Welcome to Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about.  Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. Today’s word is resolutions…..  I’d love to have you link up, and if you do, please remember to follow my six simple rules.

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Resolution – something that is resolved –
to make a definite and serious decision to do something

~ Merriam-Webster

 

I’ve become a little cynical toward New Year’s resolution as a result of years of working in a gym; and if you workout at a gym, you know exactly what I mean. January can get a little crowded with faces you haven’t seen in eleven months…

 

New Year’s resolutions mean:

~ Overflowing gym parking lots with people driving around for ten minutes waiting to get a parking space next to the gym door…

~ Long lines to get on a treadmill while watching someone walking at a 15.0 incline while hanging on with both hands for dear life…

~ Women breaking out their twenty-year-old spandex thong leotard and slouch socks or leg-warmers for sixty minutes of staying two steps behind throughout a far-too-difficult-for-them aerobics class…

~ Guys in shorts “way too short” jumping on the lat pulldown and adjusting the weight to exactly the weight they lifted when they were twenty because they couldn’t possibly have lost any muscle strength in the last twenty years…

~ Stepping over people spending three times as long pretending to stretch as they did on their actual workout…

~ Running out of towels at 7 PM even though all washers and dryers are running non-stop…

~ Standing room only in the Jacuzzi after a tough workout…

~ Long lines at the juice bar with people waiting for their well-deserved post-workout eight hundred calorie smoothie…

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And then February hits; and hallelujah, the gym is back to normal for the next eleven months.

Don’t get me wrong. I love that people want to improve themselves, but I get frustrated by the number of people who just aren’t able to commit longer than a few weeks. My hat is off to those who set New Year’s fitness related resolutions, join or return to the gym to work toward meeting those resolutions, and follow through until they’ve truly made a lifestyle change.

So do I make New Year’s resolutions? The answer is no, but I do set goals – goals to improve upon my current level of fitness or to change up things within my running plan. You can see my 2015 goals in this post, and later this week I’ll be grading myself on how I did this year. Stay tuned…

 

Do you make resolutions for the new year? If so, do you keep them?

 

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Next Wednesday’s Word:  Renewal

 

Happy Running! ~ Deb