Aftermath

This past week was a very scary one for me and my family along with hundreds of thousands of Floridians.  Hurricane Irma made it’s way over to our state and caused major disruption in our lives.  Even though my husband prepared our house and the gym as much as he possibly can for a major hurricane, the fear of the unknown drove me to evacuate myself and the kids to GA until if was over.  Amazingly, Irma took a turn around our lucky town and the eye wall of the storm (strongest part of the hurricane) avoided us entirely.  Talk about the power of prayer!

When things like this happen, it puts so many parts of our lives in perspective.  What we do when survival mode kicks in determines our priorities.  There are 3 different types of people in life.

1. Those that take preparation when provided with the right tools who will do everything in their power to make the outcome the best as possible.

2. There are those who wait until the last minute and scramble to get things together, but most of the time fall short due to lost time.

3.  And there are those that will do nothing, sit back and risk everything and chose to just deal with the aftermath when it comes.

Which one are you?  Which one do you think will have the best outcome?  We can’t guarantee each will, but your chances are a lot greater with #1.  Are you doing something everyday to prepare your best future?  This can be applied to your finances and physical health. Don’t wait until it is too late and you are scrambling to save yourself.  Take action and know that every choice you make will lead to an outcome.  It’s up to you what outcome you want to have.

Do you love it?

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This blog message is absolutely inspired by my pastors Easter message yesterday.  He talked about how we need to love God first and everything else will fall into place.  Everything we do in life is driven by love.  “You are what you love.”  We only focus our attention on the things we really enjoy when it comes down to it.  Passion drives us and if we follow our passions we end up accomplishing those things we keep focused on.  This relates so well to our goals with our health.

Do you have a passion for exercise?  If you are on and off, you most likely have not found a love for it.  You will never truly be consistent until you find that love.  For me, the love is solely based on how I feel after my workouts.  I feel so good about myself when I workout.  I know I have done something right and in order to maintain the fitness level I have achieved, I have to keep moving.  I also love to motivate others to exercise as well.  This takes being an example.

Not everyone enjoys biking, running, weight lifting, or zumba.  The reason there are so many types of workouts is that everyone has a unique drive.  What do you like to do?  We all know that exercise is good for us, so it is up to you to find something that you enjoy and stick with it.

Happy Monday! ~Carrie