Is it too early to start on New Year's resolutions? Is it cheating to get started in December? Are Resolutions even worth the trouble?
Apparently only about 1 in 5 people keep their New Year's resolutions all year. And a measly 1 in 10 stick to them longterm.
I think I actually like those odds. Better than zero.
Though I have a somewhat long list of "habits" I'd like to change, adapt, improve, what have you, there is one that I'd like to call special attention to. Mostly in hopes that consistently checking-in in a somewhat public space will hold me accountable and motivated.
So with that, in 2015 I resolve to workout five days a week for at least 30 minutes.
As far as SMART goals go, it's not perfect, but it's better than my original "workout," and the improved version "workout consistently." I also find it a vast improvement over the weight loss related goals. I've found when it comes to health/wellness goals, I'm least successful when they are weight bound.
My motivations are many - be healthier and be stronger. I'm also really lazy when it comes to rigorous physical activity and I'd like to not be. And I wouldn't be honest if I also didn't admit that my trip to the Mexican beaches in February wasn't small encouragement...
Check out my progress and regular updates here.