Today my boyfriend made a solid attempt at suppressing a giggle when I said “tomorrow I get back to gym!” …
Let’s be honest, he has heard that nearly every week for the past few months!
I was happy to blame everything under the sun for that- including him! Too many dates around his hectic work schedule and pure laziness on my behalf.
But really, there is no excuse. You put first your priorities, and it has obviously not been my priority for awhile. I have been inconsistent and my heart hasn’t been in it. Ive enjoyed my sedentry lifestyle a bit too much and now I don’t like it anymore.
I miss bouncing out of bed early every morning and tackling every day with enthusiasm. Thats what a healthy routine gives me and for awhile I was happy to just relax and let work take a priority. Most of us do!
There is a thing called life that needs to be lived!
One thing I know I, and many of us do, is develop this ‘day one’ mentality where we make one golden day where our new plan or lifestyle has to start. Usually this day has to go perfectly. Make it a January 1st, first day of a new month, on a monday- whatever- there just has to be that pinpointed day ONE.
This mentality leads to many of us using the time between now and that day to act up impressively. Eat all the bad food because the diet has not yet started kind of behaviour.
What is wrong with this? Well it normally continues to be put off. We dont get around to starting, and in the mean time our bad habits have increased for an extended period of time.
I believe it is secretly a fear of failing- as technically you can’t fail if you haven’t started! So we feel safe in the fact that we haven’t begun and therfore our actions arent accountable.
Whats wrong with this?
It is a false safe net.
Safe = Settled, Comfortable
Don’t delay starting. Don’t assign a ‘Day 1’ to begin chasing your goals. Plan and execute continuousy. Be fluid – start now, today, this minute. Get excited now and harness your resolve and motivation!
This has been my pep talk to myself- don’t think. Just do.
What are your thoughts about using a Day 1? Do you see this mentality?