Hello all -
It's exciting to think about 2018! January is a fresh start to the new year - a way to say farewell to the things that were not working or serving us in the past 12 months, and hello to the positive and healthy things we intend to incorporate going forward.
I am looking forward to the year ahead and wanted to share a couple of the things high on my priority list. Before that, lets look at the definition of the word "resolution".
a firm decision to do or not to do something.
synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, plan; More
New Year - New Me
Instead of resolving to "go to the gym 6-days a week", which doesn't add much value to me because of the 3-4 days that I go already, I am setting a couple of fitness goals that I know will be of benefit to me but also will be challenging enough to make a big impact on how I feel mentally, physically and emotionally.
YOGA One Time Per Week
I'm very excited about this resolution because yoga and I have always had a bit of a love/hate relationship, and I know that I need it in my life. I love going to yoga, because afterward I feel centered, calm, refreshed and stretched - both physically and mentally. And then there's the pain. You know, the kind you get when doing pigeon pose? That one makes me feel like I could very well black out, right there, in the middle of class!
Recent aches and pains from working out have helped me draw the conclusion that after lifting weights for months and months, and not stretching, things are getting tight - like really tight. My fear is that if I don't address the problem, I may regret it in coming years. The last thing that I want is for my muscles to get so tight that they actually contract permanently and lose the ability to stretch and lengthen because I got lazy and stopped stretching in my mid 20's. That was well over a decade ago for me, folks - Yikes!
We get one body and it needs recovery and routine maintenance - especially as we get older (or so I am told by my trainer)! :-)
the 6-Pack Abs project (FINALLY!)
Lately, I have been thinking about the women in my life that I admire very much from a standpoint of their drive, determination, intensity, and level of physical fitness. These women dominate in their personal and athletic lives, and their passion for their health has always been awe-inspiring. When I hone in on a couple of these ladies specifically, another thing that they have (that I have never had) are 6-pack abs. Did I mention that both of these women are moms? One was in her 40's when she had her son! Anyway - it is my goal, with the help of local personal trainer Tim Skafidas, to train like I have never trained before, tone, and sculpt my middle so that I can finally have the 6-pack of my dreams.
More details on The 6-Pack Project in the coming weeks. I am going to document this adventure, and for those who want to become a part of The 6-Pack Project, I will post the exercises and dietary details for you to follow.
If any readers out there have fitness goals for 2018 that we can help with, please feel free to message us or share here, below this blog, in the share section. If you want to keep it private please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help get you rolling at the gym in any way that we can.
Happy New Year!
PS- I am excited about my new yoga mat - I just retired my other after about 15+ years! >