Did you participate in National Dance Day last Saturday? Oh what? You didn’t know? Shame on you 🙂
Well now you know. Nigel Lythgoe from the popular show So You Think You Can Dance started this trend 5 years ago and it has grown into an iconic annual celebration. The purpose is to encourage people to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity. It really is so much fun too! You can learn to appreciate your body and understand what it can do for you while having BIG TIME FUN!
We have held big celebrations on this day in all parts of the country. In fact, it’s a worldwide event now. Next year I will keep you informed beforehand so you can participate, explore and have fun with us. But for now, you can still try and learn this year’s routine and do it throughout the year — so next year you will be even more ready for new stuff. It will challenge your body and your brain.
Here’s what happens. Team captains on the show demonstrate a dance routine for you to learn and on National Dance Day everyone gets together and does it. It’s similar to a flash mob, only in this case we really show up to party and keep you in the mood of moving your body on a regular basis.
This weekend’s competition was amazing! Thank you to all my supporters who came out.
This was a huge National Competition and it has grown immensely in the three years since I last competed, but at 63 I still pulled out 2nd place at this huge event. It has undoubtedly inspired me to keep going, work harder — and be stronger — to be an even better me!
I may not get first every time, but every time I learn something new, grow as an individual and I am happy with how far I’ve come.
My message to YOU is… Believe you can achieve your goals and capture your dreams if you strive to be better no matter what your age, what problems you’ve faced or what obstacles stand in your way. Dare to risk that which you feel impossible and be rewarded handsomely!
Whether you are over 40 or under, on average you are bound to put on the pounds due to the overabundance of processed foods and fast foods that make it easy for most people to gain weight these days. Unhealthy food choices and lack of exercise further complicate the process. After 40 many other things (such as hormones, etc.) unique to the aging process contribute to weight gain and is the root cause of most women’s frustration about the weight loss process.
The average American still lives a very sedentary lifestyle and as a result carries around poor body image and low self-esteem because of it. Gaining weight is a process that happens over a gradual amount of time so it is no secret that it takes time to lose it as well.
Understanding the process is important for your success. Understanding how to begin your journey is also important. So let me help you with that. Keep in mind however, that since everyone has a different lifestyle and body makeup, you may need to know more specific information as time goes on to help you progress to the next level.
Wendy’s Fit Fax Tips!
If you are looking to make a long-term change in your life I recommend that you begin your journey with these five basic guidelines to get on the right track.
Start out slowly and introduce one healthy habit into your life at a time
Prepare sound nutrition for your body type – Seek a professional for guidance
Participate in fun activity daily
A reasonable approach seeks to lose a steady amount of weight over a gradual amount of time. In this way the body is able to maintain health and slowly use its stored fuel without feeling like it is being starved.
Be kind to your body by staying proactive with health issues
* Don’t forget to see your doctor yearly and before beginning any exercise program * And Remember slow steady progress is the way to permanent weight loss and a healthy body.
Do you have a weight loss story? If so, I want to hear about it!