In my industry of Natural Health Products, I have been able to see first hand the ramp up to support the “New Year, New You” phenomenon. I’ve written before about how I’ve always seen September as a new start, not January, so it seems a little silly to me.
I hate the gyms during January – classes suddenly full, never can get a treadmill, sigh… all these people clogging up the place. Please hurry up and lose your commitment, people!
And yet, after 4 months crammed full with stressful and fattening things, I find myself knowing and having to engage in the ritual as so many others will do in North America. My only solace is in that I can tell myself that I am just getting back into the routine that Emile and I started in Fit April – just trying to figure out how to do it here in Vancouver. I am certainly not one of the crowd.
Alas, the ordinariness of it, I hate to fit in and yet I need to be able to fit in my pants, so we’ve launched Cliche January.
I’m too embarrassed to tell you the starting stats – maybe after some progress I’ll let you know.
January 1st, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: Wiping off the remnants of an entire box of Ferraro Rocher from our lips (before the calendar turned over), 17.7 km walk around Vancouver’s downtown and Stanley Park completed.
Will anyone ever see this post, lost in the “resolution” tag? Sigh.