OK. Now what? The excitement of the holidays are over. Maybe the kids have gone back to school, or you have gone back to work, or maybe you just feel yourself running out of steam. Well, there’s good news.
The good news is that, according to the experts [whoever THEY are] it takes 21 days to establish a new habit. What’s funny about that is that it doesn’t seem to take me 3 weeks to establish a BAD habit, but, whatever.
So, forget about the 100 days. Tell yourself that you’re 1/3 of the way to establishing your new habit of activity. Now, maybe you’re already active in which case you’re 1/3 of the way to helping other people created a new habit.
In any case, you’re still at it. And that’s the REALLY good news.
Day 8: 40 minutes treadmill. 5 minutes elliptical. That may not sound like much to you elliptical people, but considering I could hardly do one minute a week ago, I’m pretty happy.
Day 9: One of THOSE days. Had to squeeze in 30 minutes on the treadmill in street clothes. And I can guarantee that without this challenge I would NOT have done it. THANKS.
Day 10: GREAT day. 40 solid minutes on the treadmill and 5 minutes on the elliptical.
Day 11: 40 minutes on the treadmill. My heart rate was a little higher than normal. I might be trying to do a little too much. Better a little too little than a little too much.
Day 12: 40 minutes on the treadmill. 5 minutes – with elevated heart rate – on the elliptical. AND, about 15 minutes or so pushing the snow blower around the driveway. It’s COLD here.
Day 13: 40 steady minutes on the treadmill. Not a off day, but a more gentle day.
Day 14: 40 minutes on treadmill. Busy day. Glad to be able to squeeze it in.