I might be jumping the gun a little on the New Year’s Resolution Speech but there’s good reason…I think you should start now. If your resolution has anything to do with fitness, my recommendation is to find your rhythm now. Here’s why:
1. Avoid the Gym Madness – Because everyone is joining the gym in January, the place is cramped and can be overwhelming. By signing up now or at least making it a priority to get back in there before the new year, it gives you time to get reacquainted with your favorite exercises without having someone breathing down your neck. Then when the all come scurrying back, you’ll be the seasoned vet. (I love that feeling) and don’t worry, they’ll be done in a month and you’ll still be going strong.
2. Adding Structure to Chaos – I know, I get it…life is crazy right now but even more of a reason to challenge yourself to squeeze it in. I don’t care if it’s a 20 minute walk or 1 hour sweat session teaching yourself to make the time during the holidays will give you the confidence needed to be successful all year. If you can do it during the holidays you can do it anytime.
3. Provides a Boost To the Metabolism – Don’t lie, most of us indulge a little more during this time of year. I’m not telling you change. What I am telling you is why not burn a few extra calories? My general rule of thumb is 10 of jogging burns 100 calories. Now that’s not an exact science but it’s enough to help you figure out how much you’ll have to do to burn off that extra piece of cheesecake.
Hopefully, that’s motivating you enough to give it a try. I’ll be doing the same. Just to be completely honest, I’m working with a lot of constraints too…a VERY demanding job, graduate school, holiday prep activities, shopping, planning a charity 10k and all the other things that have to be done. It will be challenging for me too but I promise if you do it, I will too.
See you at the gym!!