Here is a New Year’s resolution for you: resolve to not use an excuse to use New Year’s resolutions. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing now. Put the unused exercise equipment on eBay so it can take up space in somebody else’s closet or under their bed. Get out and walk or run. Buy some free weights. Take the stairs. Do push-ups or stomach crunchers. Do not cruise the parking lot for the closest possible spot. Take the always-empty row furthest from the building.
Like energy efficiency, these things aren’t sexy, but they are practically free and very effective. The barrier isn’t lack of equipment. It’s lack of commitment. So can the phony resolution, party safe and responsibly, and we will see you next year.
Cheers, and Happy New Year!
written by Jeffrey L. Ihnen, P.E., LEED AP