“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie
It’s interesting how things change over time including our body. I grew up having to eat extra calories to gain weight. Nylons sagged on my skinny legs. I could eat stacks of banana pancakes for breakfast and sundaes before bed. Now, I understand what it means to have to watch what I eat. Tired of feeling bloated and heavy after a sleepless night with stomach pain, I needed some new goals.
Eat smaller meals, chew slowly, savor each bite, drink water frequently, enjoy benefits of green tea, exercise more, wine in moderation. I started with a mild diet. I noticed a difference immediately feeling lighter. The next day I dropped two pounds. The sadness hanging over me lately from my sister, Missy’s illness lifted. I felt light hearted for the first time in a while. I thought, it feels good to feel good.
After an invigorating Pilates session, my mood was evident. I chatted with another instructor whose name interestingly is also Missy. Noticing my cheerfulness she said, “Wow – Everyone is happy today.”
Do something to lighten your load today and make you feel good.