So it’s January.

Cue the “Resolutioners.”

Cue the people complaining about them.

Guess who is more annoying?

We were all beginners once. Heck, was a resolutioner. At the end of 2009, I decided to sign up for my first half marathon in 2010. I wasn’t consciously doing it as a resolution thing, it was just good timing, and that’s what it became. My goal for the year.

Palos Half 3 Palos Half 4 Palos Half 2

First half … I finished but hot damn did that hurt. 

So maybe your gym or workout classes or pool or whatever is a little more crowded right now. I get that it can be frustrating to have to wait due to all the n00bs. But the “you’re going to quit anyway, so quit now and get out of my way” attitude? Or the “you’re new and you don’t belong here” mindset? Or “why are all these new people at my gym and in my way” complaints? It’s all really ugly. And entitled. And rude. And immature.

Shouldn’t we be supporting one another? The same people who make these complaints (even if they think they are being funny/edgy/whatever), often also post generic motivational memes. So, you want to encourage people, but not if their presence somehow inconveniences you?

Not to mention, these quitters are what keep your gym prices so low.

So please, grow the F up, and if you see someone new, be an adult and encourage them. You were once the newbie too. And if it’s been a long time since you’ve ever tried anything new, I encourage you to take inspiration from these Resolutioners, and get out of your comfort zone. Try something new. And hopefully no one will chastise you for daring to improve yourself.