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Get Ready for a “New Year”

Posted Aug 11 2009 8:43am

 

Many of my clients are moms who think of September as the beginning of their new year…time to think about themselves again.  Planning a little ahead of time is always a good thing, so let me give you some ideas.

Here it is almost the middle of August, back to school shopping is the most thought about and talked about item on the agenda.  But, as soon as that is finished, it’s time for moms to plan for their ‘me’ time that will be here very soon.

"Me" time consists of the usual pampering:  new hairstyle, manicure, pedicure, facial…but don’t forget about your health!  Begin to plan on eating healthier at every meal, cut back on those summer time snacking habits and start to think about how to add regular exercise to your daily routine. 

Stop buying food for the family gatherings and start buying for the family meals that are meant to be nutritious.  Chicken instead of burgers and dogs…apples instead of watermelon…fresh vegetables instead of salads with dressings high in fat…low fat angel food cake instead of ice cream.  Add in some almonds and veggies with low fat ranch dressing for between meal snacks.

As the weather turns a little cooler, get out and walk.  Park further from the store entrance and spend a few extra minutes walking through the parking lot.  Take the stairs, not the elevator or escalator.  Plan family walks through the park for weekends and evenings before it  begins to get dark early again.

When you’re ready for a specialized workout routine made just for you, give me a call and I’ll be happy to help!

 

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