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  • “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.”

    Horace Mann, educator

    If you’re serious about discovering what works best for you in any area of your life, you have to be willing to open your mind and experiment with new ideas. This applies not only to your business, career and relationships, but especially your diet, your health and your fitness.

    You have to be willing to think of new, productive ideas and work on forming them into positive, sustainable habits every day.

    If you want to lose some weight and ultimately avoid regaining, you need to adjust your eating routine to match what you want your new lifestyle to be.

    Your life’s situation changes constantly, so you need a new approach, a new lifestyle plan. And this includes eating . . . or as we used to call it back in the day – a good, effective diet.

    Finding a motivational method to make exercise a part of your daily life also helps ensure sustainable success in all things.

    Experimenting with new cardio workouts to discover what works best for you and when – is a great place to start. Not only finding the right form of cardio you’re going to stick with for the long haul – but what time of day you are most likely to fit it into your schedule is equally important.

    I’m a huge proponent of daily walking because developing that habit helped me shed 150 pounds and still serves me well to keep those pounds off . . . twelve years later.

    Walking is the cheapest, most effective form of daily cardio there is. All it requires is the best pair of walking shoes you can afford and scheduling the time just like you would a meeting or a doctor’s appointment. The bonus: you can do it anytime, anywhere.

    Some days, it’ll be an hour walk all at once first thing in the morning. Or you can split it into two or three walks throughout your day. I strongly advocate getting it over with ASAP. Do it as early in your day as you can so it’s not hanging over your head all day long. Do it – then put it out of your mind and move on. Any additional steps you accumulate during the day are a bonus that will make you feel more motivated and empowered when you see your end-of-the-day totals on your fitness tracker.

    Habit is a cable. No question. Habit is developing a pattern. We weave a thread of it each day. And at last, we cannot break it.