I <3 Resolutioners

imagesJanuary at gyms = my favorite time of year. No joke. And it has nothing to do with workout apparel (okay, maybe a little).

Resolutioners help to break up my grind – the week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year, gym grind that typically contains no fresh starts or earth-shattering new goals for me.

I am okay being elbow-to-elbow with you or waiting an extra minute for the equipment that you are using. You know why? Your fresh start is my fresh start. Your excitement is my excitement. I enjoy watching your early strength gains, your longer and longer runs on the treadmill, your smiles of accomplishment, your transforming bodies.

I hope you stick around. I hope you become more healthy. I hope you grow to love the gym as much as I do. (And, I hope you learn what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to wear to the gym.)

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Thanks, Sarah!

And…I LOVED this comment on a sign at my gym asking, “What will your legacy be?”

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Excuse me, Sir. Is your New Year’s resolution to exercise more in jeans?

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The “+ More” = Crowded Gyms in January

Regular and consistent gym-goers complain about the surge of new people in gyms in January.

Not me. I LOVE the January crowd.  New faces, resolution excitement, all the “new beginning” vibes. I am hoping that by showing these newbies an occasional smile and some encouragement, a few will stick around, become more healthy, and begin to love the gym as much as I do.

Crowded gyms in January

Before I get to today’s picture, I gotta share that I got an award. JoggingJeans.com made a “Top 100 Running Blogs of 2012” list! #66!

The award is just as much yours as it is mine. Because it is you, the people running races, watching races, in the gyms, and looking out your kitchen windows, that are taking the photos and sending them to me. YOU do all the work. YOU are the reason this ridiculousness is possible. I just sit here, get your emails and pictures, and laugh, save, shake my head, click, click, click, smile, publish. So I thank you and love you all!

Congrats on YOUR award, My Friends!

On to today’s picture. More people in the gym in January = more opportunities for pictures of people working out in jeans. I just buttered you up, so now GET TO WORK taking pictures, People.

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