"Adios 2016!" I'm so glad to say those words! Whew... What. A. Year! Never have I been so happy to turn the page on the calendar than I have on this past year.
We are coming upon New Year's Eve and that tradition of making those New Year's resolutions. If you go back to my previous post, you will know how I feel about resolutions. I even urged my readers to start changing themselves before the New Year. According to http://www.statisticbrain.com, 45% of Americans make New Year's resolutions. According to Nielson, our friends that tell us everything about consumers, losing weight was the second most popular resolution being made; behind STAYING fit and healthy. I went on social media this morning and saw posts of friends receiving fitness gear and even gym memberships. Yay!!! However, I know of one tool that is going to be purchased and I have to tell you all to "DON'T DO IT!"
One of the bonuses of being a personal trainer and group fitness instructor is I get to hear all of your secrets. Now I am not to be confused with your lawyer or priest, make no mistake about that. Trust me. For example, when you skip class and go out for mimosas, I MAY call you out the following week in class if you are slacking. This season is the time of year that I tend to hear the same thing... "I've been so naughty this week."
Today I walked into a technology store to attempt to arm my ten-year old with some 2005 technology. Yes, we are those parents. Even though my husband is in the IT field, our children have never been armed with the latest and greatest technology. My son will most likely be one of the last in his class to receive a cell phone, and you know what? I am just fine with that. Especially after today's events.
Confession: I had three servings of dressing... Covered in gravy. Ten minutes later, I thought I was going to be sick. No, this wasn't the best decision, but this past June I was thinking about this meal. I was saddened because I just knew that while everyone was feasting on their traditional Thanksgiving feast, I would be stuck with a plate of green beans, corn and maybe a salad.
What else would I be posting about this week? Would you expect anything less? I am so thankful for my students. They really stepped up to the challenging workouts that I put forth this week. I am also thankful that I am healthy enough to help out my fellow instructors during this Thanksgiving week, so they may spend time with their families. This week's schedule has some classes missing, but EXTRA opportunities for us to be together this week! I am so excited to see some new friends and my regular friends this week. I hope that you will join me this week.
It has been just over a year since my FOCUS has been on PASSION. Although, I sprinkle it throughout entries, I have not really dedicated an entry on the importance of passion. I ran across a quote this week and it just made me smile. "Passion is the GENESIS of genius." - Galileo Galilei
If you are not an early riser, we will be patient as we get into this new routine together. With all healthy habits, consistency is key. We can do this together! Let's rise and grind! Yes or yes?
So much has happened this week and I have been trying to keep everyone up to date. I didn't want to overwhelm my social media accounts; so I have been trying to spread the news throughout the week, but I still have been unable to share everything. We should be able to get you all caught up today!