by | Apr 21, 2014 | 16 comments

As many of you know, yesterday was Easter, a holiday which is often associated with a period of renewal.  Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, spring is the perfect time to renew your focus on health.  (My Spring Reset group, by the way, is absolutely rocking it – I’m so proud of their focus and dedication!  Updates to come soon :)) motivation monday

So for Motivation Monday today, what can you do to renew your focus on your health?  Maybe it means taking a break during the work day to walk outside for 15 minutes.  Maybe it means replacing your afternoon vending machine run with a simple apple and a handful of nuts.  Maybe it means hitting that exercise class after all.  Maybe it just means giving yourself a break, breathing, and recognizing that you’re doing the very best you can.  Whatever it means for you, renew your focus on your health today.  Make it a great one! renewal(picture source)

So tell me in the comments … What can you do today to renew your focus on your health?

16 Comments

  1. Jessie

    It’s not so much renewing my focus on health – but or less continue inspiring others that it’s OK to have slip ups. Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t based soley on exercise, and what you eat. People need to see that other primary foods are just as important; relationships, finances, spirtuality, career, etc… Basically, not only do I want to make a diference in my life, but I wan to make a differnece for the world <3
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    • Megan Lyons

      I’m so glad you’re out there inspiring people that it’s OK to have slip ups, Jessie! I couldn’t agree more – primary foods are HUGELY important and so often overlooked. Keep up the good work – you ARE making a difference!

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    • Megan Lyons

      Way to go, Deborah! Yes, it’s almost impossible to do without planning, but it gets easier over time! Good luck!

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  2. Lauren

    Love that image & quote! I’ve been focusing on getting up earlier to get in a morning walk/run. The springtime is perfect for getting moving right in the morning since the sun is out early again, and it starts my day off focused on health.
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    • Megan Lyons

      Great idea, Lauren! I’ve been slacking a bit on the morning workouts lately, since I often have the flexibility to workout later in the day, but I do love the way I feel when I work out in the morning (and I don’t think my habit of rolling straight from bed to glue myself the computer within 2 minutes is the healthiest!)

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  3. Becky@TheSavedRunner

    Today I can focus on letting my hamstring totally heal so that when I start running again I can give it 110%! I am really missing being able to run, and I am so tempted to just go give it a try. But I know I know my hamstring isn’t completely healed. So instead of focusing on the fact that I can’t run, I need to focus on the fact that I can still cross train and do strength workouts to keep improving myself.
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    • Megan Lyons

      Good for you for focusing on the positive, Becky! You won’t regret it when you come back healthy!!!

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  4. Meghan

    Does starting yesterday count? I started running again yesterday and it felt so good that I promised myself to take better care and make sure to run at least 4 times a week. I just feel better when I do.
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    • Megan Lyons

      Starting yesterday ALWAYS counts, Meghan! Good for you for getting back into the workout mode! Just be careful as you come back – going from zero to four times per week seems like a lot, so listen to your body!

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  5. Michael Anderson

    Great post – and as I say today, it really doesn’t matter where the motivation comes from! So long as you move.

    For me, one of the easy ones is to park at the far end of the lot, and when I travel to the research center I park at the top level of the garage and do the four sets of stairs up and down.

    The other one would be ‘one thing’ – pick one item in your diet you want to change, and make that change. Snack right before starting to cook dinner? Stop for the week. 10PM sandwich or ice cream? Give it up or substitute an apple. Little things!
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    • Megan Lyons

      Love the little things approach! I only give my clients a few little things to work on each week. They often look at me like “are you crazy? You JUST want me to drink more water this week?” but it really does add up!

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  6. Ree

    My focus is on my golf game. No, it’s not the most physically challenging sport, but mentally it can be excruciating! One bad shot can lead to a spiral of self doubt, and hate for a sport that I wanted to learn for fun. My goal is to keep a positive attitude, regardless of my game that day. And to enjoy the time spent outdoors on our beautiful island!
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    • Megan Lyons

      Such a good point, Ree. I think this is the reason I’m not a golfer :). I’m too hard on myself, and not very good at golf, which is a rough combination! Glad you’re enjoying spending time outdoors and keeping it positive!

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  7. Christine @ Gotta Eat Green

    Ah this post is so perfect for me today. I have been so busy with work lately that everything else just took the back burner. This week I am getting back into my meal prepping, scheduled workouts, and hopefully more blog posts!
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    • Megan Lyons

      Just do what you can, Christine – no need to be perfect and fit in everything. We all have those busy periods, so give yourself grace to just do your best!

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