Yesterday I posted about how I knew food wouldn’t help my emotional situation yet I turned to it anyway. I wrote about how I knew it was wrong but did it anyway. My mind told me what the right choice was yet I didn’t do it. At the end of the post I decided to try exercise to get me out of the weird mood that had descended upon me. I KNOW that even a little bit of daily exercise makes me feel better and makes me happier. Even though I know this lately I haven’t been practicing it.
I was completely right about the exercise. Just a short walk and half a workout from the Biggest Loser Bootcamp dvd (which kicked my butt) completely energized me and made me feel like my normal happy go lucky self again. Even a little bit of exercise made me feel 140% better. I knew it would.
So why do I do this? I KNOW what makes me feel good and what makes me happy. I KNOW how to lose weight. Most of us KNOW how to do these things. We know how to be successful and lose weight and be healthy, but we don’t do it. Why is their a disconnect between what we know works and what we actually do? Is it because the right road, the road that works, is the hard one? Its full of obstacles and takes effort and time to complete. Its a long, hard road to success so maybe that is why we don’t stick with it. Failure might just be easier than doing what we know works.
I’m working on this… doing what I know I should instead of doing the things that don’t help. I need to do the things I know work, not just revert back to the easy stuff.