SO today I wanted to talk about getting BACK in the habit. I have heard it said that it takes 21 days to make a habit. I would say that is probably true. The key to making something routine is all about persistence and repetition. If you really want to be able to wake up at 5 am to work out, you have to do it, every day, until your body gets used to it. Same with running, or eating better, or drinking only water, etc. We have to train our minds to behave differently and that takes time and commitment.
I have also learned that falling out of a habit takes only like 3 days. It is SO much easier to stop doing something than to start. And once you fall out, it's like you have to start all over again. I worked out really consistently until we went on vacation at the beginning of July. I even worked out a few times ON vacation, then BAM. 3 days went by, and I have only worked out maybe 10 times since. Call it lost motivation or whatever, but I really believe it's because I broke that habit.
So now I am working on getting BACK. I am working on making working out a habit, as well as eating healthy and drinking my body weight in water (exaggeration).
Anyone have experience with this? My plan is to make a plan and stick with it. I think that is really the only way to be successful. Wanna do it with me? Lets do it!