This week I saw someone greet a crowded room with a warm “Happy New Year.” She had been using this greeting since the start of the New Year. In the prior weeks, “Happy New Year” was enthusiastically echoed back. This time, it fell flat. It fell so flat that it was uncomfortable to watch her try to recover.
I could relate to her excitement, but I can also relate to the room’s dismissive response. It’s already three weeks into the New Year. For many, the excitement has worn off. There are certainly years in my life where being greeted with “Happy New Year” three weeks past January 1st would have been a painful reminder that I had given up on my new exercise routine — again.
If you’re about to give up on your exercise routine – please don’t. Maybe you initially wanted to go from coach potato to 5k hero in a month. Maybe you now realize that that isn’t realistic for you. Reevaluate and set a new goal or intention, but Don’t Give Up.
This is your year to create and celebrate the healthy habits that will make more good days. Remember why you started in the first place, and feel free to ask for help.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy week.