We’re a few days into the new year now. How’s that resolution going? Not so great, huh? Look, some resolutions are just bad. Yours is probably one of them.
If you were relying on the magic of a resolution to get you into the gym or help you lose weight, you’re a sucker and you should have given yourself a solid, realistic plan instead. But you didn’t. So now let’s try to fix the resolution you’re struggling with, so you don’t have to give up the idea entirely.
What to do instead: Treadmills suck, but it’s good to know how to survive a treadmill run, especially if you’re training for a marathon and can’t afford to take too many days off running. Otherwise, view January as a time for building strength and endurance in other ways. Commit to a series of Zumba classes or a twice-a-week weightlifting workout. (Better yet, both.) Then, when the cold snap subsides, you’ll be be raring to go.