I don’t do Change. Well, maybe.
Posted by fixedonfood
I am a creature of habit, and a craver of routine.
I find ways to make peace and feel balanced in my day-to-day, and when it “works,” I stick to it.
I’ve heard over and over that it’s better to “mix it up” at the gym, but I was hesitant. I like my elliptical- it’s safe, it’s predictable, and I can watch all of my crappy reality TV shows while working out.
This winter brought a few “bubbles” in my routine- via blizzards, vacations, and boredom.
The first time the Wellness Center closed because of weather, my heart dropped. It was totally throwing off my routine and I had no clue what to do. (I realize that this sounds totally ridiculous now, but I’m not known for always being real “mellow.”) I decided to dust on my Zumba DVDs and get my groove on.
AND IT WAS FUN!
I’ve made a commitment to staying healthy, and until it’s nice enough to hit the ski trails or go for a walk outdoors, I have to continue finding ways to keep my word.
As this seemingly-never-ending winter continues, my elliptical boredom is starting to set in. I decided to dust off another set of DVDs I had yet to even open after purchasing them over a year ago. Well, the new DVDs KICKED.MY.BUTT (and I like to think I’m in pretty good shape)! We’re talking dripping sweat in 1/2 the time of my machine routine. Not only that, but I was hurting the next morning- a great indication that I was effectively working out.
I started thinking about why it took me so long to open the package of those new workout DVDs. The answer rang loud and clear:
I struggle with it. It might be uncomfortable, or hard, or not as safe, or unsuccessful…
But seriously, who cares? If I fail, I will just have to find another way. And if you never try, you’ll never know.
So tell me, how are YOU going to shake up your healthy lifestyle routine this month?