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Break an old habit, start a new habit

Posted Aug 14 2008 10:25am
Well, I have come to the realization I am going to have to change one of my beloved old habits and start a new habit. I just hope I love it as much. That old habit is fixing my morning coffee, sitting on the couch, sipping coffee, watching the morning news, and easing into the day. I love starting the day that way. I am all alone in that section of the house, all the other members of my family are asleep and it is my time. I love it. I know, pretty simple, but hey, I love that time of the day. Any many times it is 5 a.m. or earlier.

Well, now you ask, what am I going to change? I am going to now start my day with brewing some coffee, have a few sips and slip down to my office and put in an exercise tape, exercise, and at the same time watch the early morning news. Sure doesn't sound as much fun to me, but I have decided I really need to try and start my day this way. I am not getting any exercise during the evening so I have decided to shake things up.

I have to admit, this morning it was o.k. I got through it, but I did not get started as early as I wanted and I got to work later than I prefer. But hey, at least I exercised. And you know, I felt better today. I think this may start my day off better and hopefully help get me back into a regular exercise routine. If I can have a habit of not exercising, I hope to now start a habit of morning exercise. I have resisted giving up my old morning routine. There have even been some mornings I have sipped coffee and watched various exercise programs! But looking over my day and what would be a good time to exercise, etc, I kept coming back to the morning hours as a possibility. So here I am, starting a new habit.

I have typically been a person who exercises regularly, walks a lot etc. But lately I have really fallen away from that. Recently, I have been thinking about this a great deal. Making a decision to make a change is the first step. Now I just need to stick with it and change my mind set about the day. I am also working on my mindset of focusing on eating right.

I find a lot of inspiration in various websites, articles, magazines etc. Several have been on our site, such as " Exercise Buddies ", " Joint Friendly Workouts " and many others in our Health and Wellness Section. Another thing I am doing is keeping a journal. So we will see how this new habit goes and if it becomes an old habit. I will keep you posted on my progress.
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