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More Motivating: The New Year or Spring?

The start of a new year is typically the time that most of us pin as a motivation time to get fit and healthy. I understand the concept behind starting anew and fresh in the new year, but the most motivating time for me is Spring (when most people lose steam). However, the longer, sunnier days do the trick for me. Not to mention knowing that bikini season is just around the corner. So what about you? Are you more motivated at the start of a new year or at the start of Spring?


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keiraz keiraz 9 years
SPRING! Altho in the first months of the year..many things naturally change I dunno how..hehe..but spring, new wardrobe and style, beach time coming up, better weather and better mooods..I LOVE SPRING!
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
Definitely spring. It's starts getting warm out and the heavy concealing clothes start to go away. There is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.
tmmkitten tmmkitten 9 years
the cold makes it hard to be motivated, so with the warm weather, it is easier for me to get active.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
My birthday is always a bigger motivation than New Year's or spring.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Definitely spring! When the weather gets nice and the produce gets fresh, I just feel more motivated to move more and eat a little less. I'm also DYING to wear cute clothes after a winter of wearing baggy sweatshirts and jeans, so I get extra motivated to tone up all my trouble spots. To me, New Year's is just one more winter day...blah :P
rpenner rpenner 9 years
I've never been a New Years Resolution person so the new year doesn't necessarily inspire me. But Spring definitely does! I just feel so much better and have so much more energy once the sun comes out. I require sunshine to thrive :)
NotErasingMyself NotErasingMyself 9 years
Definitely Spring. The warmer weather gets me motivated every year.
Lavinie Lavinie 9 years
definitely spring - once the sun starts coming out it makes me want to go out and run... but then again - another motivator in winter is a wedding.. lol. ;-)
AMP AMP 9 years
When the weather starts getting nice and I want to be outdoors all the time, it motivates me to get workin out so I can fit in cute summer clothes... not to mention a swim suit!! New Years works too, but its so hard to get motivated in January and February when it gets dark so early and its so cold out.
Sandra16 Sandra16 9 years
New Year is more motivating for me.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years just makes me feel alive after long and gray winter and I want to be outside and wear skirts and tanks and feel good
kcboyer kcboyer 9 years
Spring! Sunshine, warm days...nothing better.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
For me, it was Dec 26th to start getting healthy. I've lost 27 lbs since!!! I hate when spring comes around because it starts to get HOT in southern Cali, and I HATE sun/hot wheather...I'm all about the cold. I cover my whole body in the summer too, lol.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
NEw Year, I want to look good by the time Spring comes.
catgirl1 catgirl1 9 years
I think New Year is really motivating, but Spring is when I get my second wind. If it wasn't for the Springtime, I think I might be tempted to give up sometimes!
simplycutebecka simplycutebecka 9 years
Truely spring is, you so want to get outdoors. It reminds me of long bike rides.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Spring, duh. Warm weather!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I live in the desert, so really most of the year is warm, so spring just another day for me! This year I made my new years resolutions and have actually stuck with them this year! Except one, but it's not the fitness one
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I think both! New Years kind of gives you somewhere to start, to make a goal. And spring just gives it that extra push because you reallllllly wanna look hot in that new bikini!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Definitely spring, as the weather is beginning to turn warm (giving me the incentive to run/walk outside) and my spring wardrobe means short sleeves/skirts/shorts!
Widgit Widgit 9 years
Every new season motivates me; every seasonal change I have expereienced has been "my favorite." It's in the middle of a season that I'm least motivated.
jmolea01 jmolea01 9 years
the weather being nicer makes me want to be outside more... I had a softball game this weekend and i am s-o-r-e but it was so worth it to enjoy the sunny day!
jjlyn jjlyn 9 years
to me, spring is more motivating because summer (i.e. tank top/swimsuit/short season) is quickly approaching, and at the same time that bulge from my easter over-indulgence is quite evident!
k_izzle k_izzle 9 years
The start of spring. I want to look good in my suit!
melda melda 9 years
our new year and first day of spring is the same.. Bahar means spring.
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