I’ve been at my new job for just over 90 days (I know this, because I am finally eligible for health insurance!), and I think I’m finally starting to settle into a workout routine.
Getting last-minute notice that I’d be running a half-marathon and then running (err, if you can call what I did running) it finally gave me the push I needed to get settled into my routine.
They say it takes 21 days (or 28, or 66) to form a habit. Either they’re wrong, or I’m slow.
Over the past two weeks, it’s like all the excuses I was making in the first few months at my job ceased to exist.
And thank god.
Can’t wake up? Nope. (To be fair, Bailey was out at my parents’ last week and the week before, so I was able to go to the gym and go straight to work from there a few times without having to worry about coming back to walk him.)
Working too late? Nope. I’ve finally started listening to all that advice and making exercise a priority again, reminding myself how good it feels.
Last night, I’d planned to take 30/60/90. It started at 7:30. Even if I got stuck late at work, I told myself, I’d find a strength workout I could do and make myself go to the gym after work and do it.
Well, all afternoon, with a 7:30 class on my mental calendar, I was motivated to get things done so I could get out on time. And I did. Was the class fun? No, not really. Did I sweat profusely? Yup. Did I get some strength training out of the way? Yup.
How long do you find it takes you to get used to a new habit/schedule?