Decision Fatigue: What to do? I choose… nothing.

What to do? I choose… nothing.

Have you ever done this?

There’s a moment— the moment when I change from slippers into my workout shoes— that used to cause me anxiety.

Or no, not anxiety exactly. Fatigue. Not knowing what I should be doing for my workout.

My brain would sound something like this: “Should I throw some weights around? Maybe I should hop on the elliptical or find a class. Or yoga, I don’t ever do enough stretching. It’s pretty warm out, maybe I should run. I know I need to do something…”

I haven’t had this decision fatigue for over a year. Starting with my first at-home program, I just followed the workout calendar that came with it. And that program was only 22 minutes!

So I’d do it, get it done, and my brain didn’t have to do that obstacle course every day.

There’s actually an official term for that fatigue. Decision fatigue: ‘In decision making and psychology, decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. It is now understood as one of the causes of irrational trade-offs in decision making. For instance, judges in court have been shown to make less favorable decisions later in the day than early in the day. Decision fatigue may also lead to consumers making poor choices with their purchases.’ (Wikipedia)

And to be honest, there were times I’d take so long deciding WHAT to do that I’d end up doing dishes and then making dinner, skipping the workout entirely.

Beachbody is a tool. Their workouts are solid, the plans take out the guesswork. And my fitness has improved greatly. My life has improved BECAUSE I feel so good. What’cha waiting for? Join me!

There’s a program for everyone. Let me help you, k?

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