Being cooped up all winter is no fun. Now that spring is (finally!) here, why not take advantage of the beautiful weather and get outside for some fresh air, sunshine and exercise? There are endless fun and creative ways to work out outdoors—most of which won’t cost you a thing. So slather on some sunscreen, fill up that water bottle and try these ideas to get moving outside the gym or home.
Aging gracefully has become something to be proud of, thanks to celebrities such as Jane Fonda and Sophia Loren leading the way. Getting older means recognizing what’s important (friends, family, Fluffy and Fido) and appreciating the simple joys of life (a sunny day, a perfect rose, a sweet strawberry). There’s just one Catch-22 for many of us: Weight gain.
When I drive my daughter to dance class every day, I pull into a parking lot packed with cars. But they don’t belong to other “dance moms” bringing their children to tap, ballet and jazz lessons. They belong to patrons—men and women of all different sizes, shapes and ages—of a yoga studio next door. I always wonder what’s going on in there, to draw such a huge crowd of smiling, mat-carrying people, rain or shine, morning or night.
You’re a super woman with a super-full schedule that includes work, parent-teacher meetings, dance recitals, cooking dinner, vacuuming up dog hair, piles of laundry and maybe some cuddle time with your better half or that book you’ve been meaning to read (if you’re lucky). It’s normal to miss a workout with that kind of life, isn’t it?
…. I will start practicing yoga.
…. I will learn to love healthy foods.
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I’d like to share this letter that was sent to me by a reader:
I am extremely grateful for yoga, as I’ve found that practicing more frequently has been a tremendous help in teaching me patience, along with accepting, adjusting and acknowledging the recent changes in my life.
Every inhale and exhale I take is truly in celebration of my existence without regrets. I’m finally learning to let go of my suffering mind, years of neglect, abuse and confusion.
“What you choose to focus your mind on is critical because you will become what you think about most of the time.”
You’re getting new ideas all the time.
Of things you want. Of things you don’t want. Of things you love. Of things you don’t. Of places you wanna go. Of what you wanna be. Of who you wanna be. Of who you don’t wanna be. Of who you wanna attract. Of who you don’t wanna attract. Of why you like this. Of why you don’t like that.
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