Wishing you a fit 
and healthy new year.

Happy New Year! Oh yes, it’s that time of year when people talk about getting into shape and losing those pounds they put on over the holiday season.

I have to say I’m among the crowd. No matter how hard I try, I always consume too much in November and December. There are just some things I can’t pass up, like a glass (or two or three) of homemade egg nog. Made from my grandfather’s recipe, it’s a family tradition that I savor every year.

Now it’s time to pay for indulging myself. Although I have to admit, I start my winter workout routine in December to at least try and get a head start. It’s funny. I always trudge down to the basement, dreading the first few days of my winter routine. But it doesn’t take long before I realize how much better I feel when I exercise regularly. It’s not like playing tennis or walking with my neighbors, which is what I do in the warmer months, but it really can be fun. I just crank up the music and go to it!

If you haven’t quite figured out what you want to do to improve your health and physique in this new year, you might get some ideas in this issue of Parker Lifestyle, which includes information on health and fitness.

I’d also like to invite you the Healthy Lifestyle Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 9 at Koko FitClub of Parker, 18671 Mainstreet.  Hosted by Parker Lifestyle, the celebration is designed to give you suggestions on ways you can actually enjoy getting healthier this year.

Publisher Kelly Veltrie and I hope to see you there!