Thursday, January 9, 2014

Make biking one of your New Year’s resolutions!

This post is going up more than one week after the first day of the year (so much for my resolution not to procrastinate, haha).  By now many of you have already given up on your New Year’s Resolutions.  Others of you have yet to make your resolutions.  My suggestion to all of you is to start anew. Set your personal goals now, and don’t give up on your goals when you hit a small bump in the road.

According to some of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight, save money, get fit, manage stress, and take a trip. One of the best ways you can reach these and similar goals is to bicycle more.  

The problem with setting goals is that it is too easy.  For some, perhaps many, making the list of resolutions is the biggest accomplishment they will make all year.  We feel good about ourselves after setting goals. That good feeling leaves us satisfied for the moment and gets us through the day, allowing us to wait until tomorrow to start the actual work on our resolutions.  The resolution takes the place of the action.

Don’t let that be you. Make a concrete change to your routine today.  Your daily activities should move you toward reaching your goals.  Dust off and tune-up your bicycle. Or, buy yourself a new bicycle that you will take pleasure in riding.  If possible look to bicycling as part of your commute.  Resolve now…,  better yet do something now.  Make reaching your goals a top priority. 

With every new day, a new dawn comes, with every day comes a new start- a chance to get back on track. So get back on your bikes. No excuses. Just do it.

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