have a disability, look for adapted athletic teams or aerobics classes in your community that are specifically designed for you. Many cities have fun options like rugby and even adaptive skiing. Yoga can also be helpful for both physical and mental health. Instructors will encourage you to adapt poses as needed for your personal health and comfort. Remember to ease into a new routine and start slow. NOT FOR YOU? Feels Less Like Work and More Like Play When you’re tired at the end of the day, it’s tempting to skip out on your workout. Avoid that by making it easy to go to the gym, and consider making exercise the first part of your day. Look for facilities on your commute, near your work, or close to home. If it’s easy to get there, you’ll be more likely to go. SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS. You love to go to that 5:30 p.m. boot camp class, but it’s right in the middle of your daughter’s dance practice. Getting to the gym is half the battle, so make it easier on yourself by preparing in advance. Find a facility with a schedule that easily fits yours. If you’re planning to work out in the morning, set your clothes out the night before and choose an energetic song for your alarm. If there’s a class after work, leave an extra set of gym clothes at your office so you’ll never have an excuse not to go. CHOOSE AN EXERCISE ROUTINE THAT FEELS LIKE FUN. Remember when you would run around the playground or kick a soccer ball for hours on end? You were never aware of the time, and you got a good workout. Revert back to your childhood ways this year to get your fitness in order. You could join a local rec team or just gather a group of friends to go try something new, like rock climbing. IGHT For Hannah, it was clear from her first encounter with our firm that this was the perfect fit. She met with Hillary, and “We hit it off,” Hannah says. Their conversation went beyond just work; they talked about family, life, and everything in between. Based on that first conversation, Hannah shares, “It felt like a great place to be employed.” Hannah Is Here to Lend an Ear “I love what I do,” Hannah says. “One of the best things about it is helping clients who are in a hard season of life. All it takes is a second, and life gets flipped around. A lot of my job is to see how our clients are doing. I call as often as they need just to check in and see if they’re feeling seen and heard by their doctor. I’m here for their questions and concerns. I really love getting to do that — being an ear for them to talk to.” Outside of work, Hannah loves being with her family and spending time with them. She enjoys doing home decor projects, and music is a creative outlet for her, as well. “I sing and play a couple different instruments,” Hannah says. She plays the piano and taught herself to play the guitar. MAKE YOUR WORKOUT AN UNAVOIDABLE PART OF YOUR DAY. In the last several months, she’s found that to be true, and she’s also realized just how much she enjoys her role here.
Simple Pancakes From Scratch
Inspired by The New York Times
• 2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 tsp baking powder • 1/4 tsp salt • 1 tbsp sugar, optional • 2 eggs • 1 3/4 cups milk • Unsalted butter or canola oil, to grease skillet
1. Heat a griddle or skillet to medium-low. 2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
(including sugar if you like a sweeter pancake). In a separate bowl, beat eggs into milk. Gently stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ones. Mix only until flour is moistened. Clumps are fine. 3. Add some butter or oil to the skillet. If the butter foams or oil shimmers, the temperature is correct. Pour in a pancake of any size, cooking until bubbles form, about 2–4 minutes. 4. Flip and cook other side for 2–4 minutes. Serve warm.
While Hannah’s favorite song constantly changes, right now she’s pretty into the “Frozen II” soundtrack.
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