New Year’s Resolutions! Have you made any yet?
The first one that most of us make is to lose the extra pounds we added during the holidays. This generally includes the promise to begin, or get back to an exercise program.
Fitness facilities add more classes to accomodate the New Year’s rush. I will be teaching an extra class from January to March, in an effort to avoid the fights that erupt from cycling class overflow, and not enough bikes for everyone.
Why March? Because, this is when these enthusiasts burn out or lose interest. They never seem to get that fitness is a lifestyle, not a quick fix.
It takes commitment to get and stay in shape and most of us simply are not willing to make the effort required. We have a mindset that exercising consumes vast amounts of time, and isn’t fun. This is so far from the truth.
I believe that one reason we don’t commit is that we aren’t doing activities that we enjoy. Let’s face it, if we don’t like it, we aren’t going to do it. So, the key is to find something that we can sink our teeth into, figuratively speaking, and get moving. It doesn’t have to include walking on a treadmill, or using other machines. It can be dancing to your favorite tunes, swimming, callisthenics, anything that gets you off your seat and on your feet.
Watch for future blogs that will include some Get Fit Tips.
Happy New Year!