30 Days To Form A Habit?
I hear it takes 30 days to form a habit. Is that true? I sure hope so. Just over a month ago, I decided that I needed to change my life. Being over 100 pounds overweight, getting closer to 50 and having a wife and a young son made me realize that something had to give. If I had any plans on being around while my son grows up I was going to need to lose weight.
So, I started taking things seriously and altered my lifestyle. First thing I did was to get off my oversized BUTT and start exercising. This wasn’t easy…at first I could barely do 15 minutes on the elliptical machine. That’s not the most motivating situation. I also dramatically altered my eating. I knew that starvation and fad diets weren’t going to work so my wife and I decided that portion size was going to be critical along with eating a healthier fare. As it was, the healthier foods included a lot more vegetables, fruits and fish. I was never much of a red meat guy so not eating that wasn’t a big deal. But giving up sodas and junk food wasn’t so easy.
30 days later I’ve realized that my body can live (quite nicely) without bad food choices and it has adapted quite well to exercise. I now do close to an hour on the elliptical every day and what a difference it’s made. Not to mention the clothes fitting much better (some even a little big now), but I just feel better. It’s really an amazing feeling.
So, 30 days to form a habit…I sure hope so because I’m planning on building on the last 30 days to a very healthy and long lasting lifestyle. I would love to hear your weight loss stories so please leave me some feedback and helpful information. What do you do to maintain your lifestyle? What has it done to your confidence?