One week from now, all the holiday hoopla will be behind us. Most of us will have exchanged our fair share of presents, spent more money that we should have and consumed enough calories to sustain us indefinitely! Many of us will have enjoyed a few extra days off from our jobs, seen far away family and friends and written, or at least pondered, some new year’s resolutions.
The resolution at the top of my list, is to work harder at saving the environment, while saving money at the same time. I know I use too much electrical energy. This coming year, I will be more mindful to turning off lights, televisions and closing windows and doors while running air-conditioning. Having been a recycler for as long as I can remember, I will work on re-using whatever products I safely can, in an effort to create less waste on garbage days and I will try my hardest to use less paper in general, since I tend to use a too many paper plates and paper towels. Last year I resolved to donate my hair and by early January, I had given away 14 inches of it. Two years ago, I resolved to feed more hungry people and have had a houseful of them, every Thursday night, since! Rarely do I make resolutions that I cannot keep. I HATE being a failure.
Each and every year, I resolve to reach more people that need guidance with their eating and exercise. To that end, I am excited about starting a SilverSneakers program at Tamarac Fitness Center. This website will get back to more informative blogs about fitness trends, healthy lifestyle choices and ways to make our bodies and minds the sacred temples we should all live inside of. You will also find health/fitness articles of mine in a new on-line magazine called the Beauty Bean. This website, which will be about all things beauty and fitness, started by a lovely young woman in Manhattan, will premiere next week. You can find the link on my “links” page.
Having already jump-started my personal new year fitness program by restarting the P90x program, I completed my first full week, yesterday. After walking and running with Mitch and Blaze, it was legs and back, followed by Ab-ripper-X, a challenging, yet do-able, 16 minute ab workout. Later in the day, I sat down and re-watched the Biggest Loser finale, from earlier this month. Once again, I was motivated, encouraged and inspired by what the human body is capable of achieving in just 7 months!
Let me know what you are thinking about achieving in the coming year. As I continue to think of words that will inspire you, know that my students, clients, readers, friends and strangers are what inspire me! We are all connected.