Over the last few weeks both Ben and I have talked about the importance of respecting the energy of the season.
Since the first of the year, the gym where I have my office has been inundated with people who obviously have made New Year resolutions. They’re running, jumping, lifting weights, and doing exercises that are way beyond their current abilities. I hear them grunting and groaning and I watch them grimace in pain.
Because I’m there every day, I notice as they begin to miss workouts. Some get sick, while others get injured. Soon, they are gone. Just another failed resolution.
Two weeks ago, I mentioned that 70% of people who make resolutions fail in the first 8 weeks. Ignoring the energy of the season is usually why.
If you want to successfully begin an exercise program, start slow. Build a foundation and increase the intensity of your workouts gradually. Possibly, seek professional help from someone who understands the principles that Ben and I have laid out in our Training Tiger Woods program.
Remember, whatever your fitness level is right now, it has taken you awhile to get there. It’ll take you just as long to get to where you’d like to go.