I am ashamed to say that my efforts to transform myself from a couch potato to a gym junkie have been rather dismal. Two weeks after joining Contours I was off to Canberra for three weeks where I spent most of my time avoiding anything thesis-related by staying in bed watching joyous things from my iTunes collection until the sun was almost ready to set again. I could have visited the Woden branch of Contours, but I did not.
Since my return from Canberra I have managed to get to the gym once a week. Not three times a week as intended, but once.
I do not think I am getting my $69/month worth of physical pain and agony. (Or should that be physical improvement and development?)
I knew when I signed up to this that the biggest problem I faced was conquering that bad habit I have of talking myself out of doing things that are good for me or must be done. I am extremely good at this.
It would not be so bad if I was dissuading myself from the gym for something productive. Do I talk myself out of going to the gym because I think it would be better to get home and work on my thesis or lesson plans?
That is the excuse I use, but I get home and what do I do?
Yes, I spend the afternoon in Couch Potato Mode.
Oh well. Old dog, new tricks and all that.