There is one thing that works against your fitness routine worse than any other element: Procrastination.
It’s so easy to follow the mindset of “I’ll start tomorrow.” We’ve all done it – we have for some reason come to believe that one can only begin something new on the first day of the week or the first day of the month. But there’s no rule that says that – it’s just a form of procrastination. Besides, when you allow yourself to put off starting or restarting (because of some need to begin on the 1st or a slip in your diet) you’re giving into the fear. Because isn’t that why we’re really putting it off? We are afraid it will be hard, or we will fail at it, or it will cut into our fun/comfort/schedule too much.
I say just go for it! Start over every day if you have to. Every morning you can decide to do your best to stick with your fitness routine. Every morning is a fresh opportunity, and spoiler alert - we have a finite number of mornings to take advantage of those opportunities. So start right now, even if it’s mid-afternoon. No one’s fitness journey is perfect – just keep going.
Share your thoughts:
When do you feel the strongest urge to procrastinate when it comes to your health and fitness?
Do you have a trick you use to get back on track when you’ve slipped from your routine?