Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Michael Brockbank
Well, I highly doubt that I’m going to meet my goal by the end of the year. I haven’t lost much, and am pretty sure that I won’t be anywhere near 200 pounds by January 1st. But, I haven’t put anything back on, either.
But, in contrast to my issues of the past, I have some solid reasons why I haven’t maintained a good workout schedule.
Why Am I Failing a Daily Routine?
This past week, I’ve put in a stupid amount of work for both clients and myself. I am focusing on getting things ready for 2021 and putting into practice a lot of elements I am going to carry over into the new year.
As a result, my time is quickly depleted throughout the day and I am undergoing some massive amounts of stress.
And then there is the fact that I often forget what I want to do as I am sidetracked with trying to keep everything balanced.
Need to SLEEP
I’ve been incredibly exhausted lately. Between personal stress, the holidays, and having a hard time sleeping on that brick in my bedroom, the struggle is real a lot of the days just to keep conscious.
It’s called, “running on caffeine and Emerge all day long.”
I really need to start remembering that I want to drink Sleepytime tea at about 8:45 pm.
Still Not Paying Attention to Alarms
I’m still not paying attention to my workout alarms on the phone. Again, it goes off when I’m in the middle of working. And again, I think to myself, “I’ll do it as soon as this article is done.”
And again, I forget and just keep working.
I need to get into the mindset that everything else can wait. Well, except for Mondays when I’m in a staff meeting when my first alarm goes off. I really should change the time to workout on Mondays.
It’s Not About Being Lazy Now
The most frustrating part about all of this is that it’s no longer about being lazy. I have so much energy and drive to lose the last of the weight first thing in the morning. But, I keep getting sidetracked and forgetting.
I have so much going on at the moment, that my days are simply melting by.
On the upside, being too busy to remember to workout also means I am too busy to snack. In fact, I haven’t done much midnight snacking over the last few days because of being so busy.
I won’t be the muscle-bound, Greek god I wanted to be by January 1st. But, I won’t gain weight, either. So, I guess I can call that a win.
Trying Something New with Case Studies
Perhaps what I can do is keep track of the time I spend on certain case studies. For example, I don’t “clock in” on my spreadsheet for working when I am playing the Xbox or using the Bodyblade.
In reality, I should. After all, the data I collect from these case studies is used for the blogs and YouTube videos.
Maybe that will help me remember since one of my goals is to be more productive. I count the time I spend researching an article. Why shouldn’t I count the time I spend collecting fitness data?
Now that I think about it, I believe it’s a great idea to help me maintain focus.
Gotta Find Some Fitness Structure
So, I like how Chris Desatoff sets up his weekly blogs. It’s a breakdown of how his week went, what he ate, and a summary of his exercise. I was going to try something similar, but again, I forget throughout the day.
And that’s where circumstances fall apart…trying to remember that I want to do those things.
Maybe if I stick with keeping track of case studies and maybe doing a picture per day on Instagram, I can get into some healthy habits. I just need to make sure I don’t annoy everyone on Facebook.
My Instagram feeds directly into my personal Facebook timeline. Some of my friends and family probably aren’t going to care about what I ate or what exercises I am doing.
Eh, it’s all good. Everyone knows who I am and what I do.
Let’s Get Some Habits Created
This next week, I’m going to work on keeping track of exercises as part of “working.” Like I said, the data is used for blog posts and videos. So in a sense, it’s all about the content.
I may not meet my goal weight by January 1st, 2021, but, at least I’ll hit the ground running.