I can’t even tell you how many ‘To Do’ lists that I have written in the past and most recently that have some form of physical activity listed on it. More specifically — working out, gym, run or yoga. This thought just came to me — I am perfectly okay with ‘To Do’ lists BUT I am NOT okay with listing every form of working out that I can think of on that list because I have a tendency of moving it around the list, moving to my next day’s ‘To Do’ list or completely moving it off the list.
What works best for me is NOT to list that I NEED to workout but to JUST DO IT. Already this morning I’ve had an inner conflict — “Hm working out sounds nice, maybe I’ll go to the gym after work” (I walk by a room and see my neon green yoga mat) “I do love yoga, I could do that after work”. Then here they come the excuses that I will use to move my goal of working out to the next day then the next day. As quiet as they are, those darn excuses will do a ton of damage, if you let them! They look like this — “I know I’ll be tired after work”, “It’s too cold”, “I could always workout tomorrow”, “Yes I can work out in the morning before work, which could require the alarm clock to be set to an earlier time and plus it’s cold”. All of those excuses have crept in my head and made a home for themselves more times than I would like to admit.
So today I am going to stop putting working out as a number on my ‘To Do’ list and JUST DO IT. Many of the excuses I make are not valid excuses they are just the old version of me still camping out in my mind. Well it’s time to kick the old version out of my mind, the old version cannot live rent free anymore and what the new version is charging for rent, the old version cannot afford!
So I am kicking the old version of myself out today along with it’s baggage of excuses and allowing the new version to move in. I’m not numbering ‘working out’ anymore it’s time to JUST DO IT!
I will be the first to admit that this is not going to be easy, it will be really hard. I know that old habits die hard and that I am very stubborn but this can and will be done.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am
not superhuman. There will be some days when life will be so stubborn (like myself) that I have no choice but to deal with it. But on other days when the only excuses I have are “I’m tired” or “I worked out last week, I’m resting today”, those are the days where I need to drop those excuses and JUST DO IT! I also find that my favorite excuse is “I don’t have time”. It’s not that I don’t have time, it’s that I don’t make time. I have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyoncé! Hehe.
No this is not a New Year’s Resolution this is me letting go of all excuses. *This goes for working out and other aspects of my life.
So join me and JUST DO IT!