I have so many habits created now that they really are becoming the backbone to my week. My first round of visits to the gym are becoming permanent so soon I will consider adding more activities. I have so many habits now I have had to review them and decide which to cement and which to discard. I transferred all my habits to Calendar to help me see where gaps are left in my dairy so that I can fill them with new habits. The classes at gym vary in times so I also need to plan my meals around them.
Now that all my permanent habits are in my calendar, I am making a concerted effort this week to complete them all. It will be a good foiundation this week before I start to conquer my meal plans and look to introduce additional exercise.
Most of my days now, especially weekdays, are 75% full of habits. Some are easy to adhere to, some are more challenging. Since I joined the gym and attend classes, to continue it means I must adjust each day to accommodate everything. It means that dinner and breakfast can’t be at the same time everyday. And meals have to be tailored to time I have. Yesterday I abandoned all variations of diets and have chosen to simply restrict calories until I reach my desired weight. I’ve been meaning for a long time to get a menu plan in place and design an efficient way to quickly create the shopping list and order it for home delivery. With this in mind, I have reviewed my daily habits and created a list of them for each day. This has helped me determine when my meals should be and what kind of meal I should have given the time restraints. It has also made known how much time I have left in each day to fill with the habits I’m yet to make. Let’s face it, to get close to perfection on my path it will mean having an action-packed day. When I was procrastinating, it was empty and idle.
It is my intention to implement my reviewed habits from Monday and to include every habit I have created. Then I will spend the forthcoming weeks using the blog to introduce even more habits that can fill the gaps and finally hone my meal plan and shopping habits. This plan should help me lose weight and get fit so I can move onto the next chapter.
I have just come back from 4 nights in Amsterdam. I had a really nice time but being away from home can be a real challenge to the habits we create. Little routine, a different environment and temptations galore can really throw one off the path they wish to take. I’ve learned from this trip that whatever I do in life, wherever I go, I need to plan it, to get the best out of it and to not veer from the path. I’m creating my reality for day to day stuff but I need to create it for every part of my life, not just the routine and mundane.
Cleverly, I took a day off work today. I think it is always helpful to give oneself a day in-between a holiday and work, to take stock and prepare to follow a routine again.
To help me steer back onto the Path to Perfection I will be going to yoga tonight and grocery shopping. I need to wash my uniform and unpack. I will plan for tomorrow and have an early night. Tomorrow, I will check each of my habits and make sure I’m doing them properly and in the right order.
Long term, it’s time for me to create my menu plan so I can start losing weight. I also need to start running my 5k to see if I can improve on my 56 minute walk which is now my base start. I need to go to all my yoga and pilates classes this week and start going to gym in the morning again.
Today I am going to the chiropodist for the first time to find out if I have a nail infection. I haven’t addressed it for about 4 years but now I want pedicures and pretty feet so it’s time. I will let you know tonight how I get on with that.