So lately, I haven’t been exercising as much as I used to. Today, for the first time in a while, I lifted my five pound dumbbell forty times in each hand. I was curious as to how long it had been since I’d used it, and found out that the last time was in November. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. It shows that I haven’t been practicing as much as I should be.
Also, I saw that in November, I was exercising a lot more than I’ve been recently. It’s not that I care less about getting better, but I feel as if my energy level has decreased (and maybe that’s because I’ve been exercising less and because the weather’s not as conducive to going outside to practice). Whatever the reason is, I feel ashamed in myself that I’ve been practicing and exercising less than I should be.
The more we put off stretching and exercising, the harder it becomes. For one thing, it becomes harder to get up the energy to do it, and for another, you may find yourself feeling more anxious to practice and exercise because you’re so out of practice.
So if you feel like you’ve neglected your efforts to get better, then try harder to reach the level of activity that you were once at. I know it may not be easy and that it may not happen quickly, but taking small steps to get back on track will help you see that you can in fact get back to making more progress! I wish you all the best and hope you all have a great holiday and holiday season!
Want a good idea for a resolution? Make a resolution to exercise more and practice facing your fears! However, you don’t have to wait! Start trying to get back on track now!