1.10.2018

Newbie Resolutionaries

It's that time of year when the health club that my wife and I belong to becomes overrun with what I call "newbie resolutionaries." These are people who made New Year's Resolutions to get fit in 2018 and joined a health club, in this case ours. I speculate that about 80% of these individuals did the same thing last year and then lost their resolve around mid-February 2017, not to be seen again until after New Year's Eve. I don't hold any resentment toward these people. Sure, they crowd the locker room and the workout floor at the gym for a couple of months. However, they also infuse our health club with capital in the form of new memberships, which translates into infrastructure improvements (as evidenced by the several new exercise bikes that have appeared, replacing older models). If the 80/20 Rule holds, about 20% of the newbie resolutionaries will succeed at making regular exercise an integral part of their healthy lifestyles going forward.

Deborah and I are doing a fortnight fitness challenge starting today. We are going to quantitatively and qualitatively measure the effects of a plant-based, whole food diet on our health and wellness. For details, GO HERE.

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