Why Wait? The Pre New Years Fitness Resolution Movement

What’s good everyone,

I’m still in the trenches studying for my certification exam this Saturday, so please pardon my absence. I got a few hot topics to address when I’m back in full rotation. I had some thoughts to share on the title above that I meant to get out  before Thanksgiving but.. well…you know… Anyway…

Why is it that we wait until New Years Day to start on fitness resolutions? We say that it’s a breath of fresh air and that we get to reset the clock and calendar and start anew. I have ny own thoughts about resolutions that I wrote last year on SBM. When it comes to fitness, I think it benefits you to get an early jump on your resolutions and start NOW! That’s what I’m doing now, and that’s effective. Here’s a few reasons why:

Holiday Season Is Lighter Schedule-Wise

One of the biggest excuses people give when they talk about Fitness resolutions is that they don’t have time. It’s not so much you don’t have time, it’s that you don’t want to allocate the time to get in better shape. Well, in most professions and walks of life, the holiday season offers a break from the hectic schedules and should free up both real-time and allocated time for you to apply to your fitness goals! Why sit around and “rest” when you could be proactive and get on the right foot

You Can Start Slowly And Pick Up Steam On January 1st

In an ideal world, you would hit the ground running now, and blast through the 1/1/ finish line with a healthy head start towards completing your goals. In the real world that isn’t possible for everyone. Slow and steady wins the race too. You have a good 26 days to build a base for better eating and exercise, so that when 2013 rolls around, you will have gone through those first tough weeks (which are the worst), and you will have a better footing. I would rather be overprepared than underprepared for anything  in life. The same idea applies here.


At some point in a fitness journey, actually in ALL points of your fitness journey, accountability is paramount. You have to own up to the stumbles you may take, the daily dedication to getting healthy, and sticking to the plan. You should start being accountable today. Why put off till 2013 what you can begin in 2012? You might as well get it done!

Fitness isn’t easy. Quitting is easy, succeeding is not. To me, it’s better to get started now, and have a base for achievement in 2013. Do your research, get that gym membership, watch what you eat, and get the help you need to meet your fitness goals.

You don’t have to wait for a day in the year to make a change in yourself. That day can always be today.

Say a prayer for my intellectual mercies for Saturday, and I’ll see you all soon!


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