The Gift of the Present!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! My gift to you for the holiday is the gift of helping you learn how to live in the present moment. When you start to live this way, it helps you leave the past in the past and set goals and dreams for your future. Just like many of you, I used to beat myself up all the time, for not eating right or not exercising. I was always making excuses and always feeling bad about those things in the present moment, which only made the present moment more miserable.

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! My gift to you for the holiday is the gift of helping you learn how to live in the present moment. When you start to live this way, it helps you leave the past in the past and set goals and dreams for your future. Just like many of you, I used to beat myself up all the time, for not eating right or not exercising. I was always making excuses and always feeling bad about those things in the present moment, which only made the present moment more miserable.

The thing I’ve learned is that you need to leave what happened in the past, in the past. Every day is a new day and once you start to see it that way, it opens up many doors of opportunity for you!

Make a list with of your goals and dreams, start a gratitude journal for the things you do have and are thankful for, write in it every day! Every day take a small step towards your goals and dreams. If you have extra time, take 5 steps a day towards your goals and dreams. By doing so, in the present moment you’ll soon forget your worries of yesterdays, and you’ll be that much closer to your goals and dreams. After all, worry is a waste of time and energy; it changes nothing, so don’t worry!

If you live in the present and focus on the now, I promise you, you’ll be thanking me for one of the best gifts you have every received. No, life isn’t always perfect, but we always have a choice in how we react to every situation and how we move forward. You can’t move forward while looking back! Make today the day you start to create the new you. You have the power within to transform your life right here right now in every way.

Instead of writing in my gratitude journal today I would like to write right here in my blog for what I am thankful for today. Today I am thankful for you, my fans and my friends, who come to me with many emails asking for my advice and support on your journey.

I am thankful to have the knowledge to help you all succeed on your journeys of being the best you can be. I am thankful for the emotional connection I feel towards many of you because I know firsthand what it feels like to be unhealthy, unhappy and overweight. I’m thankful because I’ve turned my life around with the help of Dr. Oz, and now I am able to help you all and pay it forward!

I am thankful to share everything with you all and let you know that you can do and be anything you want to be. It’s never too late!

Four years ago if someone told me I’d be teaching kick-boxing and weight-lifting classes and on top of that, being one of Dr. Oz’s Wellness Warriors, I would have said, “No way!” However, I taught myself to live in the present, focus on my goals and dreams, and take small steps towards them every day to make them happen! Today, I am thankful for the gift of the present. Merry Christmas, everyone!                  

Blog written by Jennifer Szall
My name is Jennifer Reopell Szall and after giving birth to my first daughter in 1992, I began the weight loss yo-yo game and...