Changing Your Habits by Changing Your Environment.

We've all read those posts that suggest that if your friends are fat - you're going to be fat. I think there's some truth to that. (And sadly, I'm probably *your* fat friend.)

Actually, I exercise quite a bit and recently started running longer distances. I feel good about it but also feel a little bit scared. I've never run this far before. Frankly, before I started the Jeff Galloway program, I couldn't run a mile. Now I run ten miles. I couldn't do this when I was young and skinny. People say you can't be a strong vegan, but I couldn't do this when I ate meat. People who've known me all my life are starting to be a little weird to me. And I get it, on a level. I'm weird to me. It has been a paradigm shift of strength and none of us were expecting that.

I was talking to my trainer about it yesterday - that fear - but I'm not sure if he "got it." He asked me to draw a network diagram of my relationships and note what each close relationship was based on and how that was changing. Seemed extreme in the moment, but when I saw this article on ZenHabits about creating your [new] habit environment, it made sense to me.

I hope you'll read Leo Babauta's article, Creating Your Habit Environment, and find something there worth sharing with a friend. Having a good online fitness community via DailyMile and Facebook has really helped me.  If you'd like to 'friend' me for fitness purposes - anytime. Let me know what you think of the article!


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Hey Heidi

Have a look at – it’s free to sign up, everyone is encouraging and positive on the site, and it might help keep you motivated on your fitness journey.

“Running keeps me sane”

Posted by Nic on August 21, 2013

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