Fast forward six weeks.
It’s January 1, 2010, and there will be a legion of downhearted heavyweights suffering from a serious holiday hangover.
They will be clogging up gyms around the globe, trying to dope out how the lat pull machine works, dancing haphazardly on the elliptical and tying up all the personal trainers.
They will be there with their resolutions and their renewed determination. They’ll be there with their freshly purchased workout clothes and their shiny new focus. Make no mistake about it: they will be out in full force.
Like a lot of folks, I had a tendency to pick up a few pounds during the holidays in the bad ol’ days. In the last couple of years, I seemed to gain that holiday 15 lbs. by the second week of October.
So… this year, I’ve got my mind’s eye on that holiday horde. While they’re mindlessly gobbling their way through Thanksgiving, through office parties, through big family dinners, I’ll be staying on my eating plan and sticking to my workout program.
I’m going to get a six-week headstart on these bozos, and while they’re uncomfortably huffing and puffing on their treadmills come January Uno, I’m going to be showing them how the regulars do things around these parts.
The holidays are a time for celebration, to be sure, but every celebration doesn’t have to revolve around food. Every good time doesn’t have to happen with your mouth crammed full.
I know you’ve had “Start a New Diet” as a New Year’s Resolution before. Maybe you’ve had it multiple times. Who knows? Maybe like me you’ve had it each and every year for as long as you can remember.
I’m not doing it this year.
Don’t you do it this year either.
This year, let’s make a brand new resolution…
Let’s resolve to keep on keeping on.
And let’s start right now.