How do I give myself more motivation?
I live with my husband, our 2 kids and my in-laws. I want to eat healthy but I have no support from my husband or my in laws they buy unhealthy things (chips, coke, bread, etc.). My kids of course have no fault in their unhealthiness. I will admit I don't eat healthy because of this. I tell my husband I want to walk at the park but he just tells me I'm tired. I understand for the reason being he works in the oilfield. I just need motivation HELP please desperate.T728m611 by:
Wow, I commend you for even having the motivation to start on this course! What a wonderful, resilient spirit you must have. It also sounds like you really love your family. Know that you undertaking a program for your personal health isn't selfish, it's actually going to benefit everyone around you. By eating healthy you are going to set a great example for your kids that will make them appreciate the value of healthy foods more. Maybe go on that walk alone at an earlier point in the day and use it as a time to meditate for yourself- you can go on a nice long walk or even just a short lap. If you want some cardio exercise, take bigger, faster steps or if you want more relaxing meditation, you can repeat a mantra such as "peace begins with me". If your family is ever around on a weekend, take them somewhere with fun physical activity, or even take someone grocery shopping with you and explain your food choices to them. But most of all know that this is one of the best things you can do for yourself and others. You've been granted a tremendous opportunity to practice patience and dedication. They say it takes 40 days to make something a habit, so take heart: If you can make simple changes for 40 days, you'll become the health superhero of your family! My thoughts are with you.
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