My least favorite time at the gym is “New Years Resolution Time.” This is the time of year when the entire world decides to set goals and start going to the gym. Parking lots, locker rooms, machines and fitness classes are packed with newbies.
I don’t mind all the fresh, new faces or the crowded areas. After a few weeks they all seem to disappear anyways and things go back to “normal.”
What I don’t understand, is how many people choose to only workout that one time of year because someone started a tradition of picking January 1st as a good time to set goals and start training.
EVERYDAY IS A GOOD DAY TO SET GOALS AND TRAIN.
Don’t turn into a New Years Resolution Groupie. Don’t wait until January 1st, or after Valentines Day or after Labor Day to start conquering the world. Start now!
The first step is to decide what you are going to train for. Your workout needs to have a purpose. It doesn’t matter what the purpose is as long as you are working towards it. Your purpose could be serious or completely ridiculous.
Currently I am pounding the pavement and pumping iron for two reasons:
1. Jelly Bean Season- I want to enjoy all those wonderful Easter treats.
2. Tank Top Season- I am determined to become a pushup queen and have really toned arms for this summer.
Sure, I am going to be running a half marathon in May and a 10k in June but those races are not what motivate me right now.
My goals and purpose change all the time. That’s what keeps me motivated.
What are you training for:
- Loose Weight?
- Jelly Beans?
- Run a Marathon?
- Swimsuit Season?
- Maintain Weight?
I want to hear about your goals and purpose. Are they as crazy as mine?
P.S. I have some very exciting Lululemon news tomorrow so make sure you stop by