I donít know right now but, I think I really like this person becoming. Have I finally moved past making excuses that keep me away from achieving my goals? I donít know, and maybe itís too soon to tell, but I believe Iím heading in the right direction.
This year I started a weekly goal to workout at least 6 days a week, but to aim for 7 days. I donít mean killing it and hitting it hard 6-7 days a week, but to move every single day in some way; leisurely walking, yoga, stretching, just something. I thought this would be a good idea for me since I always have such a hard time working out after I take a day off. I donít know whatís wrong with me, I just get lazy after 24 hours of not exercising. So , I came up with the idea to move every single day. Well, I havenít quite made it. Every week since January 1st, Iíve made it six days a week, until this week! I finally hit my 7 days!
I started the morning with an hour long yoga session, followed up with a little ab work! It felt sooo good! My body really needed the stretching and back cracking that yoga gives me. Now, I can relax the rest of the day, and I feel ready to hit it hard again tomorrow!
Trust me when I say it has not been motivation that has gotten me to workout out every day. Like I said in my last blog, motivation may have gotten me started, but motivation is a fleeting feeling, and seems to leave as quickly as it came. LOL! This is definitely not motivation, but I believe this is what commitment and determination feel like. I've heard the saying "If it's important to you, you'll find a way, if not, you'll find an excuse". I think this is finally REALLY important to me!
Seriously, if your struggling right now with working out...STOP! Make a commitment to yourself to do it anyway. You will never regret one workout! It's funny because it's like torture some days to get started, but 5 minutes in, and you feel amazing! Not to mention that when it's over, you feel accomplished! I started scheduling my workouts a month in advance on a calendar and I have it hanging on my fridge but, I don't look at the calendar as a whole month, I think it would be way to overwhelming. I only concentrate on that one day, and that one workout. "One Day At A Time".
So start here, schedule just one workout! Only One! Accomplish it! REPEAT!