Things I Know Are Good For Me But I Hate Doing

Tash blogs about accents, creativity and music over at Little Flutters. Though she currently resides in Washington DC, her heart belongs to Australia.

1. Breaking out into a sweat
Unless I have someone telling me to do that extra 20 sit ups, I'm not going to do it. Unless I pay someone money to get on my back for one hour of the day, I will run 10 minutes on the treadmill and happily slink home to a hot cup of milo and a film. Cause hey, I burned calories. I admit, I do need to maintain my body every once in a while, otherwise, I'll die sooner than need be but I won’t sweat myself silly unless I'm in a class environment.

2. Eating vegetarian
Ok, I don' hate doing this. It's a lot of fun and vegetables take less time to cook compared to meat products but oh - my - god, vegetarian options at restaurants suck ass. And when I'm faced with the option of lovingly slow-braised for five hours *insert meat* or a Caesar salad, the salad looses. Sorry, world.

3. Cleaning my house on a day to day basis
Boring but necessary. I'm one of those people who lets things accumulate over a three month period, tackles it all in four hours, and then needs a nap afterwards. I'm trying to do it every day, but when I get home from work and I see my little pile of jackets/books/computer misc, it's all too easy to dismiss it as a trivial little pile without seeing the big picture.

4. Waking up early
When I wake up at 6am and do something constructive, like exercise or write a blog post, I'm on top of the moon. I've completed an important achievement before midday. I can spend more time doing the things I love. I can eat an awesome, relaxed breakfast. But holy fuck, it is so hard to negotiate with my brain at that hour unless there's no other option. I could blame it on the welcome hug of a warm body in my bed, but it’s my lack of self-discipline. Snooze = loose. And I loose too often.

What do you hate doing that you know is good for you?

10 comments:

Mermaid said...

Oh I can relate. Also, I saw that dog picture on We Heart It and I love love love it. So cute.

Luinae said...

I can soooooo relate to all that you said. Especially the first one.

Miss Peregrin said...

Oh so true, for all of these!

Miss Sofia said...

Ooooh, I totally agree on all of these. Also studying daily. I know people say it's better to study a little everyday, but I always end up pulling an all-nighter right before the test.

Noelle de Novo said...

Going to bed at a decent time! It's like I'm afraid of sleep or something.

Heidi Rose said...

I completely agree with all of these!

Alexandra said...

All of the above for me too!
Plus exercising on a daily basis. I know it's good for me, but more often than not, I just can't seem to peel off my butt from the chair/couch.

Tash said...

Going to bed at a decent time and waking up early goes hand in hand. A hand shake that I rarely, rarely participate in. Noelle de Novo I feel your pain. I just have so much more energy at night.

Alexandra, you mean we have to exercise on a daily basis? I am doomed.

besswess said...

I like to exercise. I just hate waking up early! Vegetarian? I like veggies, but there is no way that I could give up meat! :)

Anonymous said...

Please oh please learn the difference between 'loose' and 'lose'. It hurts my soul.

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