I cannot say this enough. Tracy is a trainer that you can trust. Her Method delivers. Some days it will drive you crazy. It will. But you need to remind yourself that there is a Method to her madness. Every pun intended.
With that said, you can now relax knowing that one of your New Year's resolutions is being looked after. You no longer need to think about it. You do the practice daily and your dreams of a better body are all but yours. I promise. But three things have got to happen. You have to make the effort to generate the fairy dust. (for those of you who don't know, it's Tracy's way of saying sweat), you have to eat healthy, period! And you have got to learn to love yourself.
I mean it.
Tracy talks about perfection. Forget that. There is no perfect. She also talks about changing your genetics. I have to add a little asterisk to that statement. She is going to reshape you. There's no doubt about it. But she can't make you taller, you hear what I'm saying!? I am no longer bulging over the top of my jeans in a big old muffin top, but I certainly will never have a pencil-thin waist either. I am abcentric forever and for always.
But with a daily dose of mat work, it's under control.
She makes a promise to us -- that after two years, we start to own our transformation. You might be thinking whaaaaaat?! Two years! I thought it was just three months. This ain't a quick fix people, it's a lifestyle. Tell you what tho, this was my first Christmas ever that I didn't gain an ounce. My arms are still toned, my butt is still lifted (and that's saying a lot for a 41 year old ass I don't mind telling you) and my tummy is flat(ish). If you do this over and over and over, day after day, week after week, it's going to stick and the results do to.
So lets get to the most important and ONLY New Year's Resolution that you should be concerning yourself with this year shall we?
One of my BFF's, a woman who is perfection personified, the stunning and generous and warm hearted Stephanie, my real life hero, sent me a link today to a wonderful post. She sent it because I am practicing the virtue of Celebration this month and because she knows that I am working on my very own feeling of self-worth and I just had to pay it forward.
The post asked... What if the only resolution you make is to love yourself?
Think about it.
If you loved yourself more you’d probably…
Be kinder to yourself and others.
Spend your time and energy in ways that make you feel good.
Say no to things you really don’t want to do.
Say yes to the little voice inside that begs you to listen.
Give from your heart instead of from guilt and obligation.
Attract great experiences and opportunities into your life.
Take good care of your finances and your health.
Surround yourself with people who respect and adore you.
Now, isn’t it so much easier to focus the New Year on the one thing that will make the biggest difference in your life?
I love that. Here's a link to the post in case you want a life make-over (it looks fabulous btw)
I asked you to trust the Method. I say that Tracy is a trainer that you can trust. If you don't want to take it from her, take it from me. I am in no way affiliated with the Tracy Anderson Method, other than being a devoted practitioner of said Method. I have been doing this for over two years now. Yes, I gained back half the weight I lost once I'd moved on to Continuity, but guess what? I lost it again and have kept it off since September. I am stronger and leaner than I have ever been and I am really learning to love myself and appreciate my strengths and my uniqueness in the world.
I'm saying this so that you can relax a little bit. Do the work you need to do, make the effort in the areas that need your attention (diet or being more active or carving time into your schedule for both), and then relax and start appreciating that you are fantastic. You're wonderful. You're totally awesome and you are more beautiful than you know.
I'm saying this year....
And finally, for my lovely girl Tricia...