Go Deep, Be
Courageous, Emerge a Winner!
Serving the Business and Professional
Community since 1983!
N. Elizabeth Fried, Ph.D.
Whatever you may prefer to call it as we enter the "Tennies, Tenties, or
Teenies," why not resolve to cross the threshold in the best of health? And
don't forget to bring along the whole brood, because a happy home life reduces
stress and enhances your ability to keep that executive brain sharp. As
coach, I always encourage clients to develop a fitness program and
consider hiring a personal trainer for a coaching program to help them get jump started.
A resolution to stay fit, made with a support group
such as your family, is easier to maintain. You will have each other to
keep you motivated in order to stay on the fitness ball. Whether it's taking a
bike ride, training for a marathon, playing a sport together, going to the gym
together (there are many gyms now that are kid and family friendly), or
scuba diving, find an activity
that all members enjoy. Or, you can compromise and take turns doing something
different each week.
A common complaint with incorporating exercise into our
daily routine is that we're already so exhausted as it is. How do you muster
the energy for a workout on top of it all? Start with setting modest goals:
Gather once a week with
a friend to work out and split the cost of a baby sitter
Do six-second tummy
tucks while waiting in line for the elevator, better yet...take the
Take a walk after lunch, or walk with ankle
When traveling on
business, do leg raises or sit-ups
while watching television in your hotel room
Eat smaller meals six
times a day because it's easier to burn off those portions than three
Find something you
really enjoy doing