Resolutions, out.
Healthy lifestyle, in.

Happy New Year, South Fulton! I’m going to forego the resolutions list this year. Instead, I think I’ll take the first steps toward these simple lifestyle changes:

1. Be healthy.

2. Choose happiness.

These are two choices I think we could all use a bit more of in our daily lives. While simply stated, each of us could use some help to getting (re)started. In this fitness themed issue, our staff has taken great care to focus on not only physical fitness, but also mental and spiritual wellness. If variety is the spice of life, we have a mix of sports and recreational options that will liven up any routine. One might just ignite your passion or suit your fancy. Then, once you’ve worked up an appetite, we’ll introduce you to some healthy eating alternatives plucked right from our own backyard.  You’ll find feature on Leslie Zinn of Arden’s Garden, plus yummy healthful recipes and inspiration from Blake to start working on a new you by making good choices in the kitchen.

At the Faith Hope Love Mom conference recently, I was inspired toward my lifestyle changes by radio personality Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s Flipping Virgins. Sherrod addressed the topic of finding balance as a mom, bringing awareness to mental health, depression and domestic violence, and relying on faith in the darkest of times.  Sherrod is also the author of Keep Calm. It’s Just Real Estate.

Crossfit or triathlons, golf or tennis, find something that exhilarates and renews your spirit!  The new year is here and so are new beginnings!