Thursday, June 24, 2010
I read an interesting article on exercise and self-efficacy in SparkPeople. I would rate my belief in myself at around a 5 out of 10. Today for example, I really didn't feel like getting on my recumbent bike because I was feeling cold and tired. I told myself that I would warm up by exercising and then got out of my clothes and into my biking gear. Within 5 minutes of biking, I felt glad I didn't give into the urge to avoid. I listened to the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan's audio book and before I knew it, 30 minutes had passed and I completed my exercise for the day. I'm sticking with my daily biking, only missing one day this week. I feel good when I exercise in that I get more energized, get rid of tension headaches, warm up my cold body and best of all, feel proud of myself for meeting my goal. So, right now my self-efficacy is a 5, but pretty soon, it will be higher and why? Because I believed I could do it!