Friday, July 29, 2011

Don't Do it Over, Do it Now!

In the health and fitness industry September is fast becoming the new January, and summer is turning into Christmas break with many of us taking time off, not just from work, but from working out as well. The reality of the situation is that we don't have the luxury of being able to take time off from being healthy; it's something that we must make a commitment to every day, regardless of the season.

We see it again and again, customers calling in to cancel their sessions because they are going on vacation, have decided that they need a break or they just want to take advantage of the nice weather and being in the gym is not allowing them to do that. The funny thing is, whatever the 'reason' it's always followed by, 'Don't worry, I'll start again in September.'

What makes September and January magic months? Where all of a sudden following a routine is easy, and self discipline is suddenly found. What makes it impossible for us to start a new routine in any of the other 10 months, including the few in the summer? And, why are so many of us all right with letting ourselves backslide and starting all over again sometimes worse of than we were in the very beginning? Isn't that the definition of 'insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' ~ Albert Einstein.

Why not try to not take a break this summer and see how many workouts you can make despite being on vacation and see how much closer, not farther away, from your goals you are, when September starts. Why not do it now, instead of doing it over?

~ Sasha

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