It’s been over 5 months since the ball dropped and we shouted, “Happy New Year!” I’m sure we all made fitness resolutions: “I am going to the gym five days a week in 2011,” “I am hiring a personal trainer and getting back in shape,” or “I am going to run and eat a healthy breakfast every morning.”
How many people have stuck to their 2011 fitness resolutions? Ok…maybe 50%? I think that I’m even being generous with that figure.
While it’s a positive action to set high-level goals to push our fitness levels, it’s better to swim gradually toward our fitness resolutions. If your goal is to attend the gym five days a week, why not start out with attending once a week for the first month, twice a week for the second month, etcetera. With gradual steps, you may even surprise yourself and work your way up to seven days a week, surpassing your initial goal. It’s never too late to revise your plan.