It isn’t fitness, it’s life.

Positioned right after the gluttony and outrageous spending of the holiday season comes the season of resolutions. This year I will not, eat the entire sleeve of cookies, I will not buy dresses to events I have not yet been invited to, and I will certainly not waste the majority of my downtime online looking at vacation pictures posted by people I went to high school with.

Sadly, all things that will probably end up happening.

But these are also all things that I am resolving not to do, and I have found that breaking a habit is much harder than simply replacing it. I came across a great article recently featuring Olivia Munn, which deals with the issue of fitness as a lifestyle.

Personally, I am never going to log long hours on the treadmill.

I don’t have the patience and no television show is interesting enough to make me forget that my calves are burning. I enjoy running as a warm up, or a quick workout, but year after year I resolve to run a half marathon and year after year I “fail”. What I really love, and what I could spend hours doing, is dancing. Nothing professional, I mean dancing around the house, preferably with the shades drawn because I am not the most coordinated when it comes to physical activity. Yes, I love to dance, and apparently so does Olivia Munn.

The Daily Show’s Olivia Munn’s Hilarious Take on Ex-Boyfriends, Fat Jeans, and More

So this resolution season, instead of the marathon I’ll never run, I’ll focus on fun. Because there are only so many hours in the day and I am never going to be happy spending them pounding the pavement. If you are really expected to spend a good chunk of your free time doing something athletic, at least make it something that you enjoy.  Sage advice that I know I’ve heard before, but that I actually plan on taking to heart this year. So instead of that extra mile maybe I’ll devote a little extra time to a cardio dance session after that next Girl Scout cookie slip up.


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