Make Your fitness Routine Stick! Habits are defined as choices that all of us deliberately make at some point, and then stop thinking about but continue doing, often every day. In The Power of Habit, business reporter Charles Duhigg shows how habits work and how they can transform our lives. “Keystone habits influence how we work, eat, play, live, spend, and communicate”, and they “start a process that, over time, transforms everything.” Keystone habits are a series of changes that ultimately radiates out to every part of our life. By focusing on one pattern, other areas of our life are reprogrammed. There have been studies that habits, like memory and reason, are at the root of how we behave. We might not remember the experiences that create our habits. But once they are registered deep within our brain, they influence how we act. We might not even realize it. The habit loop, […]
It’s January. This means coming out of a food coma and drinking haze. This year, I visited my family in Mexico and went on an incredible skiing trip to Vail, CO. Safe to say, my ClassPass membership was put on hold. As I am sure it is for many women, one of my New Year’s resolutions was getting into the best shape of my life. I know…cliché. However, this means something different to me now, than it did a few years ago. Being in the best shape of my life doesn’t mean just looking thin, but being healthy emotionally, physically, and spiritually, which ultimately also means being fit not “thin.” This has a lot to do with taking an active approach to fitness and never coasting, or in other words not just trying to get a workout in but letting a specific class or gym time provide an other type of nourishment. For me this means transforming my fitness time into my oasis.