How are you feeling? I hope you are having a great first month of the year.. So shiny and new and full of promise...Still? Yes?
I recently heard that the 17th of this month is the date people usually give up on the New Year Resolutions....Really?
Over so soon? Noooooooo....Keep going you - You can do it!!
Although I was a bit surprised at first (and thought it a bit cynical) I can, in fact, relate to it completely. I'm sure we all can?
Setting out ideas for the New Year feels super exciting - A new start; fresh and clean, and full of hope - Ooooo lovely.... but sometimes the dream is one thing and necessary steps are quite another, especially if the result seems too far away, vague or the path unclear.
Motivation starts to wane and life gets in the way..
But here's a secret I learned that works for me..
Knowing the What and the Why of your Want you will help your staying power..
Knowing that this year you want a strong, healthy spine and flexibility (What), to keep your body youthful and injury free to enjoy life (Why), for example, and reminding yourself of these reasons, really helps you commit to the goal.
Or knowing you want a firm, strong bum (what) to counter your sitting at a desk all day and power around the park with the kids (and feel good in jeans ;) (why), Or a healthy nervous system (what) to feel calmer and a connection to life (why) etc..
Whatever. Doesn't have to be related to your health. Career, Relationships, Recreation....It's the same for anything you want to make a success at.
You have to know WHAT you want and the WHY you want it. Be specific.. Write it down. The deeper you go with the Why, can help to understand your motives in the first place. Knowing what you actually want can be a challenge too. I get it.
But bringing a reason you can really connect with will help get you down on the Mat, and move life into your body, day after day. It will help you do anything.
Whatever the whats, and whatever your whys, in your 2017 plan you'll be able to stick at them with more energy and balance in your body with a small daily practice...
Below is ... What? Another short fantastic, but more dynamic, abdominal focused 10 minute Pilates workout. Why? To get you moving, get you balanced, keep you motivated and feeling fabulous, of course :P..
Yaya! I hope you enjoy!