We probably don’t need a holiday to remind us, but January is . This is the time to add getting in shape to your resolutions. Not only does it make sense, but it is a good investment of your time and energy.
For many parts of the country, it has been a tough winter, especially if you exercise primarily outdoors like me. If the snow were not one thing making walking treacherous at times, there has been the cold, deadly cold.
Shaping up isn’t just about getting to the gym regularly. It is about adopting a healthy lifestyle and being active. There are so many little things you can do to add steps or burn calories every day. Your challenge is to seek them out.
Park farther away from store entrances when you’re out shopping. Walk over and talk to a colleague instead of sending an email. Move around during the commercial breaks.
It’s when we become complacent, always seeking the easy way, that we get into trouble. When weather disrupts our regular exercise routine, we get into trouble. The key is to plan for the disruptions and temptations. Voicing your healthy lifestyle intentions to friends and family is one way to help you plan for success.