Daily Blog #417 – A great moment in my process of building the future and life I want

Greetings and Salutations, Blog Readers!

Today, I am pleased to announce a great thing has happened, a great moment in the process of me changing my habits from bad habits that no longer serve me, to good habits that not only serve me but the life I want to lead.

Today is Friday the 13th, which, has historically been a good day for me, whereas Thursday the 12th has always been a nightmare.

So it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to know I woke up easily, 15 minutes ahead of my alarm clock, and was not too drowsy, was not too sleepy. I slept deeply, and woke up rested. Better yet, when doing my work out, my body felt good. The muscles hurt less, the stretching felt better, and I got to nearly 8 miles before I started being tired on the cardio bike. I ended up doing ten miles total.

I used to be able to do more before getting tired, but, I think it is safe to say my body is adapting, is remembering it actually does like the movement. I spent a whole lifetime hating exercise, hating movement, hating making nay part of my body hurt more than it already did, it feels good to finally be able to realize my body does like the movement. The stretching felt good, and even the sweat on the bike felt…okay look I do not like to sweat, but I am starting to train my body to realize that sweating is in fact a good thing, it shows my body is moving in a way that builds strength, stamina, etc.

I woke up early, I did a work out, and my body liked it.

This is a big moment in my life, and even more so in my quest to change my habits. This is a huge sign that I may actually be able to change my habits and be my healthiest self. I love this revelation because it is, to me, a sign that I can in fact change my life to reflect the changes I want to have, the life I want.

Does this mean all my loft goals are…attainable?

I think it may. My sleep is getting easier, working out more, going to bed earlier, waking up earlier, it isn’t perfect, but, it is a work in progress where I can see progress.

My body is returning to a better level of fitness, and I think I may be able to get even more fit than before.

My mental health is doing well.

My writing is becoming more clear, I understand what I am doing, and I realize my capacity to write.

I do not feel as defeatist when I think about the future I want to build.

I am also noticing that my goals of saving money are easier to hit too, less impulse purchases, less buying things I don’t need, more money going into savings to save for the future, to save for travel, to save for publishing costs and reinvesting in myself.

Today, I feel like I am making real progress. I got up every day this week at 4:30. I worked out, every single day. I made healthy breakfasts, I did my morning routine, I followed the high performance habits routine, and all in all, I feel like I have managed to truly turn a corner in my efforts to be the person I want to be.

It’s just one week, but it’s one week of doing what I set out to do, what I told myself I would do, what I knew I was capable of…well maybe I didn’t KNOW I was capable, but now I do. I don’t know how long it takes to build a habit; it varies for people. Some people, two weeks, others, thirty days, some it takes years. I know I am building a habit to replace my old habits, and I don’t know how long that will take but this week I have realized how much better I feel when I do get up, when I do work out, when I do the things, I have set out to do.

I know I am on the right path, and I am doing well on it.

The end of this week feels like a good moment to pause, reflect, and be pleased with my progress. They say no matter how long it takes to change/replace/build a habit, the first week is the hardest. I am two weeks in, but this is the first full week of really nailing it.

Woo!

I hope this inspires you to take the leap and do what you need to do to build the life you want to live.

Thanks for reading,

Abbi

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