Ramona’s Trainer: Don’t just make 1 resolution, make 8!

By Peter San Nicolas

‘The Eight F’s of Health’

I have put this topic in my column once before, but I think it’s worth another look for the new year.

I challenge you to take an inventory of your life and do what I call “The 8 F’s.” Take out a pen and paper and write down three things you can do to improve these critical areas.

Faith — What areas can you do better in your faith? Start with a daily devotional. Not a person of faith? Do this for me anyway. Stop and in the quiet of your heart ask to become a person of faith. Step out and don’t make yourself the end all be all authority for you, search for yourself, visit a local church and be open.

Family — Start a game or movie night with the family, go out on a date minimum once per month. Take your spouse out to lunch or show up at your child’s school for lunch. Start camping with the family.

Fitness — Do one thing this year to be healthier. Make a better bad choice. Pass on the burger and get a fried chicken sandwich; you’ll save 300 calories, and it’s a start. Go for a walk twice a week. Join a gym. I know a great one.

Finances — Do you spend what you make or more? Put a little away, and forgo instant gratification.

Friends — Do you have friends that build you up or tear you down? Jim Rohn, motivational speaker states, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” How are you doing in that arena of your life? It sounds harsh, but “You can’t fly with eagles when you hangout with turkeys.”

Function — Work and Career. How much do you love your job? Be thankful you have work right now, but if you can’t stand your job, make an exit strategy to do something you are really passionate about. Go back to night or online school to make this happen.

Fun — You must have an element of adventure or fun in your life. Take up a team sport, join a club, golf, craft or do whatever it is you love.

Future Legacy — What will you be remembered for? What family traditions and values are you instilling in your kids and those around you? What will the dash between the years on your headstone stand for? Your legacy starts now, not after you leave this earth.

Let’s make this new year a time that we take a strong look at the 8 Forms of Health (The 8 F’s) and resolve to stretch ourselves and make a commitment to be 1 percent better every day. Please visit my YouTube Channel and watch a special video I created just for this exercise. Just log on to YouTube.com and search Ramona Fitness.

Peter San Nicolas, owner of Ramona Fitness Center at 558 Main St., can be contacted at 760-789-3500 or www.ramonafitness.com.

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