ASHLEY SNODGRASS Hello fellow warriors! For those of you who don't know me, let me introduce myself. I have been at The Studio (MDR) since October of 2012 which makes me new enough to appreciate the transforming results of this work out and enough of a veteran to know this is truly a life changing fitness studio. Outside of the studio, I am an architect by day and spinning instructor by night. I am an all around fitness enthusiast, mother to the best dog on the planet (seriously), lulu guru, graphic artist, coffee addict, outdoors(wo)man and lately, a serious Pinterest pinning machine! I hail from a small farm town in Illinois and I moved to LA to become a USC Trojan and never found a reason to leave. Enough about me...

As we get into March, It's time to reevaluate our resolutions for 2013. February 7 was statistically proven as the most common "drop off day" for new year's resolutions. By March, almost 50% of us will have ditched our resolutions. Good news is, if you make it to the 6 month mark, you are extremely likely to endure the rest of the year!

If you are sticking with your resolutions at this point, job well done - stay strong! If not, maybe you need to put more purpose behind your goals or find motivation elsewhere. Don’t think simply: "I want to lose 5 pounds" or "drink more water every day" or "go to 4 classes per week instead of 3". Work towards these goals by putting the benefits in front of the absolute resolution. Think instead: “I want to lose 5 pounds because the fashion options in my existing closet will greatly improve” or “I will feel more energized by drinking more water every day” or “I really want to feel powerful and accomplished by conquering a killer workout 4 days a week rather than 3”.

What will it take for YOU to commit (or recommit) to your goals for the rest of the year? Figure out what it will take to "make your move" and make March your month to do so. After all, bikini season is right around the corner!

Commit to yourself and your health and live with these wise words - “Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.” – Jesse Jackson

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