Heard the phrase laughter is the best medicine? Here is today’s dose
This is a quick overview of the five steps I started with when I began my wellness journey.
The one thing I did not have was an accountability buddy. Thats why I am launching this program to build a community of like minded women to uplift each other as we move, learn and grow into our best selves.
Over 50 is just the second act there is so much more to come!
Look for an 8 week group training group and an accountability partner program to start soon.
If you or someone you know could benefit from joining in, please send them my info and sign up for more updates!
Accountability according to the Webster Dictionary is:
“the quality or state of being accountable; an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions.” …
I will date myself here by asking how many of you remember looking up how to spell a word by first locating the big Red Webster dictionary, then sounding out the word and scanning those thin pages until you find it?
Anyway, the reason I had to chose this as todays topic is to challenge you on how accountable you are being with your fitness goals. Everything 2020 aside, this is the time of year when excuses for poor diet, skipping workouts and lack of portion control can creep in.
So open that accountability app on your phone or challenge a friend online, pick something small to start, more green veggies in the diet, one more hour off screens before bedtime, and a few more minutes stretching and working up a sweat. This way when you ring in 2021 you have a healthy balance in your wellness account.
If you need any help or what to share what works for you, reach out Phyllis@strongbystrand.com
Did you know you burn over 3 calories for every minute you spend working in the kitchen, and you can blast away even more by picking up the pace?
Here are some ideas of how to sneak in a few extra while you bake.
Make the Kitchen Your Gym
While you’re waiting for water to boil, do a quick set of jumping jacks and deep knee bends. Don’t worry, no one will see you. They’ll just wonder why you’re looking more toned recently. You can even do modified push-ups by placing your hands on the edge of the kitchen counter and moving your upper body up and down.
If you’re waiting for something to boil or set, turn up the music and dance while you wait. Dancing is one of the easiest and most individual forms of exercise and it can help burn off those stubborn pounds while you bake
The clean-up after a meal gives you another chance to burn more calories. Pick up the pace as you put things back in the refrigerator and clear off the counters. Skip the dishwasher, and scrub the dishes by hand. Dishwashing burns 160 calories per hour.
In marathon terms, we are at mile 20 with regard to the Covid pandemic. You’re tired and ready for it to be over. But you’re not a quitter; you know that if you stick to the original plan you’ll get through this. The finish line is ahead…. don’t give up!
I hope that we all can feel this happy at 12:01am on Jan. 1
Need a plan to start out the New Year, send me an email at email@example.com and we can get you set up.