My goals for February were the same as January – all habits over 80%. This is because, whilst I am confident I have these habits locked down, I want to see three consecutive months to validate that.
Green across the board – that’ll do. 😉
A few things I’m particularly proud of:
- I hit my protein and water goals easily – despite increasing them significantly for February
- My average sleep was strong at 7:21 (second strongest month ever)
- In many cases, the misses were intentional and planned (vs. struggling to hit them in the past). Remember, I’m not trying to be perfect. The goal is not necessarily to hit 100% consistency (with the exception of alcohol)
Now, onto that new habit.
I asked Jamie (my Personal Trainer) if he had any recommendations for new habits to add in the future. He gave me some really solid advice – don’t add any. Instead, continue to nail the foundational habits I have. Avoid the risk of overwhelming myself by adding in new, non foundational habits.
As any good client will tend to do, I’m going to ignore his advice and add another habit for March. 😂
I don’t do this lightly (because often when I do, I pay for it). However, having a steps goal has been on my mind for a while. You might have noticed that I’ve never had a goal for activity. This is because Jamie programmes all of my workouts, and I’ve never had a problem with following his plan. I’m active 5-6 times a week – it’s just who I am. And in any case, it’s kinda hard to set a goal for it because the programming changes to reflect where I am, at any one point.
That said, I’ve slowly become convinced that I need to be consistent with walking. I was going to write an article about why walking is so good, but Thomas Delauer just completely nails it with this short video:
Being consistent with a 10K steps habit will be complementary to the other activity I’m doing and will uniquely help me get leaner. I also like the fact that it will force me to get out in fresh air more often and better use my mornings.
10K steps is not going to be a walk in the park (I literally did not see that pun coming – sorry!). It’s going to take quite a bit of intentional effort to hit.
In true habit building style, I will not set myself a consistency goal to start with. I will just track my baseline in March, and build towards 80% over time. This approach has worked for every other habit I’ve built. That said, I’m really hoping my baseline will be over 50%, but let’s see.
March, here we come!
P.S. I go on holiday on March 29th, so it’s going to be critical to build an early lead to counter balance this.
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