New Years Resolutioners...,

As a die hard gym rat, this time of year is bittersweet for me. Most
days of the year, when I get to the gym at 5:00am for my daily
workout, I know the gym will be more or less mine. I won't have to
wait, I can crank out a nice hard workout at my own pace.

This time of year, however, we KNOW we will see a huge onslaught of
resolutioners. You know... the people who will come to the gym GUNG ho to lose the weight and get in shape. You can pick them out of a lineup- shiny new gym clothes coordinated from head to toe... going BALLS out on everything they do. You just know that they won't be able
to walk for a week... and there will be hoards of them.

I try not to be judgmental. I know that four short years ago, the die
hard gym rats looked at me and scoffed. 251 pounds of pure resolution
madness. And like me, I know that some of them will actually be
successful in their resolutions. But more likely than not, most of
them will give up. Because it's hard to be healthy. It takes work to
be in shape and have a nice body.

*sigh* God grant me the strength to not push their coordinated butts
off of the machines I KNOW they will be hogging starting next
1 Response
  1. Fruit Fly Says:

    You know, I had a very similar thought earlier this week. I always get my same parking spots at the Y in the morning. I always take the same locker. I had my same area I swim in during water aerobics. I was really hoping that a bunch of people don't change all that for me at the start of the year. I feel bad - I mean go for it, get healthy, but I just don't want my class too full or my locker taken!