Do you have your New Year’s resolutions ready to launch? According to the site Soft Skills, the top 10 resolutions are the usual suspects: everyone’s #1 and #2 – Exercise more, Lose weight – and on to #10 – Read more. (Hmm, I like this one.)
Every year I seem to make the same aspirational resolution: add more weights to my fitness regimen. Sounds pretty reasonable, amirite? But do you think I’ve managed to achieve this simple resolution over the past, lost-count number of years? Check in with me again next year to see if I now have biceps and triceps of steel.
Only about half of those (46%) who make resolutions are successful, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Phew, so I’m not alone.
But fear not, all of you who despair of sticking to resolutions and turning them into more than just ephemeral action items. Help may be at hand for Leasiders who want to add momentum to their 2023 resolutions.
Just two examples: In this issue sports columnist Susan Scandiffio profiles Tom Toth, a Leaside trainer who has moved from working exclusively with clients in their homes to also designing programs at his new facility, Endeavour Sports Performance and Rehabilitation on Bayview.
Writer Suzanne Park has added herself to a waiting list to join a Leaside pickleball club now celebrating its first year with sold-out meets. These active members have embraced a sport that is turning even the couchiest of couch potatoes into avid net-and-ball enthusiasts.
These are just two ways Leasiders can make resolutions (to get fit and stay fit) – and keep them – in 2023.