Whatever you do again and again turns into a habit just like putting on your seatbelts which is a great habit! My habits have a profound effect on the quality of my life. The last 10 months have proven that to me without a doubt.
My horrible lab work results at the beginning of the year has drastically changed my habits! My eating habits, exercise habits and total lifestyle has changed with one blood work results that was so frightening and continued to get worse every two weeks and blood was drawn repeatedly out of concern.
I was feeling fine on the outside other than some weight I have gained during the last four years or so. I learned to control my actions and habits and chose what I had to stop doing and develop a new and healthy way of life or things would turn grim. I thought just my exercise in the pool was enough cardio but I was wrong……..need a lot more than that.
Though you can’t get rid of bad habits overnight, you can indeed choose and control them. I added so many new life changes and I certainly got rid of so many destructive ones that dramatically improved my life. I believe I was scared enough to do as I was told by my doctor. It took 10 long months to see improvements but they finally came. Thank goodness!
The Vegan Diet is the most difficult to do for me. I’m now allowed just a few things back like fish but still NO meat, dairy and grainy stuff like bread and crackers. Just eating fruits and veggies is boring but I have learned to make some new recipes that I enjoy some and some I don’t but I have programmed my head to be strict with myself. I didn’t say it would be easy!
I couldn’t believe that even small little habits made big differences. Because each time you do it, you steadily add more power to it. I added two more days to the gym. I now eat breakfast and lunch which I seldom ate………not to lose weight, I was just never a breakfast person and I was always running around at lunchtime doing errands but I now make it a must to eat breakfast and lunch. Actually, by not eating those two meals was causing me not to lose weight!
Think of what you can do, beginning right now to rid of an addiction. We get addictive to certain foods just like over the counter drugs or smoking or alcohol or any other addictive destructive things…………..Don’t wait until you become a senior citizen to start changing your life. Your quality of life will be so much better………trust me! Keep in mind, your environment, selection of friends and choices of certain social activies can create bad habits!
I recall feeling like an outcast four years ago when I was the only one still smoking when all of my friends have stopped. Now, I'm with the "In" crowd and on the right track! I'm praying that some will kick the habit......you know who I'm talking about!
Add a habit of success to your life!