Monday, 26 May 2014

Habit Forming

I read somewhere once that it takes 21 days to form new habits.  If you do the same thing at the same time every day for 21 days, then it naturally becomes part of your routine.

I tried this with my pilates/crunches/physio exercises that I was trying to do in a 20 minute routine. I had it pretty good. I managed 5 days. Then I missed one because I was feeling a bit rough. And rhen I drank too much to be bothered the next evening. So I promised I'd only do it 5 nights a week, and have Friday and Saturday nights as rest nights. I've not done it since.

So now I'm trying to do it with smoothies. I bought myself a blitzer about a week ago and I made my first smoothie yesterday.  Now I'm planning to try and have one a day - preferably for breakfast. I plan to use them for meal replacement for a while if my weight doesn't figure itself out soon as well. I'm really hoping I manage to commit to this one this time. I've done 2 days. Tomorrow will be the first real test as I need to make it, drink it and clean up after it all before I go to work....hmm we'll see. I've prepped all the ingredients and put the blitzer on the side so hopefully that'll help.

I really want to see if the 21 days theory is true.

All I know is that I need to improve my self care again. I popped a rib yesterday and it hurt so bad all day. I got to the point that I had to take one of my "magic blue pills" - a pretty potent muscle relaxant that sends me to sleep within 45 minutes of taking it. It wasn't cool and I never feel quite right the morning after if I don't sleep straight through - which I didn't.

My hips have been hassling me more and more of late as well so I really do need to get my weight and exercise and eating routines all back under control.

Also I found a picture of the full scale for confirming the diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome online earlier. I'll post it at some point soon hopefully. It was a bit scary to see the full extent of how many boxes I tick though.

Right now I think I have to say this is one big ol' "watch this space".