Sometimes you just need to keep committing to something. That’s how it was for me and strength training … until I made the one decision that it was important for my health and well-being and that I would commit to doing it – even if I didn’t particularly like it.
After a month off (traveling to NC to help my parents get situated for their move into assisted living), I didn’t have to decide again to do a strength training program – because I had made the one decision. I just needed to decide when to start back – big difference.
It’s much easier to stick with a fitness program once you’ve made the BIG decision that it’s a life-long commitment for you. Getting back into it after a long or short break becomes MUCH easier if you don’t have to make the big decision each time you head off to the gym or mountainside or dance studio.
And now my day is going much better because I feel really good – about myself and about my life. I have more energy and I’m happier. If I had made the decision to put off going to the gym, I know my day wouldn’t have taken a turn for the better so sharply.
Doing what I say I’m going to do is my antidote to negative self-talk. It gives me a proud feeling, a wee bit virtuous. Try it!
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