Mamavation Monday: What Keeps You Motivated?

Life moves in a blur. Most days, I don't have time to blink, let alone take a solid moment to recognize the little things that make me smile. But today, I not only made the time. I took pictures to prove it. Like this one of our television playing the Gaiam Yoga for Kids DVD that Buttercup loves.  

Buttercup doing yoga. I melt every time she falls into the moment and lets herself go.


A cucumber, a lemon, and some tajin. A perfectly cool summer snack.


A bowl of berries.


Visiting grandmothers and the smiles she didn't have to pack in her suitcase.


My Gaiam Trudy Styler Yoga for Weight Loss DVD


A cup of Teavana Oolong Tea (Or five)


Pistachios (Can you eat just one?)


Freshly ground peanut and almond butters from the health food store


and imaginative toes.


These are just a few of the things that keep me happy, which in turn keeps me motivated to do as much as I can to encourage healthy behaviors and positive body image in my home. What motivates you?

This post originally appeared on Bookieboo, a nationally recognized motivational community for moms striving for better health for themselves and their families.