Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year New You

I just went to a group meditation where we did a New Year meditation, released things that have held us back and set intentions for the new year. I want to encourage you to do something similar. Whether you want to exercise more, eat healthier or live more fully, write down your intention and say it aloud everyday. Tell a good friend about it so you'll have support and be accountable. It's hard to keep an intention if you don't write it down or tell anyone. My intention for the holidays was to be healthy and I kept it by doing yoga daily and going on walks, plus eating sensibly. Due to the cold weather, my body craves more food and goes into hibernation mode, so I need to exercise now more than ever. It's easy to gain a few extra pounds, but it's much harder to lose weight. If you've overindulged during the holidays, don't beat yourself up. Just recommite yourself to eating healthier and moving more.

Ingrid Cheng