It’s time to figure out whether I’ve got some bad habits that might interfere with my workouts, moods, or feelings. My first inclination is to protest that I can’t think of any such bad habits.
However, after pausing and Googling “Worst Bad Habits,” I see that there are many lists which include procrastination, laziness, over-eating sweets, and chewing fingernails — and, I’m guilty of all those things. Yes, I’m definitely prone to maintain lengthy TO-DO lists in lieu of actually working on tasks-at-hand. Yes, I’m addicted to binge-watching TV for 1/3 (or thereabouts) of my waking hours. Yes, I dream of eating ice cream and other sweets almost 24/7. And yes, since adolescence I’ve chewed my nails (cuticles).
But, I view these bad habits of mine as rather minor. They’re more like endearing character defects. I don’t believe I let them prevent me from optimizing my healthy/fit existence. To prove this theory, today I protracted my workout from the original plan of doing a Zumba Class, to include:
Warm-up on Treadmill – 12 min.
Zumba – 60 min.
More Treadmill – 18 min.
Battle Ropes – 20 min.
Abs. – 20 min.
Stretch – 20 min.
More Treadmill – 30 min.
I really can’t believe I spent 3 hours working out at the gym. A substantial rush of endorphins resulted, triggering a positive “buzzed” feeling, making me euphoric. I still feel a little giddy, some hours later. What a great day — inspired by my having to prove that my bad habits don’t get in the way of working out and feeling good.