It's true...when one door closes, another door opens. I had that happen to me recently. I was asked to manage a fitness studio a little less than a year ago. When I was told that it was going to close down, my heart sank. I had put a lot (and I mean a lot) of time and effort in to my marketing planning and I was ready to give the last quarter everything I had. I felt that several hours of planning had gone out the window. I felt a little numb, sad, frustrated (maybe a few other feelings) for a couple of weeks.Then, I realized something...I was empowered.
I used to reference the RDA measures for water intake and discuss 3.2L for men and 2.9L for women to my clients. I would mention that some hydration comes from your food (like the 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables you should be eating everyday) and some from the liquids you drink (straight water and other beverages). Empathetically, I might quote a company that manufactures high tech body composition testing equipment who use total body water readings and admit to using a suboptimal average in their calculations because virtually everyone is dehydrated to a degree.
Celebrating 15 yrs, we took our own experiences, client testimonies, journal articles, and known field practices and found 1000's of strategies and tips that have helped people become healthier. However, it is clear, that what works for some does not work for all. Something else emerged and we are calling it the Big 5.
Memorial Day is a day of reflection for me.I think about all those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrific for our country, allowing us to live freely and make choices. Choices we often take for granted. We are very lucky for their service and what it brings to our lives.What does this have to do with your fitness? Those choices that we are granted, give us the opportunity to change our lives every single day.