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21 Days to my New Habit: Part 3 of 3 – Finish Strong!

Ariana and I at our local ski hill.

Here I am – the final stretch! Well, actually I guess the point of the book is not to make it something to do for 21 days, but rather a life habit. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Either way, thanks for sticking with me while I report on Days 15 – 21! So here we go, my last week.

Day 15: My husband is going back to school right now, and I did not adjust my morning routine accordingly to make the necessary adjustments to his altered schedule. Therefore, I did not have a morning workout but I did have time for other activities before I headed out myself, so that is still a win. After work I did a total body strength training workout for 44 minutes and 20 seconds and I’m betting I’m going to be sore tomorrow! I’m extra grateful for my home gym.ย 

Day 16: Hubby is in school again today so again I altered my morning and instead did a HIIT workout after I was home from the office. 30 minutes total on my treadmill and I remembered how much I love HIIT!!ย 

Day 17: Total Body Strength training again after work – I’m actually pretty sore from Day 15 and it’s the best feeling! I’m pretty sure strength is my new favorite. Or maybe HIIT. I don’t know, they’re both awesome!

Home Gym. My cat likes to come visit me while I'm in here. He's sweet, but not overly helpful because he wants me to pet him the whole time.

Day 18: Went skiing again at our local ski hill. I had mentioned in my last post that I’m already noticing the benefits of my new habits and that holds true today. So happy I’ve stuck with this!

Day 19: Another ski day! I’ve actually had a lot on the go lately other than just my 15+ minute a day exercise and I was pretty tuckered out, so I actually had a nap this afternoon for 20 minutes! I heard that’s the perfect amount of time for a quick reset and it really helped. 

Day 20: Ugh. That’s a really accurate word to sum it up. I’ve been burning my candle at both ends lately and I didn’t have a great sleep last night NOT THAT I WANT TO USE THAT AS AN EXCUSE, but... Ugh. My full time job can get a little stressful at times (okay a lot stressful if I’m being honest however there the good totally outweighs the bad. It just gets to me sometimes, that’s all). Plus the weather has been pretty intense lately with all the snow/ice storms which makes the commute dangerous sometimes and takes a lot longer. I mentioned that I’m in a leadership program at work and I had some extra work to do on this (a book to finish and an online course), and I’ve been working with my web designer on my blog. So while all (most) of these things are stuff that I want and that I’ve asked for – I just needed a break. No exercise for me today. I did climb 16 sets of stairs today though. That’s not nothing. 

Day 21: Okay I’m done whining now! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Today I was working from home so I did 30 minutes of steady state cardio on my lunch break AND after work I got a total body strength training session in! It completely kicked my butt and I’m happy that I somewhat made up for yesterday. 

Reflecting back on my 21 days (well, 20 days ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I must say that I’m very pleased with myself! In my mind I’ve succeeded and that’s something to be proud of. Although I’ve always been very active, I love that I’ve made a deliberate effort to get a structured workout in and I’m going to continue this for sure. 

Idea for an upcoming blog post: Stop Eating Ice Cream After Working Out ~ See Better Results! LOL!!! Something along those lines anyway. 

Have you read the book? I’d love to hear what you thought of it and if you were able to build any new habits! Leave your comments below. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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