New Year's Resolutions!
So, the New Year is in full swing and we should all now be realizing whether or not our idealistic resolutions were in fact realistic. I, myself, have determined that, perhaps, I was a little overzealous when I resolved to cut chocolate out of my diet. If you read my last post, I was clearly having "a moment", vicariously enjoying chocolate through writing and a preemptive Valentine's day meditation on my most cherished vice..Anyhow! That's me. Let's talk about the gym.
I bet a lot of you out there are realizing that you were not the only one who resolved to get in shape this year, as evidenced by the humongous spike in your local gym membership sales. If it's not hard enough to keep yourself in shape, now you have hundreds of sweaty bodies vying for the elliptical machine that was next in YOUR workout routine. Dumbbells are perpetually misplaced by newbies, and the pool looks like it has been hijacked by some flailing, uncoordinated octopus of hairy arms and legs.
So, what do you do now?
The easy answer is to cut your losses on your paid-up-front, 3-month membership and make a newer, easier resolution to say, read more books, or eat less Chinese food. However, what I suggest you do is to lay low for a weeks--say, until the 2nd week of February. Then, what you do is take a trip back to the gym. What you will notice is that most people did exactly what you only "pretended" to do, however, unlike you, they reverted back to their old ways, having rationalized with themselves that the busy gym, and painful hours devoted to exercise were interfering with their "quality of life", therefore nullifying their New Year's resolution, which was supposed to make their life better.
Really, though, they were just being LAZY. You, however, will find that the gym once again has vacant elliptical machines, organized dumbells, and a clear pool for knocking out all the laps your amphibious heart desires.
Happy New Year's Resolutions!