Saturday, January 12, 2013
Planning to lose some weight in the new year? Here's how you can stay motivated.
A new year usually means new resolutions for most people. If one of your resolutions to lose a few pounds, get toned, or to be more active in general, you may need a little help getting started. Patch asked Pro MAXX Fitness personal trainer Rachel Martin for five tips to help you meet your fitness goals this year. Martin has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mary Washington and has experience as a year's worth of experience as a group instructor and personal trainer for Customs Fitness Concepts. She is also an assistant coach for the Langley High School women's varsity basketball team in McLean. Five Tips to Help Achieve Your Fitness Goals in 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Mount Vernon, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Mount Vernon to make it an even better place to live? What is on your Mount Vernon wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!
These online tools make it easy for you to keep track of your progress and provide accountability.
Some of the most common and traditional new year’s resolutions—losing weight, quitting smoking, getting those finances in order—are the most commonly broken. Keeping them may be a bit easier with some online assistance. No matter what resolution you’re working toward achieving, it’s important to make your goals specific and realistic, set intermediate goals to reward yourself along the way, and have a strong support network of people who know about your resolution and can help you keep it, according to Active.com. Here are a few websites you might want to look into as you resolve to make yourself a better person in 2013: Stikk.com has you to sign a contract with yourself and designate a referee to verify your progress online toward your …