The new year is officially upon us. The clock struck midnight, again, and again, around the world, and we are all still here. That means another year of challenges, triumphs, laughs, tears, and goals.Why do so many people feel the need to start the year off with a list of changes that could have been implemented on any other day during the previous year? It's simple, we, as humans, need motivation. We need that little carrot at the end of the stick to get us running; and if the carrot isn't there we need a milestone to mark the perpetual procrastination deadline. Much like diets beginning on Monday, New Years Day is the unofficial jump start for reinventing and self improvement. But, contrary to popular belief, the secret to a happy life isn't Barbie's 36-18-33 measurements, a bank account large enough to support it's own bank, or 'Sexiest Alive' spouse. The secret to happiness, you see, is a balanced lifestyle.
I've taken the time to put together your virtual 2014 Back On Track Road Map to a balanced lifestyle and a happier you. You already posses the most crucial implement to this top secret action plan; YOU, so let's take a brief road trip through your happiness guide, and I'll show you just how easy it can be. Consider me your Back On Track conscience and I am here to whisper in your ear along the way to a happier you.
To begin, we'll start by taking the stairs; we'll take them, well, everywhere, really. We'll take them in parking garages, at high rise offices, through the local park, on vacation at the hotel. We'll use the stairs everywhere we go because walking is the most readily available form of cardio we have, and it's incredibly free. And where there are no stairs, we will walk. Not only will we save gas by walking within distance, but we will ignite our natural fuel system and burn calories around the way. But it's not about the calories burned, it's about the byproduct of the fuel burning, the natural energy, the instant lift, the extra little pep we will soon begin to notice. We will walk right into our local grocery store and fill a cart with delightfully satisfying finds from beloved brands such as Nestle Lean Cuisine and new Sugar Free Coffee Mate.
What Daughter Says: Have the best of both worlds with a healthy balance of flavor and practicality in 2014.