Holidays and New Year’s Resolutions… Again…

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.”     – Reinhold Niebuhr

If you have been following my blog over the past year+, you might remember how last year I encouraged that one should only make small changes and only add something new to their routines every couple of weeks or so. If you choose to make health and fitness your resolution and goal for 2017, you will be able to look back to my writings and suggestions from January of 2016.  But because I know the gyms do get ridiculously busy come January, I am more inclined to encourage my readers to take a couple weeks off. Enjoy your holiday! You’ve earned it! But then get back into the swing of things near the end of the month. Don’t overeat, or overindulge with the eggnog and wine and you’ll discover that you will bounce back into darn good shape quickly. You will also find that taking the time off will be a great restorative and healing period for your body.  You might be pleasantly surprised how strong you feel and how successful your next workout will be in the new year.

I will sum up this last post of the year with saying that it has been an exciting one! 2017, with all its potential uncertainties and opportunities, will likely be just as, or even more, exciting. So, there will be many things beyond our control. Since we can’t control it, don’t worry about it. There are also a lot of things we can control and can do something about it, so don’t worry about it. Our health and our fitness is completely within our control. Take some time off to relax, heal, and rejuvenate, then get back at it.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

Be safe! But have a lot of fun too!