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Just in time for the new year, I present some very, very happy doggies sledding in the snow. I do this for two reasons.
Reason #1: This video makes me laugh and feel happy every time I watch it.
Reason #2: I’d like to talk with you about one of my favorite New Year’s Resolutions. This year, I’m going to resolve to get more happy, fabulous, fun and JOYFUL movement into my life. I want to move more just for the fun of it–sorta like these dogs are doing. I want to run and romp and play just because I can.
Because I ask you–do you think these dogs are calculating the number of calories they are burning? Do you think they are wearing fitness monitors that tell them if they are in their “target training zone”? Are they pulling out their iPhones to record their number of sets? NO! They are just running around, tongues hanging out, and having as much fun as possible before someone tells them they have to come inside.
Now let me be clear. There’s nothing wrong with tracking details of your exercise program if that makes you happy. By all means use whatever iPhone app or tracking program or digital device that makes you happy. Whatever works for YOU.
But as for me, I’m aiming for more playtime followed by grown-up nap time this year. I want to smell the seasons in the air and jump around and dance like a silly person and collapse with giggles. I hope to have as much fun with my exercise routine in 2013 as those guys in the video up there, and I hope you do to!
The Fat Chick
P.S. If you live anywhere near the LA area, you can join us for a super fun dance extravaganza on January 6. Details coming soon!
And it’s always fun to join us for our free live streaming workouts. They are starting back up this year on January 5 and will air Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 8:30–9:30 PST. Just go to this link to watch and dance with us LIVE!