But I Did That Yesterday -The Ridiculousness of Inconsistency

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But I Did That Yesterday – The Ridiculousness of Inconsistency

by Kayla Howard

How many things have your done hundreds of times in your life? 

  • Brush Your Teeth
  • Shower
  • Buy Food
  • Purchase Gas
  • Clean the Living Room
  • Make Your Bed
  • Wipe the Smears off the Refrigerator
  • Pay the Phone Bill

What if you failed to buy more food.  "I am absolutely sick of going to that grocery store, I never want to see it again, — or, —  I'll start buying food tomorrow."  How long would it take before you went hungry?  How long would it take before you were sick?

What if you decided to never take care of your teeth again… after all, it's soooooo redundant!  Before long, you wouldn't have any friends and you'd likely end up with a mouth full of pain.

How can it be that we understand the importance of consistency with these types of activities, but it's very difficult to apply it to exercise?

Yesterday we had 30 pounds of cherries to pit and put into the dehydrator.  My son was operating the pitter and I was feeding it cherries.  As we neared the bottom of the first box, he wanted to know if we were almost done.  "Nope!  We have one more box" was my reply.  "Oh-ugh" he said.  Then he perked up and said, "I guess that's good because then we'll have them all done and we'll feel really happy about it."

Wow.  I was amazed.  What a great grasp on the right attitude.  When we do what we know needs doing, it frees us.

For some people, and on some occasions, the knowledge that we'll feel better when we are done… the understanding that we need to do it… even the desire to gain the expected result are often not enough to motivate us.

Why?

I think it's possible that we fail to see ourselves as needing to be freed… we don't grasp that we are actually imprisoning ourselves when we put things off until tomorrow.

When it comes to losing weight, all the "todays" that we choose to exercise while it is today, will add up to weight loss in the near future. 

"I did that yesterday" and "I'll do that tomorrow" are not acceptable ways to produce results.  We all agree that inconsistency is ridiculous. I've met many, many women this year who are now remaining consistent with their T-Tapp workout and are reaping the benefits.  You can too!

Do it now. 

a Vegetables Are Overtaking My KitchenKayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home.  She is a  Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp.  If you'd like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions!  Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com or Send an email to: kayla@t-tapp.com

Comments 7

  1. Thank you for the encouragement! I just finished Ladybug Standing! ( I would have done the combo, but the kidlets were up, and watching 40 minutes of Teresa was already pretty impressive for them :-)) Have a great Monday.

  2. I love how you compared exercise to brushing our teeth or grocery shopping!  I'm going to start thinking about it that way :).  Did primary back stretch and hit the floor before the kids woke up this morning.  Thanks for the encouragement to stay consistent! 

  3. On my third day of bootcamp Basic Workout Plus. Thankful that I got up this morning and dedicated 15 minuted to my health because I've worked all day, it is now almost 8PM and the last thing I want to do is exercise. Thank you for your continued encouragement, it makes a difference in people's lives.

  4. Did SITTM.  Have been doing this consistently since your post on the importance of the walking DVDs.  I have been told not to bend at the waist at this time due to a lower back problem.  This reduces the number of workouts I am able to do.  I LOVE  SITTM and SATI!!!  Also makes my back feel so good!!

  5. The whole body workout or whatever it is called. I am too tired to go find it so I can remember the right title. I did only 15 minutes today….but I did LOTS of housework today and walked all over Walmart.

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