Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being

Here We Go 2019!

There is something about starting a New Year that allows for all of what didn’t work the year before to be put behind me.

I begin to think about what it is that I want to accomplish in the New Year and looking at what it will take to do so.

I have made New Year’s resolutions before but quickly they fell out of existence…mainly because they were “great ideas” but I failed to put a plan of action to achieve them in place.

Now, in the first week of the New Year, I fill my calendar with actions. Actions that will propel what I want to accomplish and I do it in 3 month increments. I set out my schedule of what I know I already have to do. ie. Work, homework, accounting, etc. and then I add in my personal workouts (I schedule my fitness like I do work), meetings, phone calls, etc.

Yes. I teach fitness classes, however, I also do some personal fitness goals just for me as well as a mind, body, spirit regime of reading, meditating and more. Honestly, if I do not schedule this stuff in, it doesn’t happen and I had to get really straight with myself about that.

Left to my own devices, I could binge on Netflix or find 1000 other things to do before taking care of me. Yup. I am just as guilty as the next person!

Action plans create just that….ACTION!

Imagine yourself 3 months out from where you currently are and walk back from that point to what you had to do to get there and write it all down. Use a google calendar! Put a calendar app on your phone, or if you like to go ‘old school’ write it on a piece of paper and go to work!

Remember, do not beat yourself up if you miss an action. Just put it back in existence and look towards that future you are creating.

Be kind to yourself and be in action.

Make 2019 your BEST YEAR YET!

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Benefits of Movement

Benefits of Physical Fitness: Live Longer and Happier

I know the term ‘working out’ just turns most of you off and just switch the ‘no’ button on. But if you really think of it, you’re working out every day.

When you bring that load of dirty laundry to the laundry room, when you’re picking up that frozen meat for tonight’s dinner, even picking up that remote control. I know, ‘how is that “working out”? Well it’s a very [very] minimal work out; you’re making your body move, that’s how it’s a work out. But if you incorporate more activities you’ll see that it becomes an everyday routine.

Studies show that when active, the body releases endorphin’s which make you feel good and better-just like chocolate; and you’ll lengthen your life span from 5-15 years. I know I’m getting all sciency on you but it’s true. And!!! When you’re active and busy you won’t want to munch- out on everything you see, you’ll also be more willing to do more stuff throughout your day.