Before long, winter coats will be back in the closet, and spring fashions for 2011 will be everywhere. The hot, new styles will focus on four bare essentials: necks, backs, arms and legs. Inspiration for silhouette-shaping dresses ending a few inches above the knee will come from fashions in the late ’50s and early ’60s.
Stay in style by joining the fitness revolution and changing your constitution. You can ease the rite of passage into spring and summer by adopting this regimen:
1. Just do it: At a minimum, each day needs to include a period of playful creativity and exercise.
2. When you don’t know what to do, do whatever is in front of you: If you don’t know where to begin, ask for help. Learn fromand lean onthose around you.
3. Every day is a new day, unlike any other: Enthusiastically welcome each day as an opportunity to continue your fitness journey.
4. If the rearview mirror is all you see, it’s not safe to drive forward: The only thing worse than letting past failures block your vision is being asleep at the wheel.
5. Make hay while the sun shines: It’s better to develop your own unique fitness program that includes healthful eating and regular exercise before you develop an irreversible medical condition.
6. Waste not, want not: Measure your fitness footprint and adopt environmentally sound approaches to eating and exercise.
7. Be useful to others: Live life with purpose by encouraging everyone around you to share in the joyful fun of being alive.
8. Now is always the right time to begin: It’s never too late. Today may never seem like the perfect time to begin, but it is always the right time to begin.
9. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Don’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Take time from work to stay in shape so surplus pounds won’t deprive you of a future.
10. If your shoe fits, you’re not allowing room to grow: Continuing your education stretches your mind, just as regular exercise stretches your body.
Fashions, like seasons, are always changingbut taking care of our bodies is a constant. Although our bodies come in different sizes, shapes and ages, we share a common objective: to look and feel great. As you work toward reaching your fitness goals, you can be confident that you’ve earned the right to bare arms.