Congratulations! You’ve successfully made it past Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Of course, Valentine’s Day and Easter candy are still lurking around the corner, but nevertheless, if you’re still buckling your belt on the same notch as before the holidays began, you deserve a round of applause!
Of course now that it’s January, every gym in America is being flooded with new members. Supplement stores are booming, and TV and radio are airing as many weight loss ads as they would run campaign ads, during the final month of an election cycle! Statistically speaking though, 80% of New Year’s resolutions will be given up on by this time next month. Why do so many of us fail? If you just thought to yourself; “Because it’s too damn hard.”, maybe that’s because you haven’t worked with a trainer and don’t know what to do (we can help with that). Or maybe it’s because bad food just tastes so good (so can good food, that’s why we provide recipes in every newsletter). Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because you haven’t found that perfect work/life balance yet.
All of our lives and work schedules are different, but when you really boil it down, we all basically have two choices when it comes to eating healthier, and three choices when it comes to exercise. On the nutrition front, you can either prepare healthy meals yourself (this is the most economical approach, but requires more effort), or you can frequent healthier restaurants (easier, but considerably more expensive). And on the exercise front, you can either commit to working out before work, after work, or potentially during your workday (maybe over your lunch break).
Your best solution may be very different than your neighbor or your co-worker, but if it works for you, then stick to it! When it comes to diet and exercise, stress management, and every other aspect of a healthy lifestyle, the most important factor is YOU. If you need to graze throughout the day, constantly munching on some small, healthy snacks, DO IT. If you need to restrain yourself to exactly three meals per day and not a morsel more, DO IT! And if you need to work privately with a personal trainer before or after work, or if you need to workout in a group setting during your lunch hour, DO IT (and we can help with both)!
Yours in health,
President & CEO