“Once the month of March rolls around, the first signs of New Year’s resolutions fall away for over 25% of new exercisers. That is often because people fail to form SMART goals: goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.” I just read this quote in my Mar/Apr issue of American Fitness magazine.
This quote triggered a memory of a blurb I posted on Facebook back on January 8:
I had to circle the parking lot 2 times to find a spot at the gym tonight. Happy New Year! Too bad gyms aren't that busy year-round. I see a lot of new faces and my hope is that they see they are worth more than just a month's worth of workouts and diet attempts. I hope they see they are worth more than just a "New Year Resolution." Weight loss, weight maintenance, even just finding the right workout is a matter of experimentation. Don't give up so quickly, people! You're worth 365 days of exercise each year and you're worth a whole new LIFE resolution, not just one little ol' year that dwindles down to 6 weeks! Find something you like and never let it go!
So here we are in March, or maybe by the time you read this it will be April. Maybe you’ll read this in the month of November! My point being, don’t wait for a new year or a new month, a new week or even a new day to eat better and start exercising. Start today! Start at your next meal, even if it is dinner at 6pm. Start your workout tonight, even if it is just 10 minutes. Set a SMART goal today!
You are worth more than 60 days into a new year. You are worth a whole 365 days of exercise, and you are worth 365 days of trying harder, being better, and eating healthier, each and every year of your life, inside and outside of the gym.
“Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s permission. Every hair on your head has been counted. Don’t be afraid! You are worth more than many sparrows.” Matt 10:29-31 GW