Turning “one day” into “day one”…

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I’ve finally managed to convince myself to get up somewhat earlier in the morning.

Over the last few days my alarm has gone off at 0600, and I’ve generally been up and moving by twenty after. It’s not much, but it’s a start. I haven’t been going straight into a workout like I had anticipated, however I’m getting up, letting the animals out and waking myself up before heading down for a workout.

I’ve been consistently working out for the last three days straight, and I am really hoping to keep this trend going long term. I’ve said before that I need to make a change, and this is it. I need to get my weight and sugars down.

I know I’m only a few days into this new routine, but I’m already feeling a difference in my moods and general health. I’m finding I’m more alert during the day. My moods are more level. In general I’m feeling all around more confident.

I know I always do well when I get up earlier, it’s just been something hard to do. The bed is too comfortable and warm. It’s also meant that I am going to bed a bit earlier these days. Lately I’ve been heading to bed around 2200, and out by 2230-2300, which has been allowing me to get an average of seven hours of sleep. It’s a little bit less sleep than I am used to getting, but I seem to be tolerating it well.

Overall, I can’t complain about the position I find myself in. I feel like I’m doing fairly, especially compared to where I’ve been. I need to keep doing what I’m doing, with the exception of changing focus slightly. I need to focus more on health, and that is simply all there is to it.

I keep telling myself “I’m going to get into shape” and “I’m going to lose weight.” Telling myself these things is one thing, but acting on them is another. That’s why I’m setting myself a goal of working out consistently for the next 90 day, not allowing myself to miss more than three in days in that time.

I saw a motivational video recently, that had me reflecting on my goals. Am I going to do these things one day, or is this day one for making them happen? My entire attitude thus far has been “one day.” I need to turn that one day into day one. I need to start focusing on my physical and mental health today, because tomorrow is not guaranteed.

I’ll let you know how things go.

Kevin

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