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
- 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.
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.