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Words of Wisdom for the New Year: Pilates and Nutrition

Updated: Jan 6

Nutrition and Pilates near me
Anchor to Life, Nutrition and Pilates

The New Year is a time for reflection and setting resolutions for self-improvement. However, it's important not to berate ourselves for past choices and instead focus on finding new paths to strength and balance.

Pilates and nutrition are two powerful tools to help achieve these goals. By incorporating Pilates exercises and mindful eating habits, we can improve our physical and mental health. Whether it's building core strength or increasing flexibility, Pilates can help us feel stronger and more balanced. In addition, by choosing nutritious foods and practicing mindful eating, we can nourish our bodies and minds for optimal health and well-being. Let this New Year be the year of Pilates and nutrition for a healthier and happier you.

You are more than a number on a scale
You are more than a number

Did I maybe overindulge this holiday season? The answer to that is a resounding yes! Did the number on the scale go up? Also a resounding yes. Did I struggle initially with what that number was? Of course! However, I remember that number doesn't define me and it doesn't tell me my worth. I chose to enjoy the time with my family, cooking meals that were higher in fat and carbs that had meaning to our family. Do I regret those choices? Absolutely not! Like everything in life, there are peaks and valleys. It is our response to these highs and lows that defines our true strength.

On New Year's Day, instead of pushing myself to work out, I'm choosing an active rest day with a long pre-dawn walk with good tunes. My body is tired and I would rather give it the rest it needs to be able to push it at the gym tomorrow. My nutrition today will be going back to my normal patterns of eating instead of restricting. That will actually be my goal for the month of January to see how things level out.

We frequently set goals or resolutions at the start of the year that tend to get discarded or forgotten a few weeks into the new year. A perfect example of this is seen at my local YMCA. The sheer number of people at the gym doubles after New Year's Day, and then starts to dwindle by mid-February. Stay tuned for the next blog post on how to set sustainable goals to see you through the year whether they be fitness or nutrition related.

Quote about new year's resolutions
Be content with where you are today


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