How a New Year's Resolution Empowered Me to Become Fitter, Stronger and Faster

December 30, 2014 9:30 PM

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Around this time of year, the post-holiday sale commercials are replaced by New Year's-themed advertisements encouraging us to lose those pesky pounds by dieting or joining a gym. After all, who doesn't want to show off six-pack abs in a new bikini Memorial Day Weekend?

Like many Americans, I'd sign up for a gym membership in early January and stop going after a couple of weeks. I tried yoga for a few months in 2010, but I was mentally focusing too much on my to-do list to care about maintaining the downward dog position. Yup, I quit that, too.

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