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So this week as I continue to Water My Body, I’ve been asked to share with my readers who or what inspires me to live a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve been thinking about it all week, and I think that the answer to that question is me. I’m who inspires myself to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes I’m motivated by fitness guru’s like Jillian Michaels or super fit celebrities like Kelly Ripa… but ultimately these people do not serve as any real type of inspiration.
When I make good decisions like eat in small amounts from a variety of foods, be sure to stay hydrated, and get plenty of physical activity each day – I’m not doing it for Jillian Michaels, or my family and friends, or the future Mr. Waspy Redhead (should he exist) – I’m doing it for me. And when I make these good choices, I’m the one I’m proud of – not some nutrition advisor or health cszar. I’ll freely admit that sometimes I’m not the best about making good decisions, and I recognize that when I fall off the wagon that I have no one to blame but myself and also that I’m the only source of inspiration that can help get me back on track.
This is not to say that I don’t have a wonderful support network in place to help me stay motivated. I have a walking buddy who has similar goals, I have loving family and friends who want me to be my happiest healthiest self, and I have a great community of bloggers who also are working on living a healthy lifestyle. Ultimately I feel like though we’re all in this together, its up to me to figure this out a healthy lifestyle for myself.
How about you dear readers? Do you feel like me that you are your own best inspiration? Or do you have a role model or mentor that you look to for guidance with a healthy lifestyle? I would love to hear about it – so tell me more about your inspiration in a comment on this post. And because Crystal Light, BlogHer and I love ya so much – you will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you do! Official rules.
Be sure to check out my other posts in the Water Your Body series for fun tips on staying hydrated and tackling stress. While you’re at it, you can visit these other bloggers who are using Crystal Light to water their bodies and leave comments on their posts for additional chances to win.