Well, a new year is fast approaching and with it comes the dreaded New Year's Resolutions. I for one, have never really opted-in for this tradition, but I think that this year I may make an exception. Why? The simple fact is I need something to motivate me to climb on that dastardly NordicTrack and actually use the thing for something besides a storage rack.
As you may know, I have discussed this particular aversion before, but I feel that I need to re-address this issue once again. I am the sort of person who does not like doing the same thing over and over again. I like diversity in my workout routine, which sort of flies in the face of using treadmills or ski machines, but I know that cardio is an integral part of any exercise program. When I visited the doctor last month, he mentioned the same thing: don't neglect the cardio portion of your workouts.
So, why not just get off my rear and go for a walk? Walking is an excellent way to keep in shape and lose weight, but I am just not interested in doing it. I used to love jogging, but I get shin splints so I can't do that, either. This kind of puts me in a quandary, what should I do? I really enjoy my Total Gym, but I can no longer neglect that other thing. So, I feel that the best way to ensure I actually use it, will be to make a New Year's Resolution.
So, my New Year's Resolution is to use that thing at least twice a week (unless I have to shovel snow, that can count as my cardio workout). There, I've done it. Now, millions of people, well maybe four or five, will read this and hold me accountable. I do have one question, though: how long are these resolution things supposed to last?