I’m assuming there will be a phase three, but if so I haven’t tackled it yet. I already make sure I get enough sleep. I think that would be a phase 3 for most people. I have a regular bedtime and wake up time. I may sleep in an extra twenty minutes on the weekend, but that’s about it. Others probably find it boring but I am a huge fan of routine. It’s what helps me to remember each of these new healthy habits and get them done.
This morning, for example, I got up to my alarm [I use one that uses light before sound], did a little yoga [I mean like 5 minutes of stretches], took my shower, dressed, and headed out to work. I could do that because I had packed my lunch the day before and picked my clothes.
I know some like to work out first thing in the morning, and honestly I do too, but I don’t want to add to my commute to and from work by leaving later, and getting up earlier would mean I have less time with my family. This way I can train after work and them make dinner so that when the family does get home we have a few hours of time to spend together. So to make sure I get in everything that is important to me, I think it all through, make a schedule and stick with it. That removes the will power component. I know just what I am going to do.