Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Anti-New Year's Resolution

I don't subscribe to New Year's Resolutions. 

First of all, in order to make a change in my life, I have to be in the right frame of mind,
     and a simple number change on the calendar is NOT going to do that for me. 

Not to mention that January, February, and March have to be the three most
     NON motivational months of the year.

I mean, think about it.

Why would someone choose to START going to the gym during the COLDEST months, when the days are shorter (less sunlight), and the cold and flue germs are rampant?


One might start out strong. 

Like a church on Christmas Eve, the gyms are suddenly packed with people.

But, the early mornings out into the frigid, winter temperatures gets old fast,
     and staying under the covers an extra hour, where it is warm and cozy -
a whole lot more tempting.

And, going to the gym after work (in the dark) is no picnic, when all you really want to do is go home
     and eat dinner, while watching Glee and Parenthood on the television set (those just happen to be MY favorites), then go to bed!

Not to mention those germs. 

Like church on Christmas Eve. 

While I realize this sounds like the anti-exercise commercial, I am normally a very positive person, and do  believe that exercise is important. 

But........................... SERIOUSLY.

January is NOT the time to get back on that horse (or bike, or treadmill), or get on it for the first time.

My advice? 

When you arrive home tonight, put your comfy clothes on, curl up on the couch with a nice meal,
and tune your television set to Glee (then switch to Parenthood at 10:00). 

Wait until a "happier" month to start your exercise,
     or whatever else it is that you would like to improve upon.

April is just around the corner, and by then,
     the Glee and Parenthood seasons will have ended, anyways.

Yes, this is ME giving you permission to be a couch potato,
     so curl up and enjoy. 




  1. I see a lot of people jogging right now. What's up with that? Dark chocolate... now that's a resolution I can live with.