For those of you who don’t know me, my wife Anna and I were married in Maine last October – this meant that much of Labor Day weekend last year was spent meeting the DJ, visiting the wedding location, and, in my case, smiling and nodding in agreement. Suffice it to say that Anna did most of the planning!
Daydreamer that I am, during what seemed like a 15-hour meeting with our DJ, I started thinking about how nobody EVER fails in planning a wedding. Seriously, have you ever been to a wedding where the bride tapped out two weeks before the wedding and declared that she just couldn’t fill out another place card for table #13? Ask any married woman (and her husband, too), and you’ll find that wedding planning was one of the most stressful times of her life – but they pretty much have a 100% success rate.
Conversely, most people bite the big one when they start a new fitness program. Last I heard, 50% of people stop exercising within six months of starting. The success of commercial gyms, in fact, hinges on the fact that a huge percentage of the members that enroll don’t actually come after the first few months (if they even make it that far). Heck, 80% of people who enter the fitness profession leave within one year. The place cards are kicking people’s asses.
What’s the difference between brides dominating wedding planning, and aspiring exercisers getting whooped in their exercise programs?