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February is almost over!! I can’t believe how fast time is flying! Hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day which, leads me into thinking about another holiday where there’s yummy food, chocolates, champagne and a big dinner with my love. 

How many of you made New Year’s resolutions? I thought about this and I thought no, I’m actually in a really good place. Yes, I ate too much cheese fondue and bread over the holidays and drank more wine / champagne than normal. Yes, I had a good 12 pounds to lose but so what? I’m happy and I thoroughly enjoyed all the parties and festivities.

In that moment I thought, I’m going to give myself grace instead of a resolution. I know what I need to do, eat healthy and exercise more. I know because I’ve done it before. I realized when we’re living our true authentic life and we’re fully aware of the choices we’re making, all we need to do is make better choices, no resolution necessary. Everyday we can choose differently; eat healthy, move more, be present, sit longer with a friend and enjoy the moments this wonderful life has to offer.

I’m 5 pounds down and have about 10 to go but you know what? I’m enjoying the process, I’m enjoying the Pilates, the yoga, the weight training. I’m enjoying it because it reminds me how blessed I am to be healthy and to have a strong body that is able to physically do all these things I’m demanding it to do right now.

I’ll be 47 years old in April and I’ve learned a healthy lifestyle is just that, a lifestyle. I’m going to practice that lifestyle as best I can in preparation for the holidays this year so, I can enjoy them once again. Embrace your body and all it’s flaws because they tell a story and it means you’ve lived.

My hope for you is to give yourself grace, let something negative in your mind go and tell yourself “You are this strong!”

Love & Skincare,

Sherena Jarvi L.E. xo