By ELISSA RATLIFF
It’s something I know I need to do, but sometimes there are just so many other things happening that it slips my mind.
I haven’t caught up on Game of Thrones… My friend wants to go shopping with me… I really need to do my washing…. or maybe I should call my Grandma too?
There always seems to be a reason not the put on my running shoes and go somewhere.
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Procrastinating exercise? It get’s me every single time.
Last year I moved to Sydney for university, and found myself living in a shoebox studio apartment in the city. I’m not usually one to complain about space (or in this case lack there of) but having come from a farm, it was a little bit of a lifestyle change.
Growing up on a farm, you find yourself keeping active even when you don’t realise it. There are always animals to be fed, fences that needed fixing and bushwalks that need, well walking. I was active, and I wanted to be active outside and doing things.
But when I came to Sydney things shifted.
Everything was new and exciting at the start, the notion of a gym membership was like a novelty to me. I wanted to explore the city, I wanted to walk, find places, sit in parks and read and just be a local. Then I became a local (well I like to think I did).
And that is where procrastination got the better of me.
The novelty of the gym wore off, the walking turned into bus catching and the sitting in parks and reading turned into sitting on my bed and falling down Internet rabbit holes.
Then I realised I was living my life going from one room to another. If I wasn’t in my apartment, I was in a room at Uni, or at work in another room, and when I wanted to exercise, the only safe place I could do it was at the gym, in another room. I would walk from building to building, room to room, not taking anything in.
Not only did this affect my exercise habits, it also impacted on my study routine, my relationship and my work.