On New Year's Day - January 1, 2013, Lifetime Fitness is producing a movement, called Commitment Day, to help everyone commit to a healthy lifestyle. Several cities across the country will be hosting a 5k run/walk/crawl/stroll event, so look for a city near you. They want you to "commit" to a healthy lifestyle rather than make a resolution. See the video below for more about the movement.
The most staggering statistics about our state of health is that 105 million Americans have cardiovascular disease, and 2 out of 3 Americans are considered obese or overweight.
Now I'm not saying sit around until January 1st to commit to living a healthy lifestyle, but maybe you can start getting yourself prepared. If you already exercise outdoors or belong to a gym continue to do so. However, if you have not exercised for several years, you now will have something to help motivate you to get ready to start living healthy again. And it will be a great way to join hundreds of thousands of others who have the same mentality as you and I. So mark your calendar, and either start a new exercise program today, or begin to get yourself mentally prepared to a path of healthy living. As an added bonus, maybe you can set yourself a goal to run the entire 5k rather than walk it.
Good luck on your journey.