In years past, my response to the above question has always been, “Sleeping in.” After all, like many around the world, I’ve spent many a December 31st out well past midnight, ringing in the New Year with a few cocktails.
I’m still planning to go out and celebrate this year, but I won’t be imbibing or staying out super late for two reasons: 1) I’m expecting my second little one in June and partying to the wee morning hours is just not part of my lifestyle these days; and 2) I’m participating in the Commitment Day fun run/walk in downtown Minneapolis on New Year’s morning.
While I’m obviously thrilled about the first reason, I’m also very excited about the second. I’ll be joining most of my fellow Experience Life team members, as well of thousands of other folks in the Twin Cities and across the country, in showing my commitment to living healthier in 2013 and beyond.
Presented by Life Time Fitness, the healthy way of life company AND Experience Life‘s parent organization/publisher, Commitment Day is a nationwide initiative created to inspire healthier choices and behaviors both in the short and long term. Run/walk events will be happening simultaneously in 30-plus cities across the country, with people of all ages and fitness levels participating. (As long as it’s not below zero here in Minnesota, I’ll be pushing my 2-year-old in the BOB!) It’s going to be one of the largest fitness movements to date, and I’m pretty darn excited to be part of it.
With that in mind, I invite you to join the Experience Life team and myself in partaking in the first annual Commitment Day — whether you’re here in the Twin Cities or not (we’ll also have team members representing in Chicago and New York)! Not near a race location? Lace up those sneakers anyway and join us in spirit: It’s all about taking a proactive stand for your health.
To learn more, to register, or to simply share your healthy-living commitments, visit www.commitmentday.com. I hope to see you there!