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.