What Got You Started?

So we have all been there, January rolls around and the once mostly dead gym that you attend all year is suddenly busier than normal.

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Yesterday was January 5th and I went to a spin class at my local YMCA, there was a whopping total of 6 people in the class! No different than any other Saturday that I have attended in the past there. After spin I headed up to the weight area, and it was not any busier than normal.

While I was exercising I got to thinking, with a lot of people making New Year Resolutions to become more healthy, what percentage of people actually stick with that goal.

When I was pregnant with my son, I decided that once I cleared to start exercising that it was going to be a new way of life. I wanted to lose the “baby weight”, and stay healthy and fit to keep up with a child. I have never given up on that goal, and it has been over 4 years of consistent exercise.

I want to know what got YOU motivated to get into shape? Was it the result of a New Years resolution? A birth of a child? A diagnosis of something medical related? Needed a change? A bet?

  

One thought on “What Got You Started?

  1. I originally started walking on a treadmill at home when I was unemployed years ago. I lost about 20lbs. Then in 2003 I got a number for the Boston Marathon and trained on and off after that for a few years.
    After I joined a running club about 5 years ago my running and fitness really took off. While getting a Marathon number via luck got me started, I think joining a running club was the real catalyst to my transformation.
    No earth shattering event or anything.
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