This morning I went to the gym–like I do nearly every weekday morning–and found the parking lot more crowded than usual. Inside I found nearly all the cardio machines full and the weight room more crowded than normal. Then I remembered–it’s the beginning of January! That means a bunch of people made resolutions to “get in shape”, “go to the gym”, or “get fit”… so what that means for gym regulars is this: January-March the gym will be crowded and by May it will have tapered off back to the normal amount. This leads me to my post topic: why I hate New Years resolutions, which will now be referred to as NYR.
Why does one day make people all of the sudden want to change? If there are things about yourself or your life that you are unhappy with, why do people wait to change as a NYR? Yes, I’ve bought into the hype of making a NYR but you know what I found out? They don’t stick.
You make a list of things you’re gonna change, you go strong for a few months, then you fizzle out when you lose energy and desire. Then you (most likely) feel worse about yourself than you did before. It just doesn’t make sense.
In September I began working out and dieting, because I knew I needed that for a happier life. If people know they need this, why do they believe starting “fresh” will make it any more possible? The longer you wait, the harder it gets. I just hate NYR because I think it’s an excuse for people to be lazy until the first of the year.
Anyone agree? Disagree?
People: … just make goals all year and accomplish them! Or at least try!
Edit: Sorry to those who *love* NYR and always make them. MAYBE they work for some people but they just don’t work for me.
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