I'm absolutely great at making a plan. I can nail it down to the last detail. The follow-through? Yeah, that’s the part I need to work on. Especially where exercise is concerned.
Pete and I have, once again, started training to run some 5Ks. It’s the first week that's always my hardest. Exercise hasn't become a habit yet. It’s too early to see any progress to help spur me on to continue. The rewards are few and, on top of that, pesky persistent lows which always accompany the start of my exercise plan are a big concern when training alone.
My plan for today was to make a quick stop at the post office and then continue up the street to the gym for Day 3 of my 5K training. And here I sit, still in my house, willing to do just about anything besides going to the gym. (Anything includes making a batch of home-made pudding, which is now chilling in my refrigerator.) Some days, the best I can do is a compromise. So maybe today, if I do my training on my home treadmill I can put off going to the post office until the weekend. Is my treadmill as good as the one at the gym? Nope. But is it better than skipping the workout all together? You bet!
Do you sometimes find a compromise is enough to get you headed in the right direction?