January 5th, 2015
2015 is here and as it rolls into its first full week, one tradition is happily rolling along with it: The annual New Year’s resolutions. Every year we make them, and for most of us, we break them within the first month. But maybe that’s because we don’t have a game plan! That’s why we’ve decided to put together a Marina del Rey strategy to help you succeed with the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Are you ready? Here we go!
RESOLUTION 1: LOSE WEIGHT
Losing a few pounds after the holidays is so easy when you live in the Marina! First, head up to Rainbow Acres Natural Foods for some healthy groceries and then make a daily plan to walk or ride your bike around town (aka: Walk on the beach, walk through the park or check out the MDR Walking Guide for more walking ideas). It sounds so basic, but the right foods and a 45-minute brisk stroll can do wonders for your body and mind.
RESOLUTION 2: VOLUNTEER
According the USA.Gov, volunteering to help others is high on the list of top resolutions. There are tons of volunteer opportunities in our area from helping Forte Animal Rescue with a number of needs to helping kids see their potential through the LifeSail team.
RESOLUTION 3: GET FIT
Losing weight is one thing, but getting in prime shape is a whole other resolution challenge. Oh boy, does Marina del Rey have opportunities to make that one happen! Check out Morning Crunch Boot Camp and whip your body into shape in five hard-core weeks. If you want a less high-impact fitness routine, do some hot yoga at Bikram Yoga or build long, lean muscles with the ballet-inspired Bar Method.
RESOLUTION 4: EAT HEALTHIER FOOD
With our fabulous restaurants and grocery stores, this one is a breeze to keep in Marina del Rey. As mentioned above, Rainbow Acres Natural Foods is a terrific spot to find fresh, organic, healthy groceries and there’s also a great Whole Foods in Venice. If you’re into eating out, you can find healthy options pretty much anywhere in the Marina—try a simple grilled salmon at the Chart House, head to Tony P’s for their Healthy Choice Char-Broiled Chicken Breast Platter or for vegans, try Kale Chips and the Red Quinoa Bowl at Cast & Plow at the Ritz Carlton.
RESOLUTION 5: MAKE A HOME-MOVE
The “move” resolution can be a biggie and if you’re not already living the Marina del Rey lifestyle, take our word for it—it doesn’t get better than this (especially if you live right by the water!). There are some amazing apartment communities around town so if you’re ready—take a looksee and make it happen.
Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions for 2015? Let us know what they are!