The habit of habits
Ever since I finished the habit of the 5×50 challenge back at the end of May I’ve slowly seen myself get lazier and lazier. Once upon a time I would have been up and changed by 9am looking forward to leaving the house. Yes, even with a teeny tiny baby. Roll on to now and I find myself rushing around with minutes to spare to get out the door, often being late.
What’s happened I ask myself?
Blogging, I think is the main problem. I get too wrapped up in the social world chatting to lovely bloggers that I know I’ve never met but consider friends. Not a HUGE problem as I am happy, but it is the root cause!
In the space of a month without the challenge of running/walking/cycling 5k a day I have suddenly gotten out of the habit of my habit.
I need challenges in my life to keep me motivated. I’m currently taking part in The Wildlifes Trust #30DaysWild Challenge, great, I may have been getting out and wild every day but not any lengthy daily exercise which is what I need if I want to keep eating all the cake!
I checked out my phone app which tracks steps and miles walked. I counted 9 days out 30 where I walked more than 5k. This to me is shocking.
What can I do about it?
Put the phone away! Well not away as such but I may change how often I interact with my fellow bloggers. I already feel that I don’t chat enough though, so Tribsters, if you’re reading this, I apologise for going even quieter!
If you refer back to Happy Days 16, I mentioned that I have discovered Bullet Journalling. Oh I have discovered it and am getting thoroughly wrapped up in it. I’m going to write a “My First Month” very soon, but for now I am going to give you a sneaky peak at my Health Habit Tracker. I hope that it will encourage me to get out and about a bit more and try some oh so crucial core exercises to help my Mum tum.
No Time Like the Present #30Days Wild Day 27
I got up bright and early this morning with the view of making it out the door to go for a walk/run. I totally managed it! We have a really old and lovingly restored Jogger buggy that the Robot rode in and I had a go at running with it. Here we are next to the canal:
We came across some new ducklings. We didn’t think that we would see anymore this year:
So there you have it, the start of my new habit, no challenges, just a need to get out and exercise again.
How are you getting on with exercise at the moment? Do you have any habit tips?