Sticking with your New Year's Resolution

Monday, December 19, 2011


As the owner of the world’s most successful yoga teacher training program, YogaFit Founder & CEO Beth Shaw knows a thing or two about keeping a resolution. Beth has learned to stay focused on her goals despite the risk of failure. To help you keep your New Year’s resolutions in focus, Beth suggests letting go of 3 factors of frustration: Judgement, Expectation and Competition.

Whether you’re trying to stick with YogaFit or any other fitness program, it’s important to realize that missing an hour at the gym does not mean failure. If you’re strapped for time, even a 20 minute workout from the comfort of your own home or during your lunch hour can improve your health and emotional wellbeing. YogaFit encourages everyone to share their philosophy of recommitting on a daily basis. Letting go of your surroundings, being present, and committing to your health in the moment is the first step to a successful and meaningful practice.

It’s also important to remember that your fitness progression should be based on your own personal needs and abilities, and not compared to those around you, even if you’re technically starting off at the same level. When you feel yourself start to become distracted by others, Beth’s recommendation is simple: Breathe. Through breathing and feeling, yoga can translate from body to mind by increasing willpower and discipline in both your exercise schedule and daily interactions.

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