Each year, "exercise more" ends up being one of the most common New Year's resolutions. And in 2021, after months of gyms and health clubs being shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are yearning to jump-start their exercise routines again. If your 2021 resolution has anything to do with getting fit, you're not alone. But it may help to know that there are ways to tackle your fitness goals that can help set you up for success. Here's what I learned about managing my aspirations in 2020 — and the new tack I'm going to take to achieve my goals this year.
Like so many people quarantined in New York City last spring, I began thinking that my fitness goals were almost impossible to attain. I’d fallen into what I call the time-trap — when you have grand designs of tackling massive projects or visualizing big changes without the bandwidth to take them on.