I sincerely wish for you all the best in the new year.
I don't really make resolutions for the new year most of the time. I put together some "to do lists" and try to augment my life, filling it with positives, or at the very least things I want to do. And of course, those change throughout the year. But fitness remains a constant, it is my job, but I truly enjoy working out so it's there.
When folks ask me, should I get to the gym on January 1st, I always tell them, any day is a good day to start back or continue your gym visits. The first of the year might put too much pressure on you, but if health and fitness is your goal, start whenever you can. Do it intelligently. If you are just starting back, listen to your body and do what you can. Try to be regular, but you don't have to go seven days a week!
I know that Thursday and Friday, the gym will be packed. It will continue throughout January and into the first week or two of February and then start thinning out again to just the "regulars". If you are one of the "resolutioners", try to stick with it by starting slow, listening to your body and being as consistent as possible. If you need motivation, check back here or subscribe to my newsletter and daily text messages. I want you to succeed!
One tip though, no curling in the squat rack please! Have a great 2015 and check back often! Until then...