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Motivational Monday- My Mom Motivates Me

Motivational Monday- My Mom Motivates Me

| BY Jennifer

Greetings my MAD COOL FITNESS CREW and Happy Monday!
It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. Lots going on. More on that later.

Today I want to talk about the real reason why we want to be healthy. Sure we want to look good, we want to feel good, we want the validation of what the scale says, we want the validation of our friends saying we look good, we especially want our personal sense of accomplishment when we set fitness goals and achieve them. All of these things are important. But I would argue the reason we ultimately want to be healthy is to live longer, happier, more connected lives with our friends and our family. We want to be healthy not only for ourselves but also for our friends and our family, to not only be there for them and with them, but perhaps to even inspire and “activate” them to be healthy too.

Take my mother, for example. She is 75 years young. Beautiful and over the last 2 years, has gone from a size 16 to a 12. She works out with her trainer. Takes Zumba. Has a great time, except that one time when she dropped it like it was a little too hot, and pulled a muscle in her back. No worries. She was back breaking it down the next week.

I was thrilled that she decided to focus on her health and discovered the social benefits of exercise. Because I’m so proud of her and want my mama to look good when she’s working out, I hooked her up with a complete lululemon outfit- bra, top, pants, hoodie, workout bag. She’ll be rockin’ the lu and talkin’ trash about how fly she is. Hey, 75 is the new 55 lol.

I was also thrilled that in spite of my insane schedule over the last few months (more on this later) I was able to spend Mother’s Day with my mommy. This photo is of us at her Mothe’s Day dinner. I feel so blessed to be able to spend one more Mother’s Day together, to hold on to her, to hold on to these very special moments, for when it’s all said and done in our lives, all we have are moments to remember and cherish.

So this week, when you think, “Man I’m tired. I just can’t make it to the gym.” or “It’s raining. Can’t make it to my spin class” or “I just don’t have the time to pack a lunch…I’ll swing by McDonald’s….” think about the special people in your life. Think about the special moments you have had with them and the many more still to come. Then push through those moments where you feel like you can’t and move to the place where you can. Because you can. You MUST remain committed to your resolve to be MAD COOL.

Go get ’em.

Jennifer and Your MAD COOL FITNESS CREW

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