It’s been two full weeks since we launched into exercising together here on MomsToolbox.
How’s it going for you?
In some ways it is getting easier to keep exercise in my routine, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t also getting harder at times, too. When my alarm went off Wednesday morning, I really thought about sleeping a little longer and skipping my cardio. I knew that if I didn’t get up, though, I wouldn’t fit my exercise in later in the day. I also thought about the fact that my mornings have been so much more productive and happier since I started exercising early. That got me out of bed and into my workout gear.
As I was cycling, I thought about the fact that I can be so good at a quick exercise habit, but I’ve yet to be able to develop a standing exercise habit that really lasts.
I tend to be a very goals-oriented type of exerciser who needs concrete achievements to tackle. I trained for months for my first MS 150 ride, and I continue to ride in the Houston to Austin MS 150 year after year. I’ll get on exercise kicks for a month or two at a time, but I’ve yet to find something that really sticks year-round. And this has troubled me.