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Getting and Staying Motivated in 2015


How’s 2015 treating you so far? Have you found success adhering to your resolutions or are you like me, wondering if we can change the subject, please, and quick!

Motivational speaker and writer Lara Casey said, “There’s nothing magical about January.” Those words are music to the ears of a planner, pleaser such as myself. The reality is that just because January and now most of February 2015 can be marked off the calendar doesn’t mean that it’s too late to begin implementing the fitness and healthy lifestyle goals you had hoped to achieve this year. How about starting today?

One of the many aspects we appreciate about this newsletter being monthly is that it allows us to provide information that is relevant to the month, season or scheduled health observances. But we also love that it gives us a regular opportunity to check in with you, wherever you are, so that you don’t feel like you’re on this journey alone.

Perhaps you have just sustained a spinal cord injury and now your schedule is booked with back-to-back physical therapy and doctor appointments. Even the thought of doing research and creating a meal plan with the nutrients your body needs during this crucial time period seems daunting. Our registered dietician has done the guess work for you in this month’s Nutrition Corner, providing a week’s worth of recipes that conveniently fit in one grocery bag and give your body the nutrients it needs.

Maybe one of the reasons you haven’t started working on your fitness goals is that you have no idea what type of exercise is best for you. Every time you scan through a fitness magazine or look at the group exercise schedule at your local gym, you feel overwhelmed by all the options. Check out this month’s Training Corner where columnist Allison Hoit helps us fall back in love with fitness or find it for the first time by decoding different fitness personalities. A link to determine your own fitness personality is also included.

And you won’t want to miss this month’s F.I.T.T Column in which three common fitness myths are exposed.

As always, let us know if there are specific topics you would like us to write about. We hope that the rest of your February is as healthy and active as possible!

Best,

Laura K. Watkins
lauraw@lakeshore.org


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