I think this is a gentler, more realistic approach to starting the New Year.
It's a lot of pressure to think we'll suddenly change our diets, be at the gym EVERY day for an hour, stop smoking, get to sleep earlier etc. all because the year is changing.
Perhaps it's the year you'll go to sleep 15 minutes earlier every week, volunteer at an animal shelter once a month to walk the dogs, try a new class as the gym, work with a personal trainer once a week to safely and effectively amp up your workouts.
Whatever brings you satisfaction and a sense of well being is worth doing. Take small steps and celebrate the new changes you've incorporated.
Gradually adapting positive, tangible behaviors will help to bring balance, health and happiness to all our lives as we enter a new year.
Wishing you love and light!
Happy New Year!
You have the gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward
Enjoy the day, but please don't use it as an excuse to inhale everything set before you!
Choose well and taste a bit of everything ( if that strategy works for you).
If not, plan your indulgences ahead of time, drink lots of water and have fun!
Okay... so you are familiar with the current playlist in class. Great!You know the songs, the moves and the timing. Fantastic!This is your workout. You made the effort to attend the class. But are you really present?Ask yourself these questions: What am I bringing to class today? Am I putting in my full effort and enthusiasm? Am I just going through the motions?The question is, are you giving it all you've got?
The answer is going to be different for everyone. Make every class your personal best.Don't compare yourself to anyone else in the room.
Dance your heart out, leave your troubles behind and celebrate the strength and movement of the body you are in!
As the weather gets colder, (it was sleeting today, yikes!) it's time to think about staying fit and healthy during the hectic holiday season ahead.It can be hard to find the time to do something healthy and fun for your yourself while preparing for Thanksgiving and the upcoming winter holidays.Try to schedule your workouts as you would any other important appointment, like the doctor or lunch with a friend. Accountability and consistency are keys to staying on track during all the celebratory temptations that are sure to appear in the form of rich meals, alcoholic beverages and desserts.Enjoy yourself and try a taste of everything, knowing that you'll stay focused and consistent with your exercise program. Can't get to the gym? Take a walk!Love to dance? Try that Zumba class you've been considering!Need accountability and structure? Hire a nationally certified personal trainer to safely and effectively develop an exercise program specifically for you.The choices are many, the excuses are few.Get moving and have fun!
Wow! What a great turnout Friday for the Zumbathon!So many clients, friends and Zumba fans came out to support the Party In Pink Event.The article in Newsday really helped raise awareness as well.The donations continue and I am so grateful for everyone's support.I hope to make the Zumbathon an annual event at the gym.My first clients tomorrow start @ 5:30 am, so I've got lots to do today and then I've got to try to get to bed earlier than usual!