New Year’s Resolution

Have you come up with your New Years resolution yet?

Oh, you think it’s too early to worry about that? Well I got news for you, it’s only four days away.

That’s right, New Years Eve is September 30th this year. At least for my fitness resolutions. You see, October 1st is the beginning of the new fiscal year for the US Government and many large corporations. It is also the beginning of the training year for the Armed Forces and it’s the official beginning to fall in New England.

Okay I made that last one up, but the other two are real and it got me thinking. Why wait until January 1st to start my fitness goals when the real new year is right around the corner. It’s not entirely crazy, there are some benefits to this.

  • It’s October, so the gyms will be empty. You can pretty much have your pick of any treadmill or exercise machine you want.
  • It’s nine months until summer, so you can realistically have a beach body in time for swimsuit season if you really apply yourself .
  • You have about two months of progress you can make before the holiday party’s and dinners start. This way you’ll have a head start and won’t do so much damage over the holiday season.
  • You can laugh at all the amatures that start in January, because you’ve been kicking ass for the last three months.

There are dozens of other reasons as well, I just haven’t come up with them yet. The biggest motivation for me is mostly this 30 days of blogging challenge. I’ve successfully posted on this blog now 23 days in a row now. It’s been hard for me to write this stuff every night, and be honest, some days it must have been pretty hard to read I’m sure. I couldn’t tell, in all honesty, I’ve only read two or three of my posts this whole time. I did like those but the rest of them were pretty hard to get through. Thanks for reading them.

But the fact remains, that I’m only seven short posts from reaching my goal. If I can do this, then I can do anything. So starting the 1st of October, I am going to start my 31 days of fitness challenge!

My New Year’s resolution is to do some sort of exercise, for at least 31 minutes every day for 31 days (See what I did there, with the 31?).

I know, I’ve tried to do this before, but this time it’s different. This blogging challenge has taught me a lot. The most I wanted to get out of it was to beat my fear of publishing a post that wasn’t perfect. I was trying to develop a habit of just writing until it seemed like second nature, and I wasn’t so apprehensive to publish my work. Believe me, once I reach my goal, I won’t be posting every day, and my posts will be better thought out and a little better written, I hope. The main objective though, was not to take a month or two to post something, and I think I got that figured out.

But I learned something else along this journey. When you challenge yourself, and you know some folks out there are holding you accountable, you can stick to any plan and you can achieve anything.

So Stay tuned to this blog. It’s time to get back to my original concept of finding out whether a guy in his fifties can get in shape. If you want to join me, then by all means leave your ideas in the comments below.

Happy New year everyone! We’re rolling into 2020 Filthy Fifties style! (I have no idea what that means, but I like it!)

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