They say it takes 21 days to develop a new habit.
Yesterday was October 1stand I vowed that for at least 21 days, I would go Paleo. It’s been almost 48 hours since this goal and I actually feel better than I have in weeks. Sometimes it’s difficult, because I love chocolate and ice cream so much…but my body feels better. I feel a difference, and I want change for once, I’m not getting any younger and our bodies constantly change. If you make small vows to change every day, you wont have to look back and wonder when you “lost it”. Where you gave up and settled for what you’ve become. Always make changes, for staying the same is no fun at all.
Back to my point. 21 days. For 21 days I will go Paleo and I will work out every single day. On days that I need rest, I will go for a long walk. For any of you that feel this is too much, remember you don’t have to have an intense work out every single day. Or you can, but make sure that one or two of the days is a relaxing workout like yoga or an easy hike. The point is to get off your butt and DO something. Don’t spend your life revolving around your favorite television shows; don’t fit your schedule around drinking and parties, stop making EXCUSES. Make October the beginning of changing your life. At least start with committing to 21 days of doing more than you have before. Once those days are up you can go back to whatever you were doing…but I’m telling you that after 21 days of eating clean or going Paleo, and adding exercise everyday, you will see results and you will not want to stop.
I recently gained weight practically with a blink of my eyes from falling into bad eating habits thinking it wouldn’t affect me and boy was I wrong. I’m now having to challenge myself to BE BETTER and I feel that this is a great opportunity for all of you to also. Follow my Facebook Page because I will be posting results and meals daily to keep whoever wants to
follow, motivated. I can’t write an entire blog update for every day but I will keep it updated on there. Feel free to also email me or message me on there if you want more motivation or have any questions.
“Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old – old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don’t. In both cases we have to DO something”-Rush Limbaugh
I love that quote. It pretty much sums it up…In order to want something new, we must bring it to our lives. If we want to get rid of our bad habits and thoughts-we must give it up for 21 days and be more positive. Just work hard, eat healthy and try not to weigh yourself or stare at yourself in the mirror too much looking for results. You don’t want to discourage yourself because it wont happen overnight….but within a week or so it will show.
Little Tips before We Start:
-Commit to 21 days. you don’t have to do this your whole life, just commit to this….like Lent but for fitness;)
-Write down your goals for fitness. Where you want to be 21 days from now, by 2013, or a year from now. These next 21 days are just the beginning
-Write what you eat down. Keep track. I like myfitnesspal.com when i am log gin my food intake.
-Read up on eating clean from one of my other entries or go Paleo which helped my dad go from 207 pounds last Christmas to now being 160 pounds or so. He is still eating Paleo and feels more energy from changing his lifestyle.
-De-clutter the “old you” in the next couple days. Get rid of clothes you never wear, get rid of really bad food lingering in your kitchen. give it to the homeless or donate it somewhere, but its not for you. don’t temp yourself. Get ready for the new you.
-Remember that i am in this as much as you are. I have trouble with committing to eating well. this is a challenge for all of us.
-Find a friend that will do it with you. and work out together…this will help you stay focused.
-Turn off your television
-HIKE!!!!!!!!!! For any of you that know me, this is my “happy place”. I like to make a list of hikes I want to do and see every week as an opportunity to cross one off.
-Get on Groupon or LivingSocial and find things you’ve never done before. I am addicted to these “deals” because it allows me to try new things I would otherwise never think of doing.
-Other workouts to try other than the basic gym:
- hot yoga
- pure barre
- ziplining(for fun:)
- group sports
- anything else you can think of! good luck!!!