I'm a hypocrite
I did what I have made fun of my friends for doing in the past. I joined a gym, and my first day working out was the Monday after New Years.
I have held the belief that you can change at any moment you want to. If you find yourself wanting to change, today is as good a day as any. There's no need to wait for a new year to kick off better habits, or a project that you've been meaning to start. I've found that people who start at New Years don't frequently continue to hold the new habit come March 1st. Yet here I am.
How it happened
On New Years Eve, after a few drinks, I was thinking about what I wanted out of the coming year. I immediately thought of my wedding day, which is to be in the fall. I thought about the pictures that will likely be hanging on our walls for years to come. And I thought about how I want to look in those pictures. And, well, I don't look the way I'd like to look at my wedding. Along with this, my fiancé's cousin had just started going to a gym that was only $10 a month. So the next morning, like the blatant hypocrite that I am, I signed up.
I've only been going to the gym for a week now. A long way off from developing a habit. But I'm looking forward to going to the gym tonight, so hopefully that's a good sign. I don't really have any hard weight loss goals. My pure motivation is just to lose a little weight, look a little better, and maybe get a little stronger. The habit is going to be what makes the most progress, so that's the goal. Keep going.