Around this time last year I came to the realization that I had gotten out of shape to the point that I was running out of properly fitting clothes. I decided to do something about that.
At this time last year I could have waited until the New Year and set a lame New Year’s resolution of “get in shape.” But I know that if I put something off for one day, I’ll keep putting it off for “one more day” until one more day becomes “one more year.” And January 1st is just a date on calendar so I started my “New Year’s resolution” in December. One year later I’ve averaged 5.95 workouts per week for the year, I’ve lost 3″ off my waist, and lost more than 30lbs.
Get Started Now
Don’t wait until January 1st to start your New Year’s resolution. If you’re thinking about getting in shape, you can start by taking 20-30 minute walks or doing some push-ups or going for a jog. Consistency of habit is more important than what the actual workout is at the start.
The old rule of thumb is that it takes 21 days to start a good habit. Start now and by January 1st you’ll already be in the habit of exercising when everyone else is making their New Year’s resolutions.
Need some exercise ideas? Take a look at the archives here on Ed Tech Fitness for some simple exercises you can start doing now.
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