I love you.
I’m so proud of you.
You made the decision to use this new year as a fresh start to change your life for the better. You are ready to exercise and eat right and lose the weight that’s holding you back. Congratulations on making that decision.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve done it before and failed. It doesn’t matter if this is your second or third or twentieth New Year’s resolution to lose weight. It doesn’t matter if everyone assumes you will fail – if even you assume you will fail. It doesn’t matter that the task seems insurmountable right now.
All that matters is that you’ve made the decision to change.
Most likely you’ve joined a new gym with all the best intentions of going and making exercise part of your new lifestyle. I support you! I wish you well in the gyms where you may encounter hostile gym-goers angry that you are disrupting their routine. I apologize in advance for them and hope they don’t scare you off. I hope you find new friends at your gym that will encourage you to keep going. I hope you find a trainer or employee who can help you when you get confused or don’t know what to do next. Gyms can be a wonderful place and I hope you learn that.
Whether you stick with your new changes for a few days, a few months, or the rest of your life, I support you.
You’ve done something about your situation. At the very least, you’ve acknowledged it. Maybe it will take a few tries for you to really connect with a healthy lifestyle. Or maybe this will be the spark you need and you will be forever grateful to this particular new year’s resolution. Either way, you’ve taken a step in the right direction.
A lot of blogger’s around this time take to their blogs to vent about the hordes of newcomers in their gyms (and in their blog comments). It can be frustrating to have your routine disrupted for a while, but I’m happy to see it happen. I’m happy you’ve joined us. I’m happy that things are different and more of you are trying. I’m happy that so many people are dipping their toes into a new and healthy life. I love it really. I hope most of you stick with it. I hope many of you stay.
I love you resolutioners. You’ve taken the first step of a long journey. If you need help and feel yourself faltering, please reach out and grab some support. You aren’t in this alone. You really can do it.
ps – Never give up!!