I know, exercise is all I obsess about these days. I read somewhere that it takes 21 days to program a habit and somehow I’m starting to believe it’s true. Some self-kudos in this post. For starters, I’ve not had bubble tea since 23 July and I don’t really crave for bubble tea anymore (OMG RIGHT?). I used to have a cup of bubble tea every 2 days (or worse, there were weeks where I had 1 cup per day), and yet now it’s super easy for me just to refuse. I don’t even need to think about saying no, there’s no debate in my mind now, I just say no.
I’ve also been going to the gym regularly since August and I now find it weird if I don’t go to the gym for more than 2 days. It’s as if something’s not right for that day. I used to whine about putting my running shoes on, but now I look at my schedule and try to find a way to squeeze in a good hour for exercise. I’ll even intentionally have my dinner early just so I can hit the gym right after fetching my mom home from work.
I think this is probably the most disciplined I’ve ever been with my health/fitness. I used to exercise a lot growing up but it wasn’t really because I wanted to stay fit, it was because I was having fun and I figured it was a “free pass” to eat anything I wanted. And of course I did, what with McDonald’s and bubble tea a few times a week.
So this week I set myself a little challenge – to work out every single day with no fast food the entire week. I’ve been guilty of ordering McDonald’s right after a run so I figured it’s a good challenge. It’s Thursday already and I’ve clocked 21.1km at the gym with no fast food (trust me, I was tempted) so it’s a pretty good week. I’ve a few “inspiring/motivational” quotes that I look at to pump myself up and get my ass out of the house. I figured they don’t just apply to exercise/fitness, they can pass as life-ish quotes too.
Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want the most.
What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
And at the end of a tiring workout…
Here’s to getting up tomorrow and doing it all again.