Most of us do not consider ourselves to have an athletic body type. The reality is that if you have a body, you can be athletic!
The word athletic is characterized by or involving physical activity or exertion. So, in other words, all you need to do is move your body to be athletic! Although you might not be training for a sporting event or playing a team sport, it is incredibly important to include daily physical activity for a healthy balanced lifestyle.
With a fresh year ahead, this is usually the time where we make resolutions to change bad habits and make better, healthier choices. This relates to all different aspects of our health including mind, body and spirit. Often we hear people resolving to eliminate bad habits by focusing on the negative of the habit to be changed, for example:
Stop eating junk
No more beating yourself up for past decisions
Exercise, no excuses
Now, I’m sure this “NO MORE” negative perspective works for some people, but I’m all about finding the positive. When I focus on bringing in the good, I do not feel like I am depriving myself of something that I want or am craving, but am focused on making good choices. How does the positive look?
Quit smoking - Breathe fresh, clean air. Everyday. Smell and taste everything.
Quit drinking - Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Lose weight - Love making healthy choices to eat nutritious food and move your body.
Stop eating junk - Eat 8 servings of vegetables a day! (You’ll be too full to binge on junk!)
No more beating yourself up for past decisions - Love yourself, fully.
Exercise, no excuses - Love how your body feels when you move it!
When our mind is focused on the negative we feel deprived, we are never aloud that thing we have taken away. By concentrating on the positive, we are inviting the good in without our mind being one-tracked on the word “NO”. For example, we see how delicious a fruit salad is and how good it makes the body feel. How strong our body feels and with more energy by committing to moving it everyday.
Take the time to find your positive resolution as you kick off the new year - Good luck with making healthy choices in the year to come!
It is that time of year again, where we reflect on the year that has past and welcome the new year to come. As you prepare to celebrate the new year, take a moment to reflect on the year that has past.
Celebrate and be thankful for all the highlights, those wonderful moments from the previous year. A great vacation? Time spent with family? A business venture? Find your personal highlights and celebrate!
In your reflection of the previous year, it is important to find a place of gratitude for the struggles and challenges. The difficult experiences are those that teach us how to persevere and move forward even if we cannot see the end. It is in these moments of challenge that we learn and grow by working through the difficulties.
As you prepare to celebrate the new year to come, reflect and find gratitude for all those wonderful experiences from the year that past.
Celebration is an attitude. We are happy in our skin. We are happy in our family. We are happy in our work. We are happy in our country. This is the ultimate appreciation of daily life. We’re not just in it for ourselves; we’re in it because we want to offer wisdom and compassion to others, who feel the power of our love and care. This kind of relationship with our kingdom creates harmony.
We are passionate about lifestyle wellness and educating with yoga, nutrition and a positive perspective. It is not turning your life completely upside down, but finding balance and making good decisions when it comes to health & happiness. Together we discover your balance to allow your body, mind & spirit to thrive!