The Gift of Choice

The Gift of Choice

If someone offered you the ability to choose any life you wanted….what would that look like to you?
 
Money and nice cars aside, what would a great life actually LOOK like to you? 
 
How would you feel? Would you be happy everyday? Would you love yourself more? Would you be a better person to your loved ones? Would you feel rested, young, fit and balanced?
 
No one wants to feel tired, anxious, no energy or have low self esteem…yet I constantly see, “INSERT FAST FOOD RESTAURANT NAME HERE”, bags lying on the ground in every public parking lot, floating along the side of the road or tucked away in the office garbage bin.
 
 
Why?
 
 
I’ve asked friends and clients this exact same question over the years and I always get the same answer: ‘I was hungry and it was easy’ or ‘I don’t know what to eat’. 
 
(That last one always kills me….)
 
This makes me so sad because I know there are so many other beautiful options that are just as fast as the ‘fast food’ purchased, yet the common solution is to succumb to mass marketing or to indulge in something you’re going to hate yourself for later.  
 
It’s a vicious cycle and we are only hurting ourselves. 
 
 
Why?
 
 
No one wants to be injured, in pain or think of themselves negatively (especially as we age), yet I know people will literally sit around and do….nothing….
 
Why? What is it that I’m missing?

We’re 100% accountable for every decision we make, every second of the day, every day of our lives.
 
And the most incredible gift we’ve been given as humans = is the pure freedom of choice.
 
Did you know: we have the power to control everything we put into our bodies, what exercises we want to do (or not do…pushups I’m looking at you), if we want to sit on the couch or go for a walk in the mountains, if we want to put a screen in front of our kids or go in the backyard and play monster trucks with them in the mud?
 
We can literally choose and control almost every facet our lives.
 
We’ve all had this stunning gift of choice placed into our very own hands.
 
When I stop to really think about it, I get so excited. How am I going to CHOOSE to treat myself today?
 
How am I going to CHOOSE to talk to myself?
 
During my workout this afternoon, I chose to add on more weight to my bicep curls because I was feeling strong and I knew it was time to challenge myself, I chose to bring a bag full of awesome whole foods to make sure I was fuelling my muscles every 2-3 hours, I chose to drink 3L of water and I chose to smile because I am in control of my own happiness.
 
You are in control of your health, your fitness, your wellness and your performance each day.
 
And if you find you need a little extra motivation or a reason to smile, come on by and let’s talk about it. I’m a great listener.
 
I’d also love to know what life you’ve chosen for yourself and be a part of your journey to get there. 
 
 
 
 
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