Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Experts say if you can do anything consistently for 21 days it becomes a habit. I can definitely say I see the truth in that statement. After about 3-4 weeks at my new 9-5 job I consistently wake up at 7:30-7:45 every day... even on the weekends... boo. I still always set my alarm but I find myself sometimes waking up right before it goes off anyway. Next challenge, to start going to bed at a consistent time to make bed times a habit too.
I've been pursuing my lifestyle change for 27 days now and have to say it is actually starting to feel normal now, or like a habit of mine. Every Sunday I check my gym calendar for the classes available, pencil in the ones I enjoy going to in my planner and schedule cardio sessions for the remainder of the days I'm not going to a class. I grocery shop on Saturdays or Sundays and pack my lunch every night before I shower. The biggest shock: the gym doesn't feel like a chore anymore! It goes in my planner right along with my meetings and conferences for the day so it feels like a requirement just like everything else. I got invited to happy hour last night with the coworkers and I actually said, "Oh not tonight, I'm sorry, I have zumba tonight." Whereas in the past I would have probably just moved the workout to another day only to never complete it. Even on days I don't have classes I pencil in the time and the length of the workout I have planned and I'm there on time and ready to go!
Now that I've settled into a routine I actually feel like I may have a shot at this! Getting really pumped for the end of the month and to see how I end up.. 9 pounds down so far! Hoping for an even 10 by Friday!