For the first time in a long time, I found myself included in the large number of people trying to take off holiday pounds.
My goal - 8 pounds!! (I know!!)
I was actually eager to take on the challenge - UNTIL I heard this at the gym ...
"Give it a month...it'll clear out."
That's what I overheard a guy in my cycling class whisper to someone else. He said it as my friend and I made our way to a stationary bike for class. It was my very first cycling class in January.
Apparently this guy wasn't crazy about the influx of newcomers to the class - people like me who were either new, trying something new or were just recommitting to better health and fitness.
But as I heard his comment I wondered, “Did he really have to say that out loud??”
Here's the thing: I do work out. But I decided January would be a good time to add a new challenge to my fitness regimen.
Nearly three months later - I'm happy to report that "snickering cyclist" was wrong! Since that first class - I've been reporting at 8:00 every Saturday morning to cycle like crazy for nearly an hour!! And not only has my friend done the same - we've picked up another friend along the way...
His comment made me think about how I treat first timers in other fitness classes. So whenever an instructor asks if there is anyone new - I always clap for them or at least give them a welcoming smile or thumbs up. Not snicker about how they probably won't last.
So just in case - your resolution goals aren't where you wanted them to be right now - this is just a little nudge to remind you - we can do anything we set out to do...despite what others may think.
Okay - I know you're wondering - what about those 8 pounds? Did l lose them? Well - I checked the scale this weekend - Lets say I still have a little ways to go. ( I think it may be the ice cream :) )
But the good news is - I'm not giving up...
Do you have any fitness horror stories ??
I'd love to hear about them -
Until Next Time,