Why is exercise so easy to give up? I find that if I can get through the first few workouts, it becomes a habit; I will go to the gym regularly, and almost crave the break in my day. With that being said…why is it so easy to fall off the wagon? I had a good thing going in the spring. I had a group of hiking friends, and a kickboxing circuit gym that was a thirty minute workout. Between the two activities I was exercising at least five days a week. That didn’t last. First summer hit, and brought 115 degree days, so hiking was out, then the governor closed the gyms. I attempted to work out at home, but it’s just not for me. Now the treadmill in my living room has become my dog Chewy’s favorite place to sleep.
It took a couple of months, but the gyms have re-opened. Have I been? Of course not. I can’t find the motivation. I know I love how good I feel after a workout, yet this knowledge hasn’t been enough to get me out of bed and back into my boxing gloves. Backward ass syndrome is winning this round.
I see this phenomenon happen to people all the time. It’s so easy to get sucked into day to day life, and give up hobbies and passions that we deem to be not as important as working or paying the bills. A lot of people say they can’t find the time or are too tired to keep up with extra activities, but our passions and hobbies are just as important to hold on to. It gives us something to look forward to, otherwise we would just wake up and wonder: what’s life? I’m going to try my best to make the effort to go to the gym this week.