You resolved to not make resolutions this year, so you’re just going to try to drop a few pounds, be kinder to people, drink less, donate more, spend more time with your family, and finish what you start. Easy enough.
Kick-start the casual efforts by getting mind and body in check.
Shake a Tail
You’ve never been one to look back, but your post-holiday booty is a sight to behold. Get whipped into shape with four or six weeks of Ultimate Bootcamp classes. They meet three or four days a week and are suitable for anyone who can handle a brisk mile-long walk.
Get out with the old with a seven-day herbal cleanse at Exhale Spa. The mild, ideal-for-newbies rinse includes nutritional counseling, hour-long massage, and all the mind-body classes you can handle. If you’re interested in purifying your mind (and leaving your colon alone), check out a class at Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, which offers drop-in sessions for first-timers and daylong retreats for meditation masters.
Your four-legged BFF lost his hourglass figure over the holidays. Get Fido slimmed down by signing up for midday dog-lover jaunts at Running the Pack. Your pooch can get the runaround for up to 45 minutes a day or, if he’s more interested in maintaining his life of leisure, a 30-minute walk.
Let’s leave the meals of cold toast, room-temperature coffee, and hot ramen in 2009, okay? Chef Gloria B will stock your fridge with healthful meals (mustard chicken with grapes, Greek shrimp with feta and oregano, whipped cauliflower), working with dietary restrictions. She’ll also take you on a stroll through your local grocery store to show you how to shop.
Really, it’s just the beginning.
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