You would be forgiven for thinking that 98 days into my challenge to exercise for 100 days I would remember to actually do some exercise. Today it hasn’t crossed my mind once. It is now almost 10pm at night and I have just remembered that I am meant to be exercising and writing about it.
How this has happened when for 98 days in a row I have managed it, is almost laughable. Indeed, it was amusing to imagine a scenario where I just forgot to complete the challenge – stopping two days short because it slipped my mind. Whoops.
I will do some when I finish writing this. I am quite excited about some bedtime yoga now I’ve remembered about it. I am surprised how easily I was able to let today’s exercise slip from my mind and think it is most likely because I’ve become slightly more complacent about it. “I’m almost done” and “only two days left” have resulted in me relaxing and losing that momentum and motivation to keep going.
This is a good thing to recognise before the 100 days are up in 48 hours. I was joking with some friends this weekend how after Wednesday, when the challenge ends, I will just go back to the same non-exercising, unhealthy lifestyle. Perhaps I wasn’t joking. It wouldn’t be that hard to let it all slide once I stop making it a daily priority.
I thought that exercising for 100 days in a row required discipline but I see now the real discipline and determination will come next. It will be the next 100 days when I am not writing about it and not feeling accountable to my 100 day challenge that will really test me, when I’m out there on my own away from this blog. And I suppose, making exercise a part of my future – that will be the real challenge.