November 2012

This month we are focusing on the word “Self-Confidence”. The word “confidence” is described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Self Confidence is having confidence in oneself.
Last Monday, I challenged all my Fit Kids to a 2 mile run for time. We had 13 kids take this challenge and we finished with 23 minutes and 13 second as a group. Before we ran on Monday, a lot of my kids said that they can’t run that far and they are not going to finish the 2 miles. Basically ,the ones saying that were lacking self-confidence. So the moral of the story is never say “I can’t” or lack self-esteem. Believe in yourself and always push yourself to be the best you can be!! One of my favorite quotes  is from  Mahatma Gandhi: “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”  So here is a goal for you this month: Try to do some abnormal that you never tried or always wanted to do but didn’t have the confidence to try . My challenge to myself for this month is to run the Turkey Trot 10k!!. Anyone care to join me ? I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving !! Don’t eat too much……..moderation is always good!!!


Dr. K’s nutrition tip of the month:

A simple way to be healthier in our eating habits is to eliminate “mindless eating”.

It is much easier to eat a bag of chips or a gallon of ice cream when you eat directly from the container and do it while you are watching television, playing on the computer or reading.

Just don’t do it.