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Creating a new habit

Monday, November 12, 2012

Today, I was reading through some blogs of other people who use Sparkpeople. I came across one that mentioned "Nerd Fitness". So, I went to the website to check it out. Someone blogged about a Morning Mile Challenge. He/She was talking about walking one mile everyday, when you wake up for November. I thought that would be a great challenge and I'm planning on incorporating this into my schedule.

This is what the person wrote in the blog:

I want you to have an awesome morning…and it starts with a morning mile walk:

•This is a habit that takes less than 20 minutes. It should take you roughly 12-20 minutes to walk a mile if you’re walking with purpose. Factor in a few minutes to tie your shoes (unless you still have velcro), put on your coat, grab the dog’s leash, etc – you’re looking at roughly 20 minutes.

•This is something that you’ll have no excuse not to complete. Because it’s the FIRST thing you’re going to do in the morning, it’s quite difficult to blame your lack of progress on the day getting busy later on.

•It’ll wake you up faster than a cup of coffee. I’m not telling you to give up your caffeine, but this will help you immediately get out of “snooze” mood and into “I’m going to dominate today” mood. That’s a good mood to be in. THEN, you can have your coffee.

•It’ll allow you to plan out your day and be more productive. Use your Morning Mile to plan out how you’re going to be MORE productive. What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get to the office? What are you going to eat for lunch? What time are you going to work out? What three important tasks are you going to accomplish today?

I feel this challenge would be a great habit to develop for the first thing in the morning! So, I will start this challenge tomorrow morning (11/13/12), because I already got my workout completed and now I need to go & eat something! I'm excited about creating a new healthy habit!
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    I'm not really a morning person, but I've found I like walking early in the morning and getting it done. You're right, no excuse for not doing it like later in the day.

    Have a great day!

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    It is sounding good to me. Thanks for sharing.
    2019 days ago
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