How do you measure, measure a year?
You have 525,600 minutes in 2021. Don’t spend a single one hating your body or trying to turn your body into something it isn’t. We are asking you NOT to make a New Year’s resolution and we also refuse to take part in the toxic diet culture that has permeated our society. Life is too short to spend all your minutes thinking about what you can’t eat, counting your calories and trying to change the look of your body. Plans and goals can be good and helpful, but they are not for everyone and they are not necessary to live a healthy life. Instead, this New Year’s Day, we are asking you stop for a moment and think about how you measure a year?
If anything changed in 2020 it was our perspective of time. It seemed to stand still but we also gained a lot of time by not hustling and over scheduling. There may have been more pain and hurt but that made the times of joy and happiness more valuable. If you think of time as a commodity, the value of time skyrocketed in 2020 because we were reminded about what matters most in life.
The minutes you spend at Harbor and moving your body are valuable. The impact of what you do inside our walls, or in your home with MOD|608 not only impact that day but also the rest of your year and even the rest of your life. The minutes you spend at Harbor help you gain valuable minutes outside of Harbor. When you spend 20 minutes on a Stairmaster or 45 minutes in a spin class, you are strengthening your lower body to hike the Grand Canyon. When you spend 30 minutes walking the track or 55 minutes in sculpt class you are preparing your body for the hours of dancing you will do at your wedding. When you spend 55 minutes lifting in BodyPump or 45 minutes working out in the pool, you are helping your body build endurance so you can keep up with your kids or grandkids. When you spend 60 minutes in a yoga class or 45 minutes swimming laps you are clearing your mind and mentally preparing yourself for the workday. When you spend 60 minutes on a Pilates reformer or 20 minutes doing a MOD|608 video at home you are strengthening your core to prevent back pain and make spending hours in the garden possible. Most importantly, your time at Harbor should help you love your body and appreciate all it is capable of.
So how will you measure this year?
In cups of coffee?
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?
How about love?