I just got back from The Firm, where I haven’t been on a regular basis for the last couple of weeks.
… err, I mean months
… or, I mean half-years
Okay, so I’ve been a couple of times since last Thanksgiving, but not many.
I feel great, in that post-workout sorta way. But at the same time I feel like I could die. I could barely get down the protein shake. I really miss working out all the time. You get such an energy rush, contribute to an all-around healthy lifestyle, endorphins are pumping, and you just feel so much better about yourself.
Then why is it that it’s so easy to fall out of the habbit of going? I’ve gone through these cycles several times in life. But I had a pretty good go at it this last time around. I was at that gym at least four times a week for a year, and then poof – I stopped. What’s up with that? Thinking back on it, I think it started when I got pretty sick around Thanksgiving. Some virus that knocked me out for a few days had disallowed me from going, and then I was ‘recovering’ and then I was ‘catching up on work’ and the excuses and rationalizations for not going kept coming. And pretty soon people stopped asking why they hadn’t seen me at the gym, and I no longer needed to make excuses.
This story is starting to sound familiar …
Thank Gawd Dallas is on shortly.