Day 11- NEW HABITS: Saturday Mornings & Weigh-ins

NEW HABIT: Get up at 8am on Saturdays when at home

NEW HABIT: Weigh-in after waking up every week

Tomorrow is the first habit I’m creating for a non-work/week day. Week days are very different from weekends so their habits must be tailored to fit. It’s very tempting on weekends to abandon all routine and regimen. Sleep in longer, make poor food choices, stay up late. Before you know it, the weekend has passed and the house is a mess. Another working week ahead means no chance to fix it, and the nightmare repeats. I’m all for a lazy morning and no housework but it shouldn’t be every weekend. It should be reserved for hotel trips and holidays or the odd treat on a day off. If I want to achieve my perfection, I need to fit in all the things I need to do to achieve it.

I’ve chosen to get up at 8am on Saturdays. At least I get an hour lay in but mostly it’s to allow me to take part in Park Run at 9am when I’m ready to. I’m not ready yet but at least I will be set up to in the future.

The first thing I want to do when I wake is weigh myself, and only weigh myself once a week on Saturdays. Daily weigh-ins can be a little depressing and counter-productive. I would also like to get a clear record of what effect the changes I make have on my weight without me conscientiously trying to lose weight. Weekends are the most likely time my habits will get compromised, I can end up losing momentum, and the path gets easily abandoned. It’s helpful for me to look several weekends ahead and see when these Saturday habits might get challenged and then decide now how I will deal with that. I can see two weekends before Christmas I can’t weigh myself in the morning so I’ve decided now to let them go.

“I will get up at 8am on Saturdays that I am home. I will only weigh myself every Saturday after I get up”

 

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