"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." ― Art Williams
I read Erica Millard's amazing blog post "Dear New Girl at the Gym" back in January of this year. It made sense to post it back then. Many people were hitting the gym for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, in trying to adhere to New Year's resolutions. I was blown away. I thought it was perfect. Well, nearly perfect. Because I had been that new person at the gym.
I read through it, substituting he for each she, and him for each her, and ignoring the part about having just had a baby. The message was spot on.
As I read it, I thought about being that new person four years ago at