Glancing at the workout calendar on my fridge, I noticed more frowney faces than smiley ones. Looking back on January's calendar, one week I've hit my targets then the next week, only 2 of 6. I've been constantly struggling with this since mid-January.
I delved into the Angry Trainer's archives and found a little post Why Your Workout Isn't Working: Consistency. Everything he says here applies to me.
No matter how clean and compliant my food intake is, it just can't make up for not being active on a regular basis.
Exercise is a habit that is not yet ingrained in me. It should be by now. I know that if I'm sluggish and don't get any activity, it builds and builds into total inaction day after day. This is a cycle I want to break. Before I start gaining weight and going back to the way I was.
Looking back at what works for me.... with eating anyway... it was the Whole30 that changed what I eat and the way I eat. Simply, I feel better. And what the reason I tried the Whole30 in the first place? It was that it came to the point where I needed a big swift kick in the ass to change my ways. I felt myself backsliding mentally into my old ways, exactly like I do now.
For the next 30 days, during weekdays I am challenging myself to wake up a half hour earlier, at 6:30am to walk briskly outside rain or shine. Well, here where I live, it'll be in either a snowstorm or icy cold, or maybe both. On weekends, this will be the first thing I do when I wake up. The only way for me to get into this habit is to make a firm commitment starting today.