The Lifestyle

Happy YOU Year! Week 1: January 4

January 3, 2016

Kick your resolutions into gear with a plan for healthy living. Its not just about a diet or a number of pounds to lose (even though we can all relate this time of year) its about overall wellness and feeling good about YOU. That means something different for everyone. Spend time reflecting on what makes you happy and what are some of the small changes you can make in your life, across nutrition, fitness, sleep, relationships and all of your daily habits.

For the next 7 weeks, well tackle some key topics that will encourage you to live well, make good decisions, and be happy with yourself! First, find a workout and commit to a schedule thats realistic and works around your lifestyle, and stick to it! It takes a few weeks to create a habit, so commit to at least 4 weeks of a new plan. Identify your goals and come up with a plan to tackle them, whether to get those biceps bulging a little more, losing an inch or two to make your jeans fit a little bit better, trying a new activity or beating your best race time.

If you want to gain strength, posture and flexibility, sign up for a New Year Challenge at your local Bar Method studio “ most are offering one this time of year. Youll push yourself with the help of others, stay accountable, track your progress, and perhaps benefit from a little friendly competition!

Or create your own challenge by committing to a certain number of Bar Method classes each week “ we suggest 3-5 to see the optimal results. If you can only get in 1 or 2 per week, then do it! Each month work to add one additional class per week until you are going several times a week. Youll start seeing real differences in your body that you didnt think were possible.

You can also supplement with Bar Online “ we offer nearly 50 classes from more than 20 teachers. Take an advanced class or squeeze in a 20-minute class before work or at lunch. Something is better than nothing and it will keep you motivated, on track and headed towards your goals.

Now, get your exercise plan in place and get after it. Ready, set, go!