Training your mind is a huge step for both healthy food choices & exercise. I found with exercise, blocking the excuses and mind chatter & just focussing on what your body CAN do enabled me to strech my goals far beyond my expectations (in a short period of time!)
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Using SplashShopper (or any phone app) for a master to-to list and daily selecting the to-dos off the master list.
Many tasks need repeated on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis. I am find I eed a separate work and home list. By using a list program to enter master tasks, e.g. dish washing, I can review my master list and select what tasks need attention today. My phone is always with me to keep me on track.
Don't dispair if you've slipped (or jumped) off the wagon of improving healthly habits. Just choose one thing (ex: more fruit and veggies) to do as consistently as you can, and when you've mastered that, add another habit. Even just 10 minutes of walking every day will add up, and you'll find yourself walking longer than that before you know it.
Build on 'small' successes until you've 'mastered' it all.....one baby step at a time.
The only way I can become a stronger, faster runner is to confront the challenge of running faster and longer than I have run before. Why settle for revisiting the feats that have been mastered or the challenges I know I can accomplish?
To become my best self, I have to accomplish the goals that I have yet to master. I will confront each challenge, give it my very best, and purpose myself to try, try, try until I overcome!
I was torn between the 5K Your Way Running & "Rookie" Running trainings. Honestly, the rookie program is more approachable; I've already mastered the content of the first few weeks. The running training starts where I feel challenged. So, I'll confront my challenge, start running, & overcome!
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