Friday, March 30, 2012

Bad Habits: Easy to make, Hard to break

Firstly, I have gotten out of the good habit of posting regularly to this blog. Sorry. I will improve, though this will likely happen from time to time, I get busy at work and with life and the blog suffers.

Secondly, and more worrisome, I have gotten into the bad habit of sleeping in an missing my morning swim and /or water aerobics class. Boo! This happened way too easily. As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I were having car trouble for a couple of weeks and had to carpool to work as a result. This meant that I missed my morning swim / water aerobics because the scheduling did not work well and I would have had to get out of bed around 4:30am to make it happen. I'm motivated, but not that motivated. Okay, so fair enough, I don't think that slipping out of the routine for a few days is the end of the world - it happens, and it will happen again. The problem is that this week, when I had my car back, I found it impossible to drag myself out of bed in the morning. I missed my class on Monday because I stayed in bed too long and by the time I was ready, I was late. I missed my swim on Tuesday and Thursday and my class on Wednesday because I simply stayed in bed - it was so nice and warm and snuggly and could I possibly get out of it? Then, I would spend the remainder of the day kicking myself for missing my swim. Finally, today I dragged myself out of bed ( honestly, that was the most difficult step) and I went to my water aerobics class. I was primarily motivated by the fact that we are going to my in-laws tonight for dinner, and my mother-in-law makes the BEST tostadas I have ever tasted. I want to have at least one or two (okay, let me rephrase, I'll limit myself to one or two), but they are not exactly low calorie. Also, since we are going out right after work, my time for exercise this evening is shot, I know myself well enough to know that we will stay later than we intend to and I will absolutely NOT feel like doing any exercise when I get home  - so I had to do something this morning. It was as good a time as any to get back into my routine of going for my swim / water aerobics in the morning. And it felt great. I'm very happy I did it. And I'll do it again on's just a matter of pulling myself out of bed - just that first step makes all the difference and can be the key to breaking the bad habit and getting back in line with my good one.

1 comment:

  1. Spring break and my husband being gone are my excuses. Thanks for the kick in the pants. I WILL take my boys out for at least a walk this evening.