Monday, March 3, 2014

Gung-Ho Habits


I feel a difference in my hips and waist. There's definitely less going on there than just a few weeks ago. My arms may also be slightly more toned. I'm happy to feel like I've made some progress, even if the scale isn't aware.

It's been about 3 weeks since we started working out regularly, and the difference in how my body feels is a great motivator to keep doing so. I'm generally feeling good, and maybe even a little more patient.

However, I know that we need to work on making the gym a normal part of our lives. The idea is to bank on the whole gung-ho motivation and drive right now to create good habits that can help through the rougher or lazier times.

 I know from my own experiences that's it's harder to go to the gym when you already haven't gone for three weeks - just like it's harder to put away the clean laundry that's been sitting in your basket for five days - because the urgency is gone. Putting something off one extra day is so much easier when it's piled on top of twenty others, and before I know it I haven't gone for months.

So right now I'm trying to make "going" the default for when I have too many easy excuses I can use not to go.

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