I’ve always described myself as a “runner wannabe.” For the first time in my life, I feel like maybe I am turning a corner…I started running 8 weeks ago with a friend doing the program from the couch to a 5K (C25K), and I actually enjoy running for the first time ever. Maybe its the camaraderie of running with a friend or the joy of getting my heart rate up while enjoying the fresh air. Whatever it is, I am thankful.
I decided in January to make a conscious effort to take better care of myself. I have avoided sugar and carbs so far in 2016, and partner that with running and I feel so much better.
For so long I knew I needed to exercise; exercise is my stress release, but yet I never found enough time to do it. I’ve learned a valuable lesson in all of this. Changing behavior begins with a conscious decision to start. One day I decided not to eat sugar and to exercise — and I did not. The next day I made the same decision. Over time, I strung several days together and the result is a much happier, healthier me.
So, what habit do you need to change? What is it that you need to stop making excuses for and just start? Make a decision to do something different today – change happens one decision at a time.
Who knows, maybe you’ll turn a corner like me. I’m no longer a runner wannabe but slowly but surely, I am becoming a runner.