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There are 2,678,400 seconds in August

There are 2,678,400 seconds in August.  I challenge you to make each one count.

August is here!  The sun is still out, the days are still long, and the beach will always be there waiting for you.  I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone by.  It seems like just yesterday I was trying to get my clients pumped up about “bikini season” and now it feels like the “holiday season” is just around the corner.

For August, I would like for you to make the most of the rest of the summer season, the month of August, and even this precious day.   I want to share with you something personal–A family member of mine just recently passed away and our family is still dealing with the grief and the loss, which is particularly more difficult because this person died way too young.  There is no way to make sense as to why some of us are here on this Earth for awhile and others are gone too soon.   We can do our best to be healthy.  We can eat right and exercise yet still there is the certainty that all of our time here will eventually come to an end.

I don’t mean this to be depressing.  I want to share this with you as a reminder that if our time here is limited, then it is in our best interest to make every moment count.  There are so many things in this life to enjoy and experience.  I think too often we are waiting for that next day off work or next vacation or next whatever instead of being able to appreciate the moment we are in at that very moment.   Every moment can be wonderful.  Each day can be an opportunity to laugh, to love, to live.

This month, as you continue with your fitness, don’t just focus on the end goal; consider how you can enjoy “the process of getting fit”.  Don’t just eat the apple–savor its sweetness and the nourishment it gives you.  Don’t just go for a walk–have gratitude for having two legs and look around at the beauty of nature.   Stay conscious of the way your body moves.  Take in a breath.  On the inhale, say to yourself, “I am grateful” and every time you exhale say something you are grateful for.  I promise it will be the best exercise you do all month.

Namaste, my friends

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