Give yourself a chance and start warming up for New Year's resolutions now


I have been a gym member and regular gym goer for three years. I pretty much hate the month of January at the gym, because all of a sudden, the place is packed with all the people who make New Year's resolutions to lose weight. I have to wait in line to use the machines, and some newbie misplaced the free weights again.

It's okay, though, because I know that come February, about 99% of those new folks will have lost their determination and the facility will be back to its normal population of regulars. Maybe the throbbing crowds of one-month wonders have a lot to do with all the people that drop their fitness plans. They don't like the crowds, so they stop coming to the gym, telling themselves they'll just work out at home. They buy some weights, a yoga mat, and some workout DVDs, use all these things at most one time before they stuff them in a closet only to come out again the same time next January. A lot of money gets wasted on failed fitness resolutions.

Instead of joining the mass of people full of false determination who will invest hundreds in a gym membership they won't use after January 20th, why don't you give yourself a real chance this year? Before you hand over your credit card to the bodybuilder behind the counter at your local gym, test yourself to see if you really have the resolve to get your money's worth out of such an investment.