This week, we also started adding in evening walks on the beach.
I know, I know. Whose life is this?!
Several months ago, I added in an evening walk if I didn't hit my step goal of 8000. Sometimes the walk was 5 minutes and sometimes 30. But oftentimes, I struggled to make it happen.
So what's been nice this time around:
1. I have a partner to go with.
2. I feel safe walking and don't have to just keep walking laps around my immediate block. We can venture off to the beach together.
3. We decided on 20 minutes. We don't have a set trigger for going. (Like after dinner, we walk outisde. Or after TV, we walk outside. So that part I am a little worried about, but for now, we'll just go with this.)
So we have an amount of time, we have a location, and we have the activity.
When you're trying to build a new habit, I recommend getting specific so you know exactly what action you are taking rather than kinda sorta knowing, kinda sorta doing, and then kinda sorta forgetting to do. (You're not alone. I often end up in that place when first starting something new and then have to retry things more strategically.)
Take action, my friends.