Exercising is important to me. My mother died at 45 because she didn’t take well enough care of herself. The morning after she died, during my desperate crying in the shower I promised myself that I wouldn’t end up like her. I love the way my being feels when I’m physically active, and the way my clothes are more comfortable, too. 🙂
Why, oh why then, knowing all of that, is it so difficult to maintain a regular schedule of physical activity–or what I feel like is enough physical activity? I have strong attitudes about this topic, I know I feel better when I engage in activity, and yet. . . sometimes knitting a few more rows wins out, or laundry, or dishes, or or or. . . you get the idea. Even though I teach about attitude-behavior connections, even though I know all of the good outcomes, there are weeks when I simply don’t do enough.
Why unburden this on you? First, because by finding another way to make a public commitment I increase the likelihood of sticking with the activities written in my planner. Second, because I figured at least one of you out there feels similarly about this. Please feel free to share your trials and tribulations, successes and roadblocks on this topic. Commiseration is wonderful for the soul. 🙂