It’s that time of year when everyone feels compelled to examine their lives, goal set, plan, and re-prioritize in the hopes of making a change for the better. We Prime Males are not exempt from this behavior and as such we can really use this time to make a positive change for the better. Hey, you don’t have to hit the ground running on January 1, you just need to hit the ground and begin to move ahead. Take some time to assess and reassess your life and determine things that work and things that don’t work.Take stock of your thoughts and actions and remember those are basically the only things that we really have any control over.

If you want to start the New Year off with an updated and re-energized plan to improve your fitness level and wellness outlook begin first by being realistic and coming up with a realistic game plan on just how to do that. Starting a new fitness regime takes time to not only first establish the healthy habit but also time to achieve your goal – no matter what that is. What’s important here is that what you are really trying to do is to establish a healthy lifestyle plan for the rest of your life, not a short-term fix which ends up letting you down. Focus and be realistic.

My Fitness and wellness advice is to first focus on improving your physical function in your daily life. Functioning well as a human being – whether you walking, sitting,standing, driving a car can add years to your life and take years off your outlook. I digress here to a quote by Joseph Pilates on his interpretation of physical fitness. ‘…the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure’.

Be patient and be persistent in your goals – as they say Rome was not built in a day. Realize that you may take a step back here or there but as long as you are persistent you will always be moving forward. And remember to take the time to not only exercise your body, but also your mind. Go on, move ahead – after all what have you got to lose!