The "Wake Up and Move" program is going well, although today is a "day off." I woke up. And I DID move, but I moved to the couch. I was joined by a furry friend who makes it tough to get up when he's resting on top of the blanket.
So I've spent this morning looking at plans and mapping my own. I created a Group for the Marine Corps Marathon on Garmin Connect to see if others are interested in some camaraderie as we train for this 26.2 mile tour around Washington DC. I read a couple blogs to get my head into the effort. I mapped programs, understanding the key is consistency (following Scott Partenheimer's approach over at ithoughttheysaidrum.blogspot.com/ who has kept his streak alive since sometime back in 2013). Consistency creates the habit, and the triggers for creating habits are very personal. For me, the concept of a streak works. Keeping the streak alive motivates me. And it also embeds the habit.
Before focusing on time and strength and anything around results, my priority is to get the fitness habit back, and breaking any bad habits. And that means consistency. To quote the great Eric Thomas, think of it as you don't GOT to, you GET
So it's 10:52am on a Sunday. One pup is laying on my lap. The other is on the other side of the couch. And to change the energy in this room, all I need to ask is "Wanna go for a run?" and the tails go from zero to 60 in .25 seconds. Again, life is nothing more than a series of habits and experiences. So I need to make those habits intentional and make those experiences amazing. And those habits need to create those amazing experiences.
Time to run.