**Joy Filled Life** **7 Simple Champagne Cocktails for the New Year**

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Dear Friends,

YES! I’ve already decided 2016 is going to be ridiculously AMAZING! One of my favorite fitness mentors, Autumn Calabrese posted this today and I’m all for it! Happy New Year and warm wishes dear family and friends for the coming year.

This morning I was wrapping gifts for our belated Christmas celebration. My daughters were with their in-laws this year, so it meant an extra long Christmas season for us. As I was getting the house ready, I watched a program that featured Diana Nyad. I was fortunate to hear her speak in person a few years ago at a Beach Body conference and I was inspired again today with her incredible story and her message.

For ten years (1969-1979), Diana Nyad was known as the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. In 1979, she stroked the then-longest swim in history, making the 102.5-mile journey from the island of Bimini (Bahamas) to Florida. She also broke numerous world records, including what had been a 50-year mark for circling Manhattan Island, setting the new time of 7 hrs 57 min. She is a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

At age 60, having not swum a stroke in decades, she began planning for her white whale of distance swims: the 110-mile ocean crossing between Cuba and Florida. She’d tried it once, in her 20s, and severe jellyfish attacks had defeated her then. Boxed jellyfish kill more people every year than sharks! She made another attempt in 2011 and finally succeeded in 2013 in her 5th attempt. It took her 53 hours! If you want to hear her amazing story, check out Diana Nyad: Never, every give up l TED Talk l TED.com.

I especially loved how Diana considers herself to NOW be in the prime of her life! I also love her inspiration to:

1. Never, ever give up!

2. Find a way!!

3. Live a beautiful life filled with JOY!!

As I look back on my year, there were successes, some setbacks, unexpected growth and frustrating failures. It was my BEST year ever! And I can’t wait for tomorrow and what is to come. I can’t wait to continue to build my business and serve others. I hope I can help you feel better and get stronger. I hope I can help you find a way to live your life healthier and happier! I look forward to our friendships and I can’t thank you enough for helping me live my dream and passion!

**For 2016 Couture Conditioning will continue to offer Custom Fit Boot Camp Monday thru Friday.

**Every Monday I will post a free Challenge for the week.

**Every Month I will share a “race” opportunity and free training calendar for runners and walkers, all levels.

**Every Month, or a few times a month, I will offer on-line fitness and weight loss groups with workouts, meal plans and recipes.

**Several times a month, I’ll share my fitness tips, my video’s and recipes on my blog!


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Much love,



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