I love fresh starts Ė itís like a second chance all wrapped up in unconditional love and forgiveness. Iíve learned that every day is a new fresh start, kind of like a ďdo-over.Ē Not an ďundo,Ē but time to forgive yourself for mistakes made yesterday and a chance to take another shot at getting it right this time. Things happen in life. No matter what happened, accept it. Take responsibility, learn from your missteps, adjust your plan, and move on. This philosophy holds true for exercise. Sometimes it takes time to find what works for you. So don't be afraid to try new things, like fun fitness classes.
Remember, sometimes measurable progress and improvement arenít noticeable fast enough, no matter how hard you work. Thatís frustrating, but make a plan and set goals. If you donít succeed; try, try again. Just for fun, here are some fitness opportunities I have tried, and what I thought of them. I would love to hear about classes you've tried as well!
Find a way to move your body and your body will love you for it. We are meant to move. Not only is exercise good for your body, itís good for your mind. Working out is a great way to ďventĒ and blow off some steam. I find I can manage stress better with regular exercise and I just feel better! Putting in all that work makes you want to eat better, too. Empty calories and junk food just donít seem worth it anymore.
Encourage others and let others encourage you. Sharing is good. So, open your heart and mind Ė and give yourself a second chance. Itís a fresh start to make healthy changes.