#Covid has put a big dent in my exercise, for a number of reasons. You may have found this also.
Exercising is hard enough without ANY additional headwinds. And when we encounter a new obstacle or setback, well … you know the rest of the story.
Often our motivation goes into the toilet.
Soooo, long story short, this outhouse experience happened to me, yours truly.
Before I knew it, inertia had sneaked up on me, motivation went out the door and it was three weeks before I realized I had done NOTHING insofar as exercise was concerned. Let me repeat … NOTHING. Zip. Zero. Nada.
How did I get out of this?
It was hard. It was brutal. I was extremely inconsistent. I kept trying to establish a pattern of exercise. I kept failing. It was weird, quite frankly.
I just couldn’t get it going. At all.
So I finally, after a gazillion failures, made it out the door for a great walk one day. Then the next. Then the next. And suddenly my routine was going again.
I do this for a number of reasons … my #diabetes improves with every little bit of exercise that I do. Exercise is also a wonderful mood-elevator.
Mark Twain said the only difference between a rut and a grave is its depth.
Are you in the kind of rut that I fell into? I wish I had a magic key to give you so you could unlock this conundrum but persistence is the only thing I can offer up.
Just keep trying, don’t give up.
Giving up is not what we are about, is it?
[Author’s note: if you enjoy this writing, consider purchasing my book! “42 Ways to Motivate the Sedentary Diabetic to Actually Exercise” – here is the LINK ]
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