As we change our calendars from December to January, we can’t help but be thrilled by the promise of a new year — a chance to start fresh and say goodbye to frustrations of the past. It’s the perfect opportunity to make big resolutions that strengthen the spirit, mind and body.
However, many of us throw out our resolutions when we pack up our holiday decorations. It’s not surprising — maintaining a drastic diet and hitting the gym seven days a week is easier said than done, especially after a month-long marathon of office holiday parties and family feasts. Instead, set yourself up for success by reframing resolutions and breaking them down into smaller, easy-to-sustain goals that add up to big benefits in the long run.
As a non-profit organization serving San Diego County, the YMCA knows how trying to better our neighborhoods or making lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on ourselves and our community.
Here are five New Year’s resolutions the YMCA of San Diego County recommends for 2017:
If you do decide to join a gym, consider the YMCA and its KickStart program. A wellness coach will help you attain your goals in three one-on-one fitness and nutrition sessions over your first 30 days.
For additional tips or to learn more about how to get involved with the YMCA of San Diego County, contact 858-292-9622 or visit ymca.org.
Article submitted by Courtney Pendleton, Association Director of Public Relations & Communications, YMCA of San Diego County