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5 New Year Resolutions Ideas for a Happier & Healthier New Year

Resolution to Lifestyle

No Matter The Day - It Will Be Music2YourFeet!
-Denise Bryant, Founder


If you join us - You will love us!

It's a new year and many of us feel determined to set new goals. But as it gets deeper into the new year, you may find it harder to stick to them. “When setting your resolution, keep in mind that the only one that is truly committed to your success is you,” says Jumaah Goldberg, DPT, creator of Mind Your Damn Fitness. “In fact, research has shown that people who are internally motivated are more likely to stick to a task, invest more time in that task, and be more successful at that task. Stop worrying about what other people think you should be doing and create resolutions based on what is most important to you!”

Jonathan Aluzas, a NASM-certified personal trainer and owner of Arena Fitness in Los Angeles, says that small, incremental improvements go a long way. "When you add them up, incremental improvements are incredibly powerful. If you can improve by one percent per week over the span of a year, that's a 67 percent annual improvement, which is quite amazing."

Try these 5 ideas that will transform your resolution to a lifestyle.

Set one goal per month.

In January, try to eliminate added sugars and in February limit alcohol. “At the end of the month, reflect on what worked and what didn't. Become your own mentor for improvements you want to make.

Create a workout calendar.

To make your plan more concrete, plot it out on paper, recommends Anna Kaiser, a celebrity trainer in New York City and the founder of the growing fitness franchise AKT fitness boutiques.

“Set up a workout calendar to write your activity, length and location for each day of your program. Every time you complete a work out, add a gold star or a sticker on that day to help track and visually see the progress that you are making,” Kaiser says.

For even bigger benefits and more motivation, tack on a reward, too. “When you reach 10 stars, give yourself a non-food ‘prize’ like a manicure, pedicure or massage so that you can celebrate the work you’ve accomplished.”

Track your time and water intake.

If you find your energy is lagging come mid-afternoon, do an H2O check before snacking. You might just be thirsty, says Maya F. Bach, MPH, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Chicago, Illinois.

“If you're struggling to drink water throughout the day, start your morning with a glass, also pack a refillable water bottle to carry around throughout the day. Consider rotate in sparkling or infused waters if you’re craving a change of pace, Try this schedule, after that first-thing-in-the-morning glass, set a countdown timer for three hours on your phone—and make it recurring. When the alarm sounds, drink 20 ounces of water if you haven’t done so already since the last time it rang.

Make lunch your biggest meal of the day.

For health benefits without cutting calories, shift more of your caloric intake to the daytime. Start with a nutritious breakfast and eat your largest meal at midday.

“Metabolism is tied to our circadian rhythm, so insulin sensitivity decreases overnight as growth hormone and cellular repair takes priority. Research shows that a meal eaten late at night causes blood sugar to increase more than the same meal consumed earlier. Over time, these spikes can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes,” Nancy Woodbury, RD, a registered dietitian and the owner of Nancy Woodbury Nutrition in Boca Raton, Florida.Woodbury says.

Make fit friends.

“Accountability is huge! We all need support while creating new habits,” says Tara Nicolas, a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and Fhitting Room FHIT Pro in New York City. Share your micro resolution to your loved ones so they can check in, and if possible, find a buddy who has already accomplished your goal and see if they have any advice.”

Join us you will love us! Music2YourFeet is not just about line dance classes. We workout together and play together. Whether it's a social event (which usually involves dancing) our an outing to a local event get we are all working together to help one another have a happier and healthier life.

Here's to your Health in 2020!

Source: Prevention Magazine


Denise's Corner

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Thank you to all who attended our 6th Annual Line Dance Holiday Party, Have a Safe Happy & Prosperous New Year

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Music2yourfeet line dance is coming to Huntington Community Center/Old Antique Bowie!

Beginners and Seniors, but all are welcome....come out for some fun and exercise, no experience necessary...every Monday at 1:00, see you there, starting Monday, January 6th, 2020

When: Mondays 1:00-2:00, $5 drop in
Where: 13022 8th Street, Bowie, Md.

Click here to view Music2YourFeet YouTube Channel Videos

Lake Arbor Community Center
10100 Lake Arbor Way,
Mitchellville, Md. 20721
Calling all Beginners & Seniors, come out for some fun and exercise with Denise

Huntington Community Center
13022 8th Street Bowie, MD
1:00pm - 2:00pm
$5 drop in

Cedar Heights Community Center
1200 Glen Willow Drive
Seat Pleasant, MD
$6, Intermediate

Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd,
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
$20 for residents and $24 for Non-residents. $5 drop in fee.

Good Luck Community Ctr.
8601 Good Luck Rd,
Lanham, Md. 20706

Note: No senior line dance class at Good Luck Community Center on January 24th, I'll be attending the UC Star Awards in Baltimore, Md.

Ceder Heights Community Center
1200 Glen Willow Dr,
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Senior Day
Good Luck Community Center (on-going)
8601 Good Luck Rd Lanham, Md.
Seniors 60+ FREE, under 60 yrs. Old $6

Music2YourFeet Private Lessons Available


DMV Monthly Dance Socials

First Sunday of Each Month Sunday Line Dance Social -
at Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, Md. 3pm - 7pm $6 for Res & Non-Res.

First Friday Line Dance Socials with April Love Jones Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 6pm-9:30pm includes light refreshments, $5 resident $6 non resident

First and Third Friday Delight featuring DJ Zone @ VFW Post 7916 (upstairs), 204 Mill Street Occoquan, Va 22125. Time: 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM. Cost: $10. Open dancing, Cash Bar, Bring your own Food or purchase from the VFW. Follow DJ Zone on Facebook under Vincent Price and join my DJ Zone Status Group for other events and dates.

First Saturday of Each Month - Toast it Up Productions - Shut Up & Dance, 1:00-5:00pm, Elk's Lodge, 7350 Temple Hills, Md. BYOF, $7.00

Third Saturday of Each Month S.O.S. (Seniors On Step) line dance social; 6:00-10:00pm; Cost: Free; BYOFood & beverage (no alcohol permitted)
Kingstowne Community Center for Active Adults, 6488 Landsdowne Centre Drive, Alexandria, VA 22315.

Every Second Friday, $5 6p-9p. Learn the latest line dances with Peytrienne! All are welcome, water provided, Soul Line & Hand dance Party, White Oak Community Center, 1700 April Lane Silver Spring, Md. 20904

Every Sunday
Elks Lodge of Camp Springs 7350 Temple Hills Rd Temple Hills Md, Hand Dance, Bop, Line Dance & more 6p-10p

Every Tuesday of the Month (except during early voting and election weeks) DMV Tuesday Dance Vibe
VFW Post 8950
8950 Goodluck Rd Lanham MD, $6
Hand Dance, Bop, Line Dance & more 6p-10p

Fourth Friday of the Month - Style & Rhythm, 4th Friday social ,$5, Ridgley's Run Community Ctr. 8400 Mission Road, Jessup, Md.


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About Music2YourFeet

Denise's "Music2YourFeet" Line Dancing provides you with the opportunity to exercise socialize and have fun - all in one setting. Break the monotony of a long day at work, (evening classes); get mid-day relief to an otherwise stressful day (lunch time classes); Relax after a long work week (weekend classes); or one-on-one personal service (private classes, no matter the day, it will be music2yourfeet

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Upcoming Events

January 2020

▪ Jan 24 - 2020 UC Star Awards
12 PM · Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 300 Light St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Click here for details
Jan 24 - 2020 UC Star Awards
12 PM · Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 300 Light St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Click here for details

February 2020

▪ Feb 1 - Pre Superbowl Party - Melodye Robinson w/DJ Wilda beast , Accokeek FD, 16111 Livingston Road, Accokeek, MD, $20 BYOF Refreshments while they last, 50/50 - Wear your team colors or jerseys! We have some tickets. Meloyde 301 503-1108, Lawanda G. 301 538-6400, Erica, 301 538-6101, Sonia, 301 980-0982
Feb 1 - Pre Superbowl Party - Melodye Robinson w/DJ Wilda beast , Accokeek FD, 16111 Livingston Road, Accokeek, MD, $20 BYOF Refreshments while they last, 50/50 - Wear your team colors or jerseys! We have some tickets. Meloyde 301 503-1108, Lawanda G. 301 538-6400, Erica, 301 538-6101, Sonia, 301 980-0982
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