Is it safe to go back to the gym?

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We are now in the middle of January. We have barely scratched the surface into a new year. We’ve gotten past January 17- ditch your resolution day . I think it is safe to go back to the gym.

 

There is probably no line for the treadmill, spin class is a little thinner, and you can find space in the locker room to change.

 

For the die hards, the New Year is tough time. You have to adjust your routine and schedule to welcome some new people to the world of working out.

 

2014 brings more than the bacchanalia of ringing in the new and saying goodbye to the old, it also brings the resolution of transforming into the new you. The person you have always wanted to be but needed the clean slate before you were ready to start.

 

The days leading up to flipping the calendar, daytime television and morning talk shows are filled with experts detailing exactly how to make your goals stick this year. After a night of celebrating and a day of recovery, with fervor you hit the gym and begin the transformation.

 

Hey, this is easy (but I have to wake up so early to get to the gym).

 

That run wasn’t too bad (but why do my legs hurt now).

 

My new workout clothes are so cute (but I don’t want them to get all sweaty).

 

Guess what happens at the start of a new year? We write a new date. We go back to work. Our kids go back to school. Our lives continue.

 

I’m rooting for everyone who is on a quest to become a new you. I wish it were as easy as spending a few days in the gym and then returning to your old habits.

 

As the excitement of 2014 wanes, the gym regulars are back to their routine. We’ll see you again next year; hopefully 2015 will be the year. We want to welcome you into the fold, we know it is hard, and we will be here when you are ready.

5 thoughts on “Is it safe to go back to the gym?

  1. I feel you on this. The new comers are great if they would only have the wherewithal to follow through. It is sad to have so many quitter and then to have then in mass is just like watching a house of cards. You appreciate the time and effort but it collapses at the slightest push.

    For all those that actually stick to it though, big ups.

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      • Funny that we were talking about this because I saw this meme today that said something to the effect of, making fun of fat people at the gym is like making fun of injured people in the hospital. It made me think of the annoyance caused by the resolutioners.

        I felt convicted, but then realized being bothered by them is more like shaking your head when you watch an injured person walk away as the doctor is trying to heal them. So I stopped feeling bad.

        Nutrition + Fitness = Health
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