I think it's a habit
I’m glad this weekend is over. It was stressFUL! (I am going to apologize right off for the lack of pictures and picture quality, it was not even on my mind!) We had household projects that did not go right! Changing outlets and outlet covers, broken knick knacks, and don’t even ask about the cloud shelves. Brad and I rarely fight but man… household projects can break us! Anybody else in this boat? Why is it so stressful?
Anyways... It has been 47 days and I feel like I have officially made exercising a habit. I just get it done. The biggest change is I no longer make excuses. No matter what is going on I make it a priority. Even my mindset on how long I exercise has changed. I no longer put limits on my time. For example before if I didn’t have time for 2 miles or 30 minutes of exercise I would have that “well forget it” attitude. My mile a day challenge for myself has really helped with that, as long as I am getting some sort of movement in I am happy. It is amazing when I took that quantifying time element out of the equation and just focused on getting movement in everyday how easy it was to make it happen.
Today was a prime example of my new habit. I wanted to get my miles in right away in the morning but it just didn’t work out. Life got in the way and before you know it I had to get ready to go to the movies and see the new Thor. Now, old Paula would have screw it, today is a no go and enjoy the movies and snacks. New Paula said I am wearing my workout clothes to the movies and when I get home I will just get a mile in. To validate things even more for old Paula I had a beer at the theater(because drinking while at the theater is the thing now) but I still hopped on the treadmill when I got home. I am very proud that I am making movement a priority. That I am not letting my food choices become an excuse is huge! So… Go Paula!
I highly recommend a mile a day challenge to help in creating a exercising habit. Try it for 50 days(nice round number) and let me know how it goes!