They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. I definitely believe that’s true. I try to start so many things, but always stop after a while because I don’t try long enough. This is what’s happened to me with the gym over and over again. I’ve been a member at a couple of gyms, but for some reason I always seem to stop going after a while.
This time around I’ve done really well. I started going to the gym a couple of months back and I stuck to it. I went three days a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. And it was really working out. I lost a whole bunch of body fat, but maintained my weight, which is exactly what I wanted. Everything was going really well.
Then I went on holiday. I kid you not, I undid all the hard work that I had done for a few months in less than a week’s time. We ate so much food and had dessert with pretty much every meal. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed it, but afterwards I realised how quickly you can break a habit.
Since we got back from our holiday, I have been going to the gym, but I’ve been going twice a week rather than three times, and I just feel exhausted when I’m there. Just like I did before I started in the first place. But I’m determined to continue on and get back to where I was before the holiday.
I can do it.
I can totally do it.
What habits do you keep breaking?