Over the past few weeks I have been very good at procrastination...aren't we all!?!
I decided to start my own business about 5 months ago. This was a big step for me. I was working part-time and had other days off to be able to work on the business stuff. Well, I quickly realized that if I put the TV on at breakfast, it stayed on all day, and I did nothing. I might get off the couch to make food and workout, but that's it. No work got done. I quickly learned that to be productive, I needed to not put the TV on. I went on a period of about two months where I didn't even want to watch TV at night anymore. I was changing my habits.
Fast forward to two weeks ago and the old habits came steam rolling back in, not only with working, but also with my weightless aspect. I was still eating pretty good, but I was working out about 1/2 of what I normally do. It was hard to find the motivation to get off the couch, and working out is my happy, me time. I love it. But once old habits sink in, it's so much easier to sit on the couch then it is to go upstairs, change, come downstairs, get to the gym (although mine is in my garage), and workout. I was so happy working out before, so what happened?!?
Habits and procrastination. I got stuck in some old habits and I needed to shift. I started on Monday by not turning the TV on. Step one, DONE. Step two, I got in my workout clothes early in the morning. Granted I didn't go workout right away, but I was in those clothes, so there was no excuse to not walk to 50 feet to the garage and workout. Well, I worked out. Then I got in the shower, got dressed and left the house. For me, getting to a coffee shop is the best thing I can do for myself when it comes to work. It was like that in college, grad school, studying for my PT licensure exam, everything. Coffee shops are my jam.
Anyways, the point is that old habits are easy to fall into. Part of the challenge is realizing it. Once you realize it, start making some small changes to help you get out of the funk and either create new habits, or find ones you lost for a little bit.
Get to it, one small change at a time.
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.