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Looking to achieve your personal goals in 2010 and improve your
self-confidence and relationships with others? Is your child having
difficulty communicating, walking or writing? Is their a lingering
injury that you would like to alleviate? Do you want to improve your
body’s strength and flexibility? Help is available right on the Key
thanks to the diverse services of Key Therapy’s professional team. For
a consultation, call 305.361.1166 or visit Key-Therapy.com.
Set your fitness routine in
motion with spinning, the
fun, low-impact workout
that crams the benefits of
cardiovascular activity and
weight training into one
(500+ per class!). Usually
held in a group setting (hello,
motivation!), you’re still able
to work at your own intensity.
The beginning of the year is always an important
time to set new goals. “New Year’s Resolutions” often
start with great excitement. Soon enough, however,
we revert to old habits and patterns. Setting goals
implies change. Change, especially if it contradicts
the grain of your personality style, is often difficult.
So how do we effectively set goals so that change
lasts? There are three key ingredients in setting
goals: specificity, desirability and difficulty. First,
ensure your overall goal is specific and measurable:
Say, “I will exercise and eat better this year,” rather
than, “I will have better health this year.” How
many times will you exercise weekly? How long
will you meditate for daily? It’s important to have
a way of objectively measuring your progress. Your
long-term goal (e.g. 9 months) should also have
short-term, proximal goals that serve as benchmarks
of your progress. These benchmarks are not only
tangible signs of your progress, but also serve as an
opportunity to slow down and accept and recognize
your progress. Remember, change cannot exist
without a healthy balance of stability and acceptance.
Secondly, make sure you actually want this goal.
Research shows we are more likely to reach our goals
when we are intrinsically motivated. Ask yourself
if you’re doing this for yourself, or if you’re trying
to satisfy somebody else’s expectations. Finally, it’s
important that your goal is difficult enough but that
it’s not going to over-challenge your current abilities
or under-challenge and bore you. You want to be
stimulated enough to encourage flow and progress.
› Bradley Kerschensteiner, LMFT,
received his Master of Arts in Integral
Counseling Psychology from the
California Institute of Integral
Studies in San Francisco. Currently
at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach, he
integrates a variety of therapeutic
approaches and is currently certified
in Eye Movement Desensitization
& Reprocessing (EMDR). For more
information, visit CanyonRanch.com.
“Our bodies are our gardens;
Our wills are our gardeners.”
— William Shakespeare
30 Roll Patrol
Replacing just one meal a day with
a healthy shake or smoothie can cut
out an extra 1-2 unnecessary servings
of solid foods that can pack on the
pounds. Just make sure to use fruits
that are naturally low in sugar.
If you have a couple of extra inches around
your midsection, suck it up and get ready
to stand more. Whether in public or
private, standing helps improve posture
and keeps you looking your slimmest no
matter where you are.
The average American woman believes she
will feel better about her body if she loses
15 pounds. Unfortunately, many of these
ladies starve themselves instead of toning
up with exercise. Experts agree: Toss the
scale and sweat more!