It’s an hour and 15 minutes until I need to start walking to Citadel Hill do our first hill run for #TeamMyles and, I’m not going to lie, I am DREADING this. I am quite enjoying the comfort of my couch. If I had it my way, I’d probably stay here until bedtime…
…BUT I also know I will feel amazing after the run is done!!
Isn’t it funny, how that works? Even though we know how good something will ultimately make us feel, we would rather have the immediate gratification of whatever, in that moment, feels better.
I guess I shouldn’t say “we” – I can’t speak for anyone else – but I am very guilty of this, and it will be my biggest hurdle to overcome on Team Myles.
I am an incredibly hard worker when it comes to my career, and when it comes to my life goals. I will literally work 24 hours straight to get something absolutely perfect, if I need to.
But when it comes to health and fitness, I have every excuse, every bad habit, every vice, and I am my own worst enemy.
And the funny thing is, I actually ENJOY working out. This is me – 11 pull ups at the gym – I worked hard to get them. And when I am motivated, this gym thing is easy. It’s CONTINUING to do it when the motivation goes away that I struggle with.
And that’s when my battle begins.
If I have a bad day at work, I’m more likely to grab the ice cream than my gym shoes.
If I am struggling with something mentally or emotionally, a netflix binge of True Blood and an entire box of oreo cookies is my recovery.
When work gets busy (and it often does), the FIRST thing I don’t have time for is my workout.
And when life gets hard, the FIRST thing I turn to is food.
SO that’s my hurdle to overcome over the next few months with Team Myles. Working to erase the years – no, DECADES of a bad habit and pattern of behaviour that I have created.
They say it takes 21 days to build a new habit… well I’ve got 11 weeks to build a new ME <3
Step one: get off this couch, and on to Citadel Hill…in an hour and 2 minutes.