I’ve definetly hit the point where I’m battling excuses. I was so sick over the weekend and everything hurt. I felt like I belonged in a nursing home I was so stiff and off balance. While that was a good reason to relax and heal, now that I’m feeling better I feel the excuses creeping up like maybe I’m just too busy today or maybe there’s some small reason that I’d let stand in my way and stop me from staying dedicated.
So I know this is where either this effort fails and fades, or it gets stronger and becomes a habit. I have been here and so many times I’ve failed and faded. Now I’m ready to double up my efforts and push through the excuses. I have a relatively active weekend planned and looking ahead to my schedule next week I have lots of time to work out so I’m getting on top of and ahead of scheduling that time for myself.
That’s honestly one of the biggest game changers for me. What made it so easy to slip into excuses this week was thinking I’ll just get my workout in at some point in the day. Weeks one and two I really put emphasis on getting my workout in as early as possible. Sometimes I got up early to do it before work. If not before work it was as though the race was on to get it done ASAP and I want to get back to that. When I put that pressure on myself to get it DONE right away I worked out harder and I kept the positive effects of the workout, along with the focus on my health, all day!
When I wait all day before working out I rush through it at the end of my day and my whole day lacks any sort of focus on my health.
What I really love is when I’m able to workout at home in the morning and then squeeze in a little gym time on my evenings off.
Along with being unfocused this past week I’ve been slacking on instagram so I’m hoping to improve that accountability this week, too!
How are you doing this week? Where are you in your journey?