Why is consistency such an issue for me?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I wouldn't dream of going a day without brushing my teeth. Other than that, I can't think of anything else that I do consistently. Thinking about it, I realize I don't even watch a tv show for more than one season. There are exceptions but most of those shows have changing cast members, like Project Runway and the like.

I've not taken my vitamins and supplements in months now and when I do take them, I usually last about 2 weeks before I start to taper off , then stop altogether. My history with regular exercise is similar.

Should I spend my energy trying to figure out why? Will knowing why lead me to a "cure"? Or should I look for strategies to work within this trait, like finding ways to keep exercise new and different?

I'm going to join a gym tomorrow and because they have so many options, maybe I can keep moving to something different. I plan to start with a couple of group classes, then maybe change classes or start using the pool. At any rate, I have to do something so...

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    I agree with you. I do brush my teeth everyday, but like you, I am the same way with vitamins and exercise. Geez! You would think at my age I would have it figured out by now but I chalk it up to being human and life on the planet. Best of luck to you. Hope you find something that works. If you do, clue me in will ya?
    3167 days ago
  • CARMEL_466
    Wishing you the best with the gym membership. I know exactly how you feel about the consistency issue. We will keep pushing on that. emoticon emoticon
    3167 days ago
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    I get it! I'm the same way. Trying to create new healthy habits has been mostly an exercise in futility for me as well. What has worked for me has been immersion into more spark resources. If I'm having a day where I'm just not feeling it, there's always someone on the site here with an encouraging word. Also the DVDs are really great if you're starting out. If you can just make yourself so 10 minutes of something active a day you'll start gaining momentum. You've got this! Find something fun for you and you'll do great.
    3167 days ago
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