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Change in Habits

The start of a new year new goals, new resolutions, a fresh start to try something new or improve on oneself.

Maybe we change habits that we do. Our lives change when our habits change for better or for worse, and they are one of the most powerful influences in our lives.

This year I had some new goals and resolutions, though I usually don’t make resolutions. I felt that since the past couple of years haven’t been smooth sailing, it was time for myself to start, to make a difference in myself and those around me. And changing my path as a personal trainer was definitely a different path. Though I have been active most of my life, I felt comfortable teaching others doing it, and it is my passion.

This time of year, I have gotten busy, working with the aging adult population either at their home or my studio, meeting new people almost daily. I talk with them about their life and goals and changes they want to make to help them feel better, a change they want to make, from losing weight to wanting to get off some of the medications they were taking. Having new health issues was another drive for them to change.

Praying and daily reading is another change I made, along with meditation. Just starting the new year with those three has already made an impact on my daily routine and how I feel on a day-to-day basis. Not that I wasn’t praying before, but it wasn’t as structured as it is now, and for the better.

There is so much uncertainty in life, so much that is beyond our circle of influence, but with our habits we get to exercise our God-given free will and shape our destiny. You are not only who and what you are today; your essence or being also includes who you are capable of becoming.

Rob Garza
Salem custodian and certified personal trainer at DROM Fitness

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