New Year’s Goals

Aloha RUn long Beach 2016, run for Honor Flight for veterans, Aileen Brazeau runs for charity

We finished and got the medals to prove it

Over the past couple of years I have been much more conscious of how I eat and exercise. Not that I have ever really been very lax with my eating and workouts, but I have been trying to be more proactive. It seems as we age it gets easier to fall into a trap of, oh gosh, I am getting older, I don’t have as much energy as I used to, and to just give up.

From working with so many Seniors in my business at San Clemente Villas, I see the difference between people who give up, and the people who keep on working towards fitness. There is a difference, believe me. Now, don’t get me wrong. Most people can’t do the same level of intensity in their exercise routines as they did in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s, but you can ALWAYS do something. Walking, working out with weights, swimming and yoga are some things that most of us can do all of our lives. But if even doing those things is too strenuous, then walking in the pool and stretching, and working with very light weights will still help to keep your strength up.

For myself, I have added some 5k’s and participating in a walking group, to my regular training schedule. And food choices which involve more vegetables. Vegetables, it turns out, are better for us than eating too much meat, and they are way better for us than too much processed food.

If you have just one resolution that you keep this year, it should be this, just do a little better than you did last year, at taking care of yourself. Say no to the bad for you choices a little more often. Get out and feel the fresh air on your face, walk around your neighborhood and say hi.

Here’s my hope for all of us in 2017. Take care of yourselves, your loved ones, and be kind to one another.


Aileen Brazeau

San clemente Business woman, Senior assisted living


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