We’re going to deviate from the norm here for this post. I’m not going to talk about making a bag or some new recipe I found. I’m going to talk about me, bear with me – I don’t write about myself often, but I think this post might be a good one to share.
I watched a TED talk with Matt Cutts from Google about 30-day challenges and stepping outside your comfort zone. It was amazing…and I was inspired.
So I decided to figure out what I could do to change my life in 30 days. It takes about 30 days to build or change a habit, so the experts say, and I have 2 habits that drive me crazy and need to be changed
One – I’m pretty lazy. I get things done, dont get me wrong, but when it comes to getting my butt off the couch for a walk or some exercise…I can come up with an excuse faster than a big league pitcher can get the ball across the plate. That needs to change. So what am I going to do about it? I started the Couch to 5k plan 4 days ago. So far so good. It’s a pretty gradual plan, which is what I need – because I can’t sugar coat it, I’m in TERRIBLE shape. I have a feeling a whole host of things are going to improve for me once I feel better about myself and my fitness. Now to stay motivated for the next 26 days.
Along with building my stamina and fitness, I need to make some eating changes. Workong on those slowly. Summer is easier because of the abundanceof fruit and veggies. Looking forward to some vegetairan or low-meat dinners and cutting down on fast food. To be honest, I probably need to do a 30-day challenge to wean myself off fast food and diet coke….diet coke is probably one of my biggest weaknesses.
Two – I bite my nails. Its nasty, it hurts, but I just couldn’t seem to stop. I haven’t bitten a nail in 9 days. I’d post a pic, but after 35+ years of biting, it’s going to take quite awhile for them to look decent. They’re very thin and brittle and even though I’m not biting them, they break really easily.
So I’ll be periodically chronicling the changes I make and how it’s going. hopefully I’ve built a few great habits by the end of the 30 days and gotten rid of a few terrible ones.