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.
Back in 2001, I ran my first race. It was a 10K that I trained for with a friend. I ran it on a cold, Cleveland, April morning-we only shed our outer layers after the first mile or so. I ran slow, but I finished in just over an hour. I still remember all the food vendors, the massage tables, posing with our our t-shirts and race numbers-basking in the high of, "I just did that!"That night, a woman named Joni Erickson Tata spoke at my church. Here's a brief synopsis of her life and accomplishments:
One of my goals for 2015 was to be more active on my social media pages to help motivate and inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle. I started off with posting motivation quotes every morning, and motivational videos that I found on youtube. Youtube videos have been a huge impact on my fitness journey and will continue to be. Everyone should have some source of external motivation when they can't find any internal motivation to get them to workout.