I have to share this image every year because it’s the same story e v e r y year. Here’s some tough love. DON’T BE A STATISTIC! If your resolution is to get fit this year, stick to it. Don’t be part of the temporary crowd that is a detestable nuisance to gym regulars everywhere. The regulars want you to give up and go home. They count the days until the yearly health craze is over so they can finally regain access to equipment; equipment they know how to use, and the flood of new years newbies misuse. How do I know this? I’m a gym regular. I get annoyed by the yearly crowd too. But I wouldn’t get annoyed if all the new members were serious about their goals, and not temporary obstacles around the gym.
Think about it. Will you always be that predictable, cyclical exerciser who gives up months into the year? Or will you earn you spot in the gym — or wherever you train? This year, master your goal(s) once and for all.
MEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete of over 15 years, and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road to fitness requires a lot of cash or time. In reality, the road to fitness is paved with knowledge and firm principles; informing readers about mastering both of those building blocks is my goal.