It’s that time of year again, we all know it has come.
The time where we lace up our gym shoes and put on our gym clothes in fear and agony of what comes next.
The pure site of treadmill after treadmill being taken over by over exuberant resolutioners.
Now there is nothing wrong with a little fitness related New Year’s resolution but you also should not let the short-timers scare you away either–because you have goals too!
So after my first and second visit to the gym this week I came up with a few tips to surviving the resolutioners.
Tips to Surviving The Resolutioners
1. Be Patient: Everyone is at the gym because they want to get healthy. You shouldn’t be upset about that, but just realize that your favorite elliptical might be in use for the next few weeks. (Have hope though, in about two weeks a good number of resolutioners lose momentum).
2. Try a new gym time: I showed up at the gym on monday at 5:30 am and was surprised by how empty it was. By 6 am – it was a mad house. J. Alabama likes to go anytime after 7:30 pm for that same reason.
3: Classes: I am the Queen of workout classes. I love them! I love them because I don’t have to think about my workouts, I love them because it motivates me to workout for a full hour. But this time of the year you have to plan ahead to attend them. Seriously consider showing up 20-30 minutes early to secure your spin bike, or body pump supplies.
4. Attitude: Keep it positive people! Go into the gym with a positive attitude that you are going to get a good workout no matter what.
5. Be Flexible: So all the shredmills are taken, jump on the elliptical until one frees up. Or switch it up by adding a little weight training.
I guess the moral of my post is, we are all in the same boat here. We don’t like it that our gym is full the max and feels like a cluster. But it is what it is, and I say have a little patience and make the most of it.
Us year-rounders just have to keep the momentum of going to the gym for a few weeks, then it will resume back to normal soon!
TGIF Friends! I’m crossing my fingers this little cold I have goes away quickly so I can run with my new running group tomorrow.