In my last post, I mentioned that I was getting my health regime back on track after having taken a holiday. While I’m not back to where I was health-wise before my trip, I’m certainly on the way. This fact on its own – moving towards my goals – has created a feeling of satisfaction within me.
However, this time things weren’t as easy as I seem to remember them. The uphill battle of getting out of my comfort zone and pushing just a little further each time were certainly a struggle. While I’ve certainly felt like not exercising before, it’s been a long time since I’ve experienced this much resistance.
I started thinking about what was working. The key this time around, I realised, was creating a plan and sticking to it.
No matter what thoughts my mind threw at me, I stuck to the plan. If I felt lethargic or that I was tired, I stuck to the plan. I had the plan and no other choice.
(Of course, had I gotten sick or injured myself, I would have stopped, but luckily this didn’t happen. I’m also not silly enough to think I can run the same distances or lift the same weights as I could before. Taking it easy at first is part of the plan too.)
After a couple of weeks, I’ve built up some good momentum. I’m feeling more energetic than before and looking forward to my next work out! In a month’s time, I’m expecting things will be even better.
Luckily, I have a plan to follow. It’s made things much easier.