Anyone would think that from my last post I was ready to start the next stage of weight loss the day after posting it. However that never eventuated, and still hasn’t eventuated more than a week later. Anyone reading this would think that I am a phoney and wasting my time trying to blog about weight loss when I haven’t even followed on with my promises.
You see, I am a procrastinator, and a procrastinator to all things, including exercise. I know that everyone has some form of procrastination, but I think my procrastination is far more extreme than many others, almost to the point of never doing it, ever.
I know that the StrongLifts program that I contemplated following only requires me to head to the gym 3 times a week for at most 45 minutes a session that it doesn’t sound like much, but when it comes to me, I make everything bigger than Ben Hur. In reality, assuming I sleep 8 hours a night, 45 minutes is just 4.7% of my total awake hours each day. Definitely doesn’t sound like much does it?
I think I have mastered the art of procrastination, if there is one that is. Do just enough of whatever you are doing to show progress throughout the day, but don’t do too much that it looks like you are too enthusiastic. Looking too enthusiastic makes you the target of extra work that means you have to stop procrastinating to get the work actually done.
I could honestly just f*cking doing it (JFDI) and get it out of the way first thing in the morning, immediately after climbing out of bed, but in winter the last thing I want to do is climb out of bed and go outside to get to the gym, maybe I need to just buy myself a power rack & stick it in the garage so I have less excuses to procrastinate and not exercise, especially when it is just through a single door to the ‘gym’.
How do you stop yourself from procrastinating?