Apparently that's how long it takes to change a habit. So if you've gotten out of a healthy routine, oh say... going Salsa dancing in the evening... it might take you a while to get back into the routine. Few (I originally wrote "none" but didn't want to over generalize) of us like discipline. I dare say, all of us would like the results if we were disciplined!
But it's not that easy, because we've filled that time with something. Now we have to "find" the time to fit in what we used to do conveniently. In my case, I took a part time job at a doctor's office three days a week. I love the people, the work, and the paycheck;) but I'm strapped for time now. It's hard to find time to run those annoyingly necessary errands (silly groceries) because when I'm off work all I want to do is play with my kids. By the time they go to bed, I do the essentials online (reply to e-mails, pay bills, yada yada) and then I'm pooped! And I haven't even done my PT yet?!
Right now I'm at a critical point with my physical therapy. I'm mostly healed, so I'm getting lazy - which is the opposite of what I should be doing. If I want full range of motion back (something that could come in handy for a dancer) I need to hit it just as hard as I did the first six weeks. But I didn't have so many balls in the air then.
So, how do we juggle? It all comes down to priorities. And second to my kids, should be my complete health, so I've gotten back on the PT horse. No more Allie-Wallie-Doodle-All-Day (my father's childhood nickname for me - and if you ever use it - I'll step on your toes;). I've got to be intentional about how I spend my time. It's one of the biggest gifts we get. And for my money - nothing nourishes my body, challenges my mind, and lifts my spirit as well as dancing.
See you on the hardwood!
Allison loves to write almost as much as she loves to dance, so no one had to twist her arm to get her to write about dancing!