The same princible applies to maintaining anything
Thursday, January 10, 2013
So the other day I was looking around my room and I saw laundry on a chair. Before deciding that I wanted be more organized and taking steps to do so I was one of those persons who would have clean clothes unfolded for weeks on my bed or whatever surface I chose to put them.
These days as soon as I take my clothes off the line I fold them. I find that this prevents the clothes from being wrinkled, I don't have to feel bad knowing that I should fold the clothes but not doing it and I have more space on my bed.
So back to the other day, clothes on the chair... Sunday i don't feel like folding them, so I left them there, Monday ... I don't feel like folder either. Tuesday I don't feel like folding. Then I realized what I was doing I was slipping up. I was allowing my mood to determine whether or not I maintained that habit and so I decided to fold those clothes even though I didn't feel like and I felt better.
Then I realize that it is the same with weight maintenance. These days I tell myself that I will never stop exercise that will always eat well and I will never allow myself to gain weight, but i realize that I will slip up. In maintaining any good habit there will come a time where you will fall short and don't feel like doing what you know you should do. Prepare for that, because it will happen. the most important thing though is to identify when it is happen. Sometimes you will feel as if you are always starting over, and that you have to always out in way more energy and effort to maintain this habit than persons who these habits come to naturally. But it is important to never stop and even though you don't feel like doing sh*t, do it anyways because you will regret not doing it more than you will regret doing it.