Sunday, May 15, 2011

Don't Lose Momentum

I have to admit that when Blogger was down on Thursday I completely lost my momentum to post everyday. I was all set to do what I needed to meet my promise of daily postings and then....I was let off the hook! And I wasn't even looking for an excuse but when one presented itself I took the ball and ran....the other way!

This reminded me of how easy it is to start a new habit, a better habit most times, and be all into it, until we hit a bump in the road. Old routines set back in at the speed of light and if we are not committed to change, well then.... Who am I kidding I'm talking about diet and exercise! Starting a weightloss or healthier diet and a regular exercise program is way easier than sticking with it! Even when we think we are in the habit, boy oh boy, it doesn't take much if given the choice sometimes.

The choice.

What if it wasn't a choice? You know, like paying your bills. Argh! Paying your bills.... Seems like a punishment doesn't it? Well, if gas and electricity is a punishment, if good food on my table is punishment, if driving a car and wearing Lululemon is a punishment then I guess I like being punished! Think of paying your bills as freedom. The kind of freedom of having no debt.

Postponing the freedom of a healthy body seems kinda silly. If you find yourself falling off the wagon, pick yourself up again, it's never too late to build some new momentum. Don't let one day turn into two, turn into three, turn into a month and then a lifetime. Start again, it's not that hard. Good health, just like gas and electricity, is no fun to live without it.

6 comments:

Diana said...

Nice post Tracy! One should never look behind them and see any door left open!
Just because something becomes mundane or boring-find a different way of doing it! Of course, kettlebells fits that perfectly-we both know the routines are absolutely ENDLESS!!

Maribel said...

"Starting a weightloss or healthier diet and a regular exercise program is way easier than sticking with it!"

oh how true this statement is.

Tracy said...

The kettlebell is the first workout that I cannot wait to do each day. All my other workouts - running, weight-lifting, TaeBo, steps(which I think are fun too), etc...were okay but none of them are as fun and rewarding as the kettlebell.

On days when I am super tired and don't feel like working out, I just say "FIVE MINUTES - just start swinging for FIVE minutes. That five turns into ten, into 15 and pretty soon I've been doing it for 20 minutes to half an hour and feeling so awesome that I wonder why I even questioned doing it that day. I've never had that happen before. LOVE it. I think I feel the same about the Warrior Diet. I don't feel like I'm on a diet, I feel clean and healthy and the alternative is just not appealing.

Thanks Tracy, for another great post!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Diana,

Kettlbells are anything but mundane or boring!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Maribel,

The key for longterm is to feel as if you are not having "to stick" to anything. It has to become who you are.

Give new habits a chance to become "who you are"

Tracy Reifkind said...

Tracy,

Mark always says, "Break a sweat, and if you feel like stopping after that then stop" But we never do, huh? lol