I have posted my 2020 new year resolutions at the start of the year, and I made progress today.
I am good in all the resolutions except this one: exercise.
I know I needed to get active again and so when I made the resolutions, I decided to cycle 45 minutes every evening, but I have not done anything since.
Until yesterday and today. I got on my stationary bike and cycled for 45 minutes.
I am one who is very low in discipline. I know that but I did go to the gym every Monday to Friday morning back in 2014 and 2015.
This was because back then, I was always early at work since I need to drop my son at school. But it all stopped when he started college.
So I thought about it yesterday wanting to get back to that commitment I had. I realised that it was the fact that I like to maximise my time and my resources.
I had time back then to kill and so it was beneficial that I maximise it with something that I can do and since there is a gym at my workplace, why not.
What can I maximise now to get on that bike?
Again I want to maximise my time as well but I also like to watch TV and YouTube but I find them a big, big waste of time that I'm prepared to ditch them.
But what if I can do both, maximise my time and yet get entertained at the same time.
So I said to myself: no bike no TV, no TV no bike.
I've done it but only 2 days so far and I do hope it will work.
And I must say that it is the book that I have been reading and talking about so much that got me here: again it's Sönke Ahrens's How to Take Smart Notes.
He said, "bring those who really don’t like exercise but know they have to do it into a sustainable workout routine by focusing on one thing: Creating satisfying, repeatable experiences with sports. It doesn’t matter what (they) are doing – running, walking, team sports, gym workouts or bicycling to work. The only thing that matters is that they discover something that gives them a good experience that they would like to have again. Once (they) find something, they are encouraged enough to try something else as well. They enter the virtuous circle where willpower isn’t needed anymore because they feel like doing it anyway."
Fingers crossed this will last a long time.
I have a TV series to finish watching and so I need to get on that bike.