On my quest for better health, I have already completed my first phase: drink the proper amount of water daily. I have been drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day for about three weeks now, and I feel so good! It has definitely become a habit. The weekends are the hardest, but I don't push myself too much. As long as I drink water to quench my thirst between meals, I allow myself to have a Diet Coke or sweet tea at mealtime. Since drinking water is now a habit and part of my daily routine, it's time to move on to phase two...
EXERCISE four days a week for at least 30 minutes.
I go through periods of time when I love to exercise. I end up doing it everyday, and I always feel fabulous. But, then, something happens...my schedule is thrown off, I have to travel, etc. I fall out of habit and become less and less consistent until I stop altogether. I make excuses, I plan to "start again Monday," I say that I will walk the dog longer to make up for it. Lame. Anyways, it's time to get back on track and fall in love with exercise again.
So, I will push through the excuses. I will find a workout that I love to do. I will do cardio. I will do strength training. I will love exercising. I will make it a habit.