The new year is fast approaching. Many look at this as a time to set new goals or resolutions. You want to run faster, lose weight, gain muscle, wake up earlier, buy a house, etc. Then we have those who scoff at resolutioners saying don’t wait for the new year, start now, don’t wait, it gives false hope, etc.
Both of you are right and both of you are wrong. If New Years Resolutions work for you? Do it! If they don’t? Start when you are ready, don’t wait. We each deal with things differently. Instead of knocking what the other is or is not doing, let’s simply support each other in our goals all year long.
As for you gym goers. Frustrated when the gyms fill up in January? Anxious to see February roll around to get back your favorite treadmill? How about this year, you welcome the resolutioners who are committing to health. Say hello, ask how their training is going, interact. You might not remember what it is like to be the newbie at the gym, but I still do. It sucks. Even when you are a gym goer and start a new gym it sucks. People struggle enough to get in the door. Let’s keep them coming in the door all year long.
At the end of the day, whether your goals are fitness related or not, whether they start with the new year or not, I hope one of your goals this year is to do more of what makes you happy.