Get Out, Get Moving




I’m going to start this post off with a little secret about me; I have yet to start on my New Year’s Resolutions. You know what? I bet you do too. If you’re on a roll and going strong, then that is awesome, I envy your self-discipline, you go Glen Co-Co! Now, I’m going to let you in on another secret about me; I’m a firm believer in all of the cliché phrases we know and love, or make fun of. One cliché I’ve been thinking about as we quickly approach the spring season is “it’s better late than never.” With that being said, I’m here to tell you how we can begin our New Year’s Resolutions in March.

I’ve known it has been time to start exercising for some time now, but I finally got myself in gear this past weekend when the weather was perfect outside. I called my boyfriend, who has been trying to get me to be active with him for months, and I told him I wanted to play tennis. Within minutes we found ourselves at everyone’s favorite store, known as Target, spending about twenty-five dollars on a racket and tennis balls. About an hour later I found myself exhausted from just a few matches. My arm muscles were sore, I was sweating, and parched, but for some reason I didn’t feel miserable like some workouts seem to be. I’m not telling you this because I’m well on my way to be the next Serena Williams, but to open your eyes to an exhilarating activity. I haven’t played tennis in years, and now I’m excited, refreshed, and hooked.2014 Brisbane International - Day 7

My resolution way back when was to make more health-conscious decisions, bettering my wellbeing. Referring to my previous statement, it’s better late than never! Tennis, golf, recreational basketball, yoga, hiking, gardening, photography, whatever else floats your boat, they’re all good for the soul, so I encourage you to check out all of the wonderful parks and recreational areas Wilmington has to offer this spring. 

-Laiken McManigal