Biting Off As Much As You Can Chew
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Ah, the New Year Resolutions Syndrome.
Also known as Biting-Off-More-Than-You-Can-i
tis, Weekend-Warrior-ism and HyperOptimism-Followed-By-A-Lo
This is my battle, my focus this week. I am focusing on getting into a fitness routine that I can keep as a natural habit. For a few years I've had an excellent excuse for inactivity and I've known all along that it doesn't have to be that way. So last week, I got the ball rolling and have certain fitness goals. The Cardio videos here at SparkPeople are GREAT -- so manageable and excuse-free ways to get the heart rate up, even at home.
All this week I've been following the modifications for all the videos. That wasn't my plan, but (1) I've had a 24/7 back & neck muscle spasm that has been going all week -- I don't want to exacerbate the problem; (2) I'm deathly afraid of biting off more than I can chew.
I don't want to go whole hog and then completely drop out of any kind of fitness. You know how it goes, you've probably done it yourself in the past. It's really weird to feel guilty about feeling my heart rate go up during cardio and the whole while a little voice inside my head is saying, "You can work harder, you SHOULD work harder, why are you doing the modifications, you are just being lazy."
So that's where I'm at the past few days -- I am fighting myself and trying to accept that small steps are okay and aren't the way it's going to be in a few months.