Despite not wanting to. I did.
Sleepy. Low energy. Unenthused. I went.
See, the thing is I’m just now getting back into a workout routine. So, I don’t want to miss a workout — especially because of a lame excuse like I’m sleepy.
I’m trying to form a habit. Forming a habit takes consistency. You know, doing the same thing again and again. Over and over. Day in. Day out. And when it comes to working out — doing it even when you don’t want to.
To establish a routine and form a habit — here’s my approach:
– I’ve started with a small goal. I don’t want to overwhelm myself. Three times a week for now. Once the routine is engrained. I’ll add another class or two (Yoga, Weight Training, etc.).
– I’ll attend the same class (5:30 a.m. Cycling M,W,F) for a month. This establishes a pattern. Once the habit is formed I’ll be moreflexible on days and times.
– First day, I introduced myself to the instructor. This gives me someone to be accountable to. Even if I let myself down. I won’t let him down.
-The night before, set out my workout clothes, underclothes, socks, tennis shoes, towel, and fill water bottle. Preparation equals success. Besides, it gives me a few extra minutes to sleep in.
– Stay away from the negative thoughts. Instead replace these thoughts with positive, upbeat messages. The mind is powerful.
So, this morning, despite not wanting to. I did and I’m sure glad. I feel energized, accomplished, good.