I hope you are not feeling sad because you think the holidays are over because they are not! It seems like everyone forgets that just a few days after Christmas many of us get yet another day off of work, and excuse to dress up, and a special meal to share with loved ones….New Year’s!!!
Though this is my first New Year’s on my own, I am still excited for the hype and hoopla!
New Year’s Resolutions
My take on New Year’s resolutions may not exactly be shared by of well, lots of people.
January is my absolute LEAST favorite time of the year to go to the gym. I think you see where this is going…
Yes, it gets ridiculously crowded, but that has nothing to do with my January gym ick. In fact, I LOVE a hustling, bustling gym, it pumps up the energy and means new friends! What irks me is that so many of the bright, shining with sweat, faces I see will, “poof be gone” come March.
Always the eternal optimist, sometimes too much so for my own good, New Year’s Resolutions have always struck me more as excuses than goals.
If you want to make a positive change in you life say, run a 5k, why in the gosh darn world are you going to wait 5 days, a week, a month for January 1st to roll around? Whatever your resolution is, chances are it is for a healthier, better life for you and your loved ones. You deserve to start reaping the benefits today!
Setting a “start date” of January 1st seems like and excuse to continue a less than optimal behavior. Don’t set yourself up for failure, you’re too awesome for that!
So drop that chip, exit our of this browser, and kick on some running shoes. When you are tempted to hit snooze on that early morning workout, just remember,
In the spirit of achieving goals
Please, please, please, read this article from the Wall Street Journal, 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym .
I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites to share:
4. No one in the history of gyms has ever lost a pound while reading "The New Yorker" and slowly pedaling a recumbent bicycle. No one.
12. Nope, that’s not a "recovery energy bar with antioxidant dark chocolate." That’s a chocolate bar.
14. You can take 10 Minute Abs, 20 Minute Abs, and 30 Minute Abs. There is also Stop Eating Pizza and Eating Sheet Cake Abs—but that’s super tough!
19. If a gym class is going to be effective, it’s hard. If you’re relaxed and enjoying yourself, you’re at brunch.
Ha! They’re funny because they’re true!
I was reminded of one of the best day’s of any year today at work. Sadly, gone were the Christmas cookies, cakes, and other treats, thankfully, someone had the forethought to wean me off of my constant sugar fix with…..
Leftover Halloween candy! Don’t give me that look, it’s not like it hasn’t been sitting on a shelf for the past two years anyways . This Halloween candy was particularly exciting, however, because it was Pumpkin flavored!
Someone please tell me how I have never come across this before? I’ll be honest, taste wise, the pumpkin flavor was pretty mild, but really, who would complain about Reese’s?
Are you a fan of New Year’s Resolutions?
Ever had pumpkin Reese’s?
What was your favorite rule of Conquering the Gym?