People talk a lot about breaking bad habits, but keeping good habits can be just as hard – sometimes harder.
I know this because I just did my old weight program at the gym for the first time in just about a year. Now I could make plenty of excuses. I stopped last year because I got sick a few times in a row (thanks to kids and preschool). Then I had to work at the preschool during one of my two times available for the gym. And then we had a baby.
But those aren’t the real reasons. I just got out of the habit. It happens. I used to have the same problem with church (now I’m pretty motivated to be there 🙂 You’re in a good groove and then something happens to interrupt the routine. Even if it’s a really good thing to do – maybe especially when it’s a really good thing to do – it’s hard to get back into the routine. And the time just gets away from you.
I’ve finally come to a point where I need to get my exercise so I believe I’ll do it. I guess that’s the secret. You really have to internalize the desire to achieve a goal or to have something good in you life in order to make the effort again and again.
So I faced it. I dealt with the ground I’ve lost in a year. And I’m ready to go back!
Do you have any good habits that have gotten away from you? Let me know…