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Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels: Jillian Michaels talks New Year's resolutions.
Michel Larsen and Tracy Talbert, Larsen & Talbert


Slow down ó thatís my priority, starting now. For as long as I can remember, Iíve been burning the candle at both ends. Iím not a person who waits for life to happen. Instead, I chase it. I know Iím never going to stop working hard ó I love what I do too much. But I also know that the frantic pace is starting to affect my health, and that maybe itís time I do the restorative and preventive things I tell everyone else to do ó like flexibility exercises, for example. I never had the patience for those, even though I have terrible balance and flexibility. But theyíre so important, especially as you get older. They help alignment, improve coordination and prevent knee and lower-back injuries, which are common with age.

I also plan to start meditating ó itís something Iíve flirted with over the years but never did seriously. Iím extremely high-strung. (Maybe youíve noticed?) Iím also prone to anxiety, which lately has been giving me stomach issues. Plus, I started getting stress-induced rosacea, which is so not cute. Iíve talked a million times about the benefits of meditating, but I never do it myself. I donít know how to take five, 10 or oh-my-God 15 minutes during the day to just stop and process my thoughts and breathe. But itís time to find that time, especially this year. I hope to expand my family, so I need to find balance and carve some calm into my chaos.

You have to slow down every once in a while and go to that yoga class or take a day off just because. Iíve definitely preached it, but now, for me, itís time to practice it.

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