It may be cliché that many begin workouts at the
start at the year, but it makes perfect sense. After a month of
holiday parties and cold weather, I don't see how it is possible
not to put on a few pounds.
Eating healthy is always important, but this is the
time of year when we need to move. With that said, I know exercise
can be hard to fit in with kids, jobs and busy schedules. Here are
a few ideas to set the tone of 2014.
Walk. Yes, it's been record breaking
freezing outside, but it is amazing how much a difference
it makes if you dress appropriately. Wear layers, hats
and gloves and I bet you will be surprised that walking will warm
you up. Our city is gorgeous in the winter; take some time to
explore it. Bonus workout for walking through the
Mall walking. This is a real thing.
There are ladies that get to the malls before they open and walk
laps in the heated building. Not the worst of ideas. You can also
do that at museums.
Join a gym. This is the time and there
are all sorts of offers available now. Most health clubs have kid's
rooms, which is a nice break for both of you when you are stuck
Try a new class. Whether You choose
yoga, zumba, spinning or a barre class; it is fun to do
something new. Some studios offer trial first-class
free deals. Bring a friend so you can both encourage each other to
Do it at home. Get down on your hands
knees in your bedroom or child's playroom and start
with 20 sit-ups and 10 pushups. Slowly add reps and
you will notice improvement and there is no excuse for that.
Eat less and move more is my motto for 2014. How
are you going to start off the year?
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Beth Prystowsky is a grateful mother, wife, yoga teacher, and writer of Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom.
See more of Beth's stories here.
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