Word for 2023…


Quick announcement… January is Fat Burning Month in the ReShape app, and it will be available in just 2 days! I’m so EXCITED to show you how it can set you up for success when it comes to wellness and weight loss for the New Year.

The countdown is on…48 hours until the clock strikes midnight and the 2023 ball drops! 

For the new year, think of a word that represents your vision for the new year as it relates to fitness. 

My word for 2023 is… playful.

This is an aspect of fitness we sometimes overlook. Think back to times when the feeling of playful fitness was simply full of so many great adventures. Time passes, though, and fun, carefree days give way to practical, survival-oriented concerns.

Here’s a typical scenario I hear, although we each have our own version….

You get busy with your career, you get married, you focus on buying a house and making it a home. You’re perpetually short on time, drained of energy; as a result you become less active, perhaps putting on a few pounds, then a few more. Meanwhile, you start developing a repertoire of stress-related symptoms such as stomach pain, back pain, or insomnia.

Before you know it, you can’t get out the door to exercise without your coffee, can’t fall asleep without a glass of wine, can’t climb to the top of that little hill to watch the sunset. This is how you start to drift out of playful fitness.

Life marches on.

Eventually, kids arrive, you hit problems in your marriage, you worry about your aging parents. Maybe you find yourself, as I did, dealing with a physically or mentally ill family member. Suddenly, you’re a full-service caretaker.

And what happens?

That free, playful spirit—that creative energy that used to dance and sing through your arms, your legs, your hips, your smile—begins to fade. Instead of finding expression through your body, it’s trapped there and forgotten.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Think about a time when you felt comfortable in your body, and life felt fun and free.  It’s almost as though a line is drawn between that free-spirited, movement and enjoyment of the world . . . and becoming a responsible member of society. 

Many of us get to an age where it feels like you go to look up a favorite recipe and find the page missing. And you ask yourself… How did I ever create that energy? Would I ever feel that spark, that aliveness, again?

The answer is… yes, you can. 

Whatever your intentions are for 2023, I’m dedicated to supporting you in your journey.