Life Magazine: New Year, New Resolution to Have Fun

New Year, New Resolution: Have Fun

Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Are your New Year’s resolutions looking a little insane?  Lose weight… exercise… eat right… no sugar… no carbs… no alcohol… no cheating… YIKES!  Where’s the fun in that?  How can you possibly stay committed to something that FEELS so limiting?  The truth is, you can’t (and you won’t).  But lucky for you, I’ve got a plan!

This year, there’s a new trend sweeping the fitness frontier and it’s easier than anything you’ve ever tried before.  Can you guess what it is?  HAVE FUN!  Yes, that’s right— have fun!  This year, fitness is all about feeling good and having fun.

When the thought of exercise pops into your head, stop dreading the motions and start indulging in the emotions.  Ask yourself, how do you want to FEEL from your workout?  Empowered?  Conquer your fears during a bootcamp class.  Centered?  Try kundalini yoga.  Energized?  Spend an hour at Soul Cycle.  Adventurous?  Rent a kayak and cruise the intercostal.  Tough?  Get in the ring and box it out.  Strong?  Pick up the weights at your local gym.  Alive?  Shake your hips and sweat your heart out at your favorite dance class. With group classes exploding in the fitness scene, there’s a class for every emotion you’re after.

When embarking on your fitness journey this year, I challenge you to ask yourself, how do I want to FEEL?  What activity can connect me to the feeling?  How can I change my mindset to look forward to my fitness routine?  How can I love myself (and my body) every step of the way?  This year its all about you!  Let’s make 2016 your best year yet!  Who’s ready?

Stay Committed With These Foolproof Tips

  1. Partner up  Commit to meeting a friend at the gym or reserve a space at a group fitness class online.  Accountability is guaranteed to keep you on track to reach your goals!
  2. Ask yourself why  What’s the real reason behind your goals?  Do you want to lose 20 pounds or do you want to love the skin your in? Choose love!
  3. Ditch the scale  If you’re committed to success and consistent with your habits, skip the scale and measure success by how you feel.  More energy=SUCCESS!

 

[Originally published in January 2016 Coral Springs/Parkland Life MagazineCoconut Creek Life Magazine]

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