Why is it so easy to pick up bad habits and lose the good ones?
I could try to find answers to that question, but I probably should just try to restore the good habits and drop the bad ones. And it’s easier said than done, as per my experience this past few weeks since gyms have reopened.
Fitness has always been one of my top priorities. As they say, “health is wealth,” and that can’t be truer than at this time. But the pandemic made their pursuit “non-essential” and have been mostly forgotten for more than a year and a half. I have to admire the people that found ways to keep themselves in shape during the lockdowns—unfortunately, I wasn’t one of them. I’m one of the people that just “shut down.”
Now that gyms have reopened, I’ve started my project to bring back my habit of pursuing my fitness. It is much easier said than done as I felt like I’m doing everything again for the first time. But at this point, I really have to force myself to do what I have to do as repetition can help me restore my habit. I had to keep reminding myself that I should have “discipline” to do what I must. The inclement weather lately isn’t making things any easier, but I’m glad that so far, I’m able to do the target number of sessions per week that I set for myself.
For those who want to bring back their former health or are struggling to do so, keep in mind that you are not alone! But you got to do what you have to do. If you were able to do it once, you can do it again! Do it once. Do it again. And again. Even if you need to force yourself. It will be worth it! Let’s keep pushing!