New Years resolutions. If you notice anything in mainstream media, you will see all the hype around new year resolutions. Gyms are busiest from January 1 to Mid February then people fall off. A whole host of reasons why (don’t get me started), but they are rooted in unrealistic expectations and unrealistic programming.
That is another topic for another day.
Get the jump on the gift giving season with the best gifts you can provide for your yourself and/or your loved one who needs a spark in their fitness journey.
First of all, the best gift you can provide yourself and your loved ones is to be your best self. Investing in your health is the most important thing, and that reality hits home as we age and as we see important people in our lives age.
“Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless” – Edward Albert.
#1 gift you can provide is the one for yourself. Build a daily routine of investing in your health. Yoga, mobility, strengthening body, mind and spirit! Start that now. 5 minutes daily. Something you enjoy (enough grinding already!) Despite all you read and hear, 5 minutes is all it takes to start. You can find tons online about daily rituals has habits towards success. Pro athletes, top leaders and anyone really at the top of their craft most often will have this in common. A daily ritual that keeps them centered, and prepared to tackle the day, to being their best self!
In the spirit of new years resolutions and the holiday season, are some other gifts you can give yourself and/or loved ones in order to help with your journey to being your at your best!
A new toy:
Some ideas to spark the mindset and rituals ….
- Foam roller
- Resistance bands (either 40” or 13”)
- TRX suspension trainer.
These are staples in my daily routine, my travel pack and help me focus 5-15 minutes per day on stretching, breathing and strengthening. They have been for as long as i can remember.
Any of these toys are available online (www.resistandbandtraining.com and www.trxtraining.com are great resources) or locally you can usually find at a specialty fitness retailer and come with supporting programming material. These tools will be key in some programming that I will be sharing in the coming months catered to being your best self, however for now, there are lots of simple (*notice did not say easy*) and beneficial moves you can develop around a little space and a toy or 2 to get you on a permanent road to being your best self.
Being middle age strong starts with a mindset. Give yourself permission (gift) to being your best self.
5 minutes per day.
A few tools to get your body moving daily. Strengthening and moving!
You got this!
“Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn