I took a moment yesterday to look back on my January newsletters from last year and the resonating theme was all about making fitness FUN! (with an exclamation point)
If you read my last email (didn’t get a chance to read it yet? Click HERE ) you might have felt a twinge of intensity or seriousness. And I want to clear the air.
By no means am I surrendering my party hat, turning my smile upside down or getting too heady about my next steps forward and the vibe here at JBird.
Finding ways to enjoy moving our bodies is ALWAYS top priority. Like my in-person classes, I may be all business when it comes to exercise form, making you FEEL IT everywhere in every way but…there is ALWAYS room for laughter.
The JBird plan is all about connecting to the body you live in everyday and live your life feeling strong, confident, free & happy.
Trust me, I get it...you may be feeling a little sluggish after the holiday break or beating yourself up because it's been "ahem" longer than just the holiday break since you have worked out last.
If that's the case, you have 2 seconds to wallow.
Good. Now that that's over, you can get back in the game.
Please...I took a break too and had a stomach bug to boot. I was slow movin' last week, but after I took the first step, it got better & better & better.
You can do it.
And if you haven't slammed your laptop shut on my all too peppiness about exercising, it means you know what it does for you.
Come on...you know it's going to make you feel good.
But Janine, where do I begin?
Glad you asked...I have a few suggestions.
First, simply go back to 2nd Grade reading class. And ask yourself Who, What, When, Where & How?
Good news: You already know the Who? It's YOU!
One down, four to go.
Choose something you REALLY like to do or REALLY want to try. All movement is good. And get out of your head that you need to go hardcore to make it worthwhile. It's actually the opposite. (I'll talk about this another day, but trust me) If you are curious about trying a new workout routine, now's the time. (hint hint: JBird videos are really fun...just sayin')
Choose Morning, Afternoon, or Night. Really, it's that simple. But be smart about it. I am NOT (capitol letters) an early morning person so I will always chose late morning/early afternoon when possible. I know we don't always have the luxury of choosing the time exactly, but do your best to pick something you can commit to on a regular basis.
And lastly, the Where & How are nicely packaged together when you are working out with JBird because you can log on anywhere you can connect to wifi, there is minimal equipment needed, so at home/in a conference room at work/on your lunch break/in a friend's living room/outside (if it's not 30 degrees where you are), at any given moment you can schedule yourself for a quick 15 minute (or more) workout.
Ok, that was as shameless of a plug as you can get but you get the gist.
Just quickly ask yourself the 5 questions above and Get Movin'.
Gosh, Miss Davis (my 2nd grade teacher) would be so proud. Yep, that's me, ruffled collar and all. You know...I'm friend's with her on Facebook. So weird and kinda cool at the same time.
Alright, I know this was a long one but it had to be done. It's important to take the time to plan things out, to get you moving in the right direction.
And the time is NOW!
In New Year style...Cheers To Happy Moving, my friend :)
What's Happening with JBird
I have chosen the Dynamic Workout Series to propel us into 2019. It's playful, energizing and has every thing you need to start off the new year with a bang!
Your Featured Workout of the Week
Dynamic: Mobility, Core & More
Be prepared to work your body from head to toe in this FUN routine. No equipment is needed, so log in and get ready to move!
Members: click HERE to go directly to the video library.
Non-Members: click HERE & come play with us for FREE!
I'm Baaack and raring to go! Class days/times below:
At The Central Bucks YMCA - Doylestown