Well, to be honest, I am surprised that the bike lasted this long before breaking down! Carrying my extra weight around for the past month could not have been easy. I am just glad that the chain snapped not far from home.
I have been getting a lot of use out of my bike and with a few minor fixes it will be up and running in no time. This is not a reason to give up the exercise ghost and sit down a watch reality TV for the afternoon.
In fact, it has inspired me to do more!
In a more direct approach to getting myself to move more, I have positioned my treadmill to where my lounge chair used to be in the living room. I don’t necessarily need to do a full workout every single time I watch TV, but just to keep moving while I watch an episode of Mad Men or Ellen, is better than just laying back in the lounger!
I did not come to this decision easily. In fact, it took about 3 weeks of thinking in my head, “I really should move the treadmill in front of the TV!” And then one day I just stopped procrastinating and did it.
There are many setbacks when you want to exercise… Most of the time, they begin with you. Instead of thinking that you should do something, just do it now and get it over with. Moving the treadmill took a while, but now, to move it away from in front of the TV would take more of an effort and make me realize what I was doing and make me realize that I was giving up.
The process of losing weight and exercising more is a painfully slow process, but with little changes, and not thinking about the setbacks, we can make it!