“Get your mind right!!!”, I often yell out to my students during my sweat dripping, exhilarating Zumba classes…BUT for most of us this is easier said than done. I had an eye opener about the “brain” during one of my husband’s training presentations. He taught that the brain is LAZY and want to do as little possible. I began to ask myself, “How is this so, when I constantly over think?” There were many times I’ve searched for ways to make my brain turn off!!!The brain plays a very important role in our lives daily. Its job is to control motor function, balance, and the ability to interpret information received by our sensory organs (eyes, ears, tongue, skin, nose). While reading this out loud, I had thoughts of how the brain’s role plays a similar role in becoming a wife and mother. As wives and/or mothers, we determine how well the family function “inside the home”. As a help mate to our spouse and a nurturer to our children, we create a sense of  balance “inside the home”. We are lead by our intuitive spirit to discern through information received from the world (sensory organs) to sift out the good from the bad. With all this work and responsibility, who wouldn’t have a “Lazy Brain” Right???Listen to me…if your brain is out of shape then your body is out of shape! Your brain serves as the central processing unit for your body (I like to call a machine). Although we all have our own internal design, we must whip our brain into shape by forcing it to follow its orders (our winning moves)! What exactly does this mean? I will use myself as an example.“Being diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago,  was a kick in the gut for me.  I started immediately taking 12 fitness classes per week for 3 months straight trying to bring my A1C # back to normal to prove to my doctors, nutritionist, and family that I was going to get rid of this disease! I became extremely fatigued and overwhelmed with all types of emotion that my brain was on overload. My brain became exhausted by my stress levels, diabetes, daily responsibilities, and over-trained body so it convinced me to slow everything down and just continue to take my medicine (Metformin). So I talked myself into accepting this diabetes and staying on this medicine for the rest of my life. “I deserved a break from all this fighting,” my brain whispered to me. My brain became lazy therefore my body became lazy. My motivation quickly abandoned me. My brain didn’t want to process this disease anymore, so I would turn from every diabetes commercial, turn down every opportunity to learn about diabetes, and turn away from any conversation involving diabetes. Trying to forget about diabetes was easier than fighting it and I became agitated with anyone who brought up the topic. Finally, my brain was able to kick back and relax while my body was on cruise control. Yes…take your medicine daily, avoid dealing with it, and go to your routine doctor appointments every 3 months…easy enough, smooth performance for my brain.”The time is now, to “Get my mind right!”.  To clear out that brain fog and go from smooth to optimal performance!!!  To push my brain and body to work together simultaneously instead of working against one another. This type of training will not be easy but together WE CAN DO IT!!!I would love to hear your thoughts on the Lazy Brain! Do you think it exists?What’s your story?How has having a Lazy Brain affected your life?My next move is to share with you the Key Ingredients of a Lazy Brain.Get Ready for Your Next Move!!!Cherisse Atwater