Well, not really, but you get the rhyme, and I know the reason. It’s literally the last week of the challenge by all literal sense of the word. I don’t count the weekends so I’ll be done next Friday. So, just a thought I had about exercising. I don’t look forward to doing it by any means. I hear some people talk about how much they enjoy it, and it makes them feel so good and refreshed. Well, no sir, not me, bob. And with that being said, I can see how easy it could be to fall off, to stop doing it, and call it quits. Especially when you hit the scales, and you’ve plateaued or not met your original goals.
Some things I do to counteract this very counterproductive way of thinking is I think about me in the long term. If I focus on the short term effect, then yes, I’ll quit and say it’s not working because I don’t see the results I want to see. But that is called instant gratification. Instead, I think about why I’m doing it and the fact that doing things right often takes more time and a lot more effort. I didn’t get fabulously fat overnight. Instead, a lot of things caused the weight gain, and a lot of things will have to be done to combat the things I did to produce it. With that being said, I have no intention of stopping. I’ll be continuing on this lifelong journey regardless because it’s better for my overall health and well being. I see the benefits in it and know that with consistency and effort, I will prevail. So, when that negative voice starts kicking in, just remind yourself that you’re the freaking boss, and you are in control of your thoughts. Our thoughts can harm us or prosper us. What you and I choose to think will forever affect our progress and outcome. Have a wonderful evening…
Until Next Time,