What makes your heart happy?

What are some things that make your heart happy? What sparks joy in you? What brings value into your life?

do more of what makes you happyThese are some questions I have been asking myself lately as I try to find what I am truly passionate about. We all have had our moments of feeling down and depression, wondering if what we are currently doing with our lives is really what we love to do, or if we’re just simply used to it, or doing it for others. 

But you have to ask yourself, how do you want to live your life? What are some things that you love doing and could do for the rest of your life? Do you spend too much time doing things you don’t want to do with people you don’t like?

Spread loveStop pretending to like things that you don’t, this will help you to have more time, energy and money for the things that you actually enjoy. Stop trying to do things to make others happy, stop trying to be someone you’re not to make them like you. You deserve to feel free to be yourself and live your best life.

Here are just a few of the things that bring value to my life, things that I find to be valuable. And you’ll continue to discover more things as you continue to learn more about yourself.

  • Being kind to others
  • Spending time with my family
  • Spending time with friends
  • Taking nature walks
  • Working out and feeling strong
  • Being myself, and being authentic about it
  • Stimulating my brain
  • Helping other people
  • Taking care of my physical, mental and emotional needs
  • Pursuing creative hobbies

What are some things that add value to your life? Do you enjoy reading? Writing? Cooking? Watching your favorite show? Photography? Drawing?

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Be the best version of yourself.

Becoming the best version of yourself is more than just reaching a health goal, it’s accepting and loving yourself at every stage, the high, middle and lows while working towards it.

One of the biggest mistakes we make while trying to do that is having other people as our “goal”. I use to be one of those who would always have a fitness model as my goal, but then when I didn’t even look close to them, I would find myself feeling disappointed and would give up. This made me realize that I should only set becoming my best self as my goal.

Becoming your strongest, healthiest, and happiest self should be your only goal. And for this you’ll need to accept and love yourself, at whatever stage you are at. 

If you set your goal to be like someone else, you will always be disappointed. Everyone is unique in their own way, therefore you will never have the same exact body as someone else, unless you get surgery, and that still might not work.

You are beautiful just the way you are, and working on becoming your best self will just make you even more beautiful. You will be able to see your progress and the growth you’ve made.  

Use others to motivate you, learn from the things they have done to get to where they are at, and adjust it to your own lifestyle. But never copy exactly what they do. What works for someone might not work for you. This goes with everything in life.

IMG_7911.jpgFocus on yourself and don’t spend any more energy on obsessing over other people’s body or lifestyle. Use that energy to build yourself up.

One of the things you have to do in order to start working on becoming the best version of yourself is changing your mindset. You have to be patient and understand that everyone has their own journey. You will go through struggles, will need lots of discipline and dedication, you’ll need to let go of any unhealthy habits or people who are holding you back, but one thing you can’t do is give up on yourself.

You deserve to reach whatever goals you set for yourself. You deserve to be the healthiest, strongest, and happiest person you’ve ever met. It won’t be easy, but it is soooo worth it.

If you need help getting started on a program to help you stay healthy during the Holidays, or to start the new year coming, visit my Contact page and send me your goals. Plus, don’t forget to Join My Mailing List to get your FREE PDF on a few extra Tips, and receive any updates on more free goodies and new products coming.Let’s do this together!

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One of the main reasons why you are in this planet is to improve, evolve, grow and become the best version of yourself there is. So now my question to you is, what will you do to become the best version of yourself?

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Tips to spend a Healthier & Happier December

Ok guys. It is December 1st. We have officially entered the last month of the year. Holiday seasons has already started a few weeks ago, and staying strong during these days is a real test of your strength. Hope you behaved during Thanksgiving.

Healthier decemberI love December, because it is all about being cozy, decorating, time with family, love, and lots of FOOD. I LOVE eating!! 😂  I am Dominican so the food that we eat during the Holidays is just crazy delicious, but I won’t mention them so you don’t get hungry while reading.

Anywayyssss…. I am here to tell you that it is possible to make your December a bit healthier. Don’t worry, you won’t be skipping any of the amazing goodies. Also, some things to help you spend a happier Holiday Season with your family. I am all about Family, spending time with them, sharing memories, and what better time than the Holidays for that.

Here are a few tips:

  • Walk outside. Specially if you live in a state where you’re able to see all seasons, so you can enjoy the scenery. Unfortunately I live in Florida, so we don’t get to enjoy the pretty Holiday views, but we still have good weather to go out for a run. But if it’s too cold, just go for a quick walk around your neighborhood, through the park, take the kids, or walk your dog more often. It’s normal to lose some motivation to workout during the holidays, so this will give you peace, energy and a good quick workout.walk
  • Play some board games with the family. This is a great way to spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you don’t already, make it part of your Holiday tradition. This will have such a positive effect on your well-being. Board games
  • Snack on heathy foods often so that you don’t indulge in all the sweets. Of course, do not deny yourself the pleasure of Christmas treats, but snacking on healthy options often during the day will help you control those cravings. But have the cookie, it won’t hurt you. Having a treat in moderation is part of your healthy living.
  • Practice some meditation or yoga. We all know that this time of year can get a little stressful because of all the presents you need to buy, the cooking, people visiting, etc. So calm your mind with a little meditation, some yoga, read a book, anything that will help you take some time to sit and relax. Meditation
  • Squeeze in a short intense workout. Like I mentioned earlier, it is normal to lose motivation to go to the gym around this time, therefore doing a quick at home workout that doesn’t require much equipment will help tons. The short duration makes it easier to squeeze it in anywhere during your day.
  • Bake cookies with the family. You can start looking for healthier recipes starting now, so that you can spend some time with the family making these cookies. This is another great way to have fresh cookies, instead of store-bought, and to also spend quality time with your loved ones. Snacks
  • Lastly, but definitely the most important one, pray that you’ll get through it. You won’t believe the power there is in prayer. Share with God your fears, anxieties, and what you have planned each day, allow Him in and accept His peace.

Remember the reason for the season. Being around your loved ones. Focus on the people you love, spending as much time with them as possible.

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This is the best season of the year and you’re alive, so enjoy it! Remember how blessed you are!

Also, if you need help getting started on a program to help you stay healthy during the Holidays, or to start the new year coming, visit my Contact page and send me your goals. Plus, don’t forget to Join My Mailing List to get your FREE PDF on a few extra Tips, and receive any updates on more free goodies and new products coming.Let’s do this together!

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So, what are some ways you get through your December? What are some of your tips? Let me know in the comments!