O.K. so here’s the thing. The past two weeks over the Christmas holidays I have been a complete and total sloth. I ate lots of desserts and even some fast food (actually, I fell in love with ChickFilA sauce).
I sat around a lot and I slept too much.
And I didn’t work out, not even once.
Monday came and I was “too cold” to put on my workout clothes so I threw on a pair of sweats, and found myself still in them at 4 pm that afternoon.
Tuesday came and it took until 1 pm to actually get to the gym. The problem? I kept thinking I had to do my whole workout routine. What I finally realized is that when you have gotten out of the habit of doing something, it might just be too daunting to think of starting up again, if you have to do it at the same level you were at when you left.
For others that may work but for me? No way.
So I dipped my toe in. I went to the gym (woo hoo!). That alone was an accomplishment.
I just did the elliptical for 20 minutes (warm up, 4 30-second sprints, warm down). That’s it. I listened to fun music, thought about my business, and felt great when I was through. Just doing that will get me back in the swing again. And I predict that I’ll continue to go to the gym this week and won’t be able to not work the rest of my routine into the mix.
That big, daunting goal or task in front of you can be chunked down. Dip your toe in today, just to “warm up.” See what happens. I suspect you’ll delight yourself 🙂