Ok I’m not necessarily a big fan of the idea of waiting for the new year to start going down that path of being fit. Mostly because that new year buzz wears off after a few weeks and that’s when the committed fade and those that’s aren’t, well...you know.
Let’s just say you have a goal that you’ve recently come up with, in this case to shed some body fat, or to get strong, or to just be more fit. In any case, it’s a goal, if this was any other goal and you really wanted it, would you delay you start on it for more than a month? Of course no, so there’s no reason to really delay it until 2020 hits you. I know I’m sorry I’ve got you all thinking about it, but it’ll be here, soon just prepare for it. Back to my point, matter of fact there are some good reasons to get a jump on it.
1). Holidays are fun, but also can be very stressful. Working out is a good way to relieve stress, very useful in times of that added stress.
2). Should you choose to go the route of hiring a coach or trainer (HIGHLY recommended), but you have limited hours, get into their schedule at your preferred time before everyone else. Boom like is perfect…well at least you have the perfect training time.
3). You can get use to the gym space before all the other resolutioners cram in there with you. Giving yourself this extra time gives you the ability to adapt a bit better when things are crowded.
4). You’re less likely to give up after those first few weeks, because hey are you really going to give up your New Year’s resolution before the New Year hits?
5). All those foods that they recommend you eat, you know veggies, lean meats, fruits. Do you ever notice how in the first few weeks of January they seem to be, well a bit sparse in grocery stores? Get started ahead of everyone else and you won’t have an issues finding them & you can stock up on the popular items when these things happen.
6). You can make your own decision on how to get fit BEFORE all those ads on TV hit claiming to be the latest, greatest, trendiest, fastest, and….ok you get the point, to get fit. Make the decision for you, that works with you, because if it’s not a good fit for YOU then YOU won’t do the work required.
Finally, keep this in mind; it will be hard, it will not happen over night (no not even in 6 weeks), you may have some serious mental battles, but you don’t lose unless you quit. Don’t quit, don’t give up on yourself, you likely wouldn’t give up on a loved one, so why would you give up on yourself?
That is all, thanks for reading, have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
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Jarrod Dyke, CSCS