D.O.A.C.B.: Avoiding the Resolution Rabbit Hole

HEALTH UPDATE

It was Christmas and I ate good…too good. It was so bad Noom was like “Welcome Back” when I entered my food intake today. I knew better but did not do better. I am not dismayed because it is a new day. I have some measures put in place and I joined a fantastic gym. One with one of the Hydra-beds. That is what I call a reward.

In this post, I don’t have anything original to say. It is the new year and of course, this the time for resolutions. I do not ride the resolution wave, per say. I rename them to yearly goals. It’s a lighter touch and it doesn’t depress me at the end of the year. I still like to hold myself accountable for my goals but normally when you mention the word “resolution” it is limited to the first two weeks of the year. Goals, to me, permeate through the year and in my case quarterly. I tend to do quarterly checkups to check my progress. We all have our thing and this is my thing.

This Week’s Goal: Forming a Habit

Rumor has it that it takes 21 days for a habit to form. In reality, the forming of the habit is dependent on the actual habit. For instance, if you are trying to implement a new wake-up time, you may have to slowly wake up early in 15-minute increments.
One of my goals is to wake up at 5 am. This week I am waking up 30 minutes earlier (7 a.m.) and then next week I will wake up 45 minutes earlier and so on. Slowly adjusting my body to wake up earlier during a period of time will eventually help me to wake up at 5 a.m.

With forming a habit, I have to remind myself this is a marathon and not a race. The best part is, if I don’t wake up by 5 a.m. on December 31, 2021, I can bet you it won’t be the end of the world and I will have at least adjusted to waking up earlier than 7:30 a.m. It’s the progress for me.

Earlier, I mentioned I joined this fantastic gym and I am so excited to go to my first class this week. And I am attempting Yoga this week…Spoiler Alert! I am going to tell you all about it. I am excited about taking classes and working out on the machines because to me forming a habit without it feeling like a chore.

Also, every once in a while I will work out with family but I don’t want to be reliant solely on their attendance because if they don’t show up, I will inevitably use that as an excuse not to exercise. I also want to implement home workouts during lunch…right now no energy…but once again maybe start with a 15-minute in-door walk and work my way up. It’s levels to this and this year I intend not to stress myself out.

I am all about Zen this year. Decreasing anxiety. Increasing Meditation and Mindfulness. Nothing but Position Vibes are welcomed here.

Have you set any goals for 2021? If so, please share in the comments or text me at (773) 819-2378 or by clicking https://my.community.com/beyourownkind.

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