, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.
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