The holiday season is here. I really do love this time of year. I love christmas trees and cozy fires and wine and chocolate fudge (yes, even fitness nuts indulge, balance is healthy), but there is one thing I hate about this time of year. And that is hearing people talk about their New Year’s resolutions.
New Years is a little over a month away, so this New Year’s resolution banter gets a bit out of control. I hear things like, “I am going to have that third piece of cheesecake because starting January 1 I won’t be able to eat any sweets with the new diet I am on.” or “January 1 man, I am going to wake up everyday and go to cycling class and I am going to run 3 times a week, I want to lose 15 lbs by spring break.”
These statements are bullshit…let me say that again…they’re bullshit. If you want something badly enough, get up off you lazy butt and start today. What the hell makes you think that January 1 is so magical?? It is nothing but a fricken date on a calendar!
You want to lose 15 lbs? Don’t watch your favorite TV show tonight and go on a walk instead, throw your deep fryer out the window today, say no to 500+ calorie Starbucks drinks today. Get the theme-start TODAY!!
Do you know how long the average New Year’s resolution lasts? 13 days-thats it. Let me tell you, you aren’t going to make lifestyle changes in 13 days. So start now, take baby steps, set little goals and while your other friends are making their fancy New Year’s resolutions you can laugh because you have a head start.