To be honest, I really didn’t feel like writing this post. My 12 Changes project really didn’t follow me very well in February in ANY way. I had lots of excuses lined up to write about, here are some:
1. I was planning a vacation so I didn’t really have time to do anything fitness related
2. I was really busy with school for the first half of the month which means I couldn’t really go to the gym
3. I hate Jillian Michaels and don’t want to do her workouts anymore
4. I hate keeping a food diary so I decided not to anymore
5. I had so many other things to do, going to the gym was the least of my worries. Also, I was still eating healthy so that counts for something, right?
I mean, sure, to some extent all of these reasons/excuses/whatever you want to call them have some validity, but mostly they really don’t. I hate setting myself up with goals and not being able to accomplish them, but I can honestly say that I just WASN’T up for it this month.
On the bright side I’ve still been doing relatively well with my eating habits, although I’ve decided not to be a full vegetarian any longer. That doesn’t mean I’m back to the kind of eating habits I had in 2011 AT ALL- I’ve cut so much out of my diet- but I like having options if I want them, and the main purpose of my healthy eating was to be more conscious of what goes into my body and I’ve been doing JUST that.
I do cheat though, and I’m sad to admit that this past week was probably my worst of 2012, but I get this *feeling* after being unsuccessful for long enough that it just doesn’t matter anymore. I’m a VERY organized person (in most areas of my life) and I require symmetry in everything that I do (this often shows in my work) so I hate *starting* something with just a few days left to the month.
That’s really another excuse, but it’s also true. I’ve decided to give myself a break for one more day, the last day of February, before kicking back up in high gear and getting back into my goals for the year. I was SO motivated just 2 months ago, I think life has been getting in the way of the things I hoped to accomplish! It’s time to start printing out my goals and facing them every single day. In February, I did a really good job of pretending they don’t exist, and admitting that to myself really sucks. But I just had to be honest here.
It’s always tough to start a new good habit when you’re in the midst of doing a million other way more exciting things (planning my trip and going on it was FAR more exciting than planning gym excursions)… I just want to learn to stop making excuses for myself. I’ve done it for SO long and I just don’t want to. I want to make time for the things that are truly important in life, and health is IMPORTANT.
February wasn’t great and I wasn’t really expecting it to be, but next month I’m going to be taking some time to re-organize my priorities and the goals I haven’t succeeded at yet are at the top of the list.
How did your February goals go? Any tips/tricks to get into a good fitness routine and not cringe it?