Our Y is hosting it's annual Membership Month. Lots of activity, information, and an opportunity to sign-up with the joining fee waived today and throughout the month of January.

While the Y has been about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility for over 160 years in the USA; I have personally made an increased effort over the past sixteen weeks to be mindful of what I eat while exercising more for the health of it.

The results have been pleasing - and noticeable on a number of fronts.

I now weigh thirty pounds less and have knocked several notches off my belt line. In addition to simply feeling better, it's always affirming to have others acknowledge the progress. On January 5, I survived three hours of our Y's Zambastic Zumbathon. Sixteen weeks ago, there was no way I could lasted three minutes. The next day, several of our Forever Fit (and considerably younger) Dream Team Y Staff commented how impressed they were that I not only made it the entire time, but that I tried.

Fifteen weeks ago, what made me try was a documentary I watched on Netflix called Forks Over Knives. Reinforcement came in the form of Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, and later Food Inc. For you, the motivator might come from something you see or hear when you visit during Membership Month.

Consider visiting today to find out how you can improve your body, mind, and spirit by becoming a member at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA - for the HEALTH of it!