Here at The Habit Project, we realize that it takes time to create new habits. According to research, it takes about 66 days for a new habit to become ingrained… and depending on the person, it could take an awful lot longer. It’s no easy task to break a bad habit or introduce a new one and that’s why a support crew is tremendously valuable. Whether, friends are joining you on the journey to creating a new habit or standing by with encouragement, a support crew can be essential to success.
This January, each member of the team at The Habit Project is kicking off a personal journey towards changing a habit. We would love you to join us as a member of our support crew. Let us know if there’s a habit you’re working on in January and we can support one another. Let’s do this!
Jordan is saying no to vino!
This January, I will be saying “NO” to vino! That means 31 straight days without a single sip of wine… and since I don’t drink any other kind of alcohol, it means that it will be a dry month.
Let me be clear, I do not have a drinking problem, but I do believe that giving up alcohol will help improve the quality of my sleep, enhance my diet and have a positive impact on my triathlon training performance.
I’m not an alcoholic but this challenge will require a lot of self-control as I enjoy a great glass of wine (or two) in social dinner settings as well as the occasional glass at home in the name of stress relief!
Follow along this month as I weather the ups and downs of saying NO to vino… even better, let me know if you want to join me on this challenge and be a member of my support crew and together we can #saynotovino.
Sarah is going graze-free!
On a daily basis, I adhere to a fairly strict eating plan that my nutritionist (Dr. Phil Goglia of Performance Fitness Concepts) and I set up, I confess that I am a total grazer. I might eat a few carrots with hummus while chopping up my salad for dinner, or eat some nuts when I need a quick fix or while I am preparing my lunch. What I eat is always healthy and clean, but healthy or not, the reality is that I graze.
It is a source of contention between Dr. Phil and I as he believes strongly I should increase my calorie intake at designated meals and forgo the grazing, since the latter can actually lead to greater calorie consumption. I don’t disagree with him, but it is a HABIT I have struggled to change.
For the month of January my goal is to start a new habit of no grazing. It is important for me to evolve nutritionally as an athlete, and to be able to truly distinguish between eating because I am hungry, or because I am tired/stressed/bored/nervous. Wish me luck or better still join my support crew and we will go #grazefree.
Laurence is giving up candy
There’s no way around it but I have got a sweet tooth. Put a bowl of Ghirardelli chocolate in front of me and I’ll be hard pressed not to take a square… or maybe two squares!
While I do not buy candy and sweets for myself, living with 4 friends and having a job involving children I find myself constantly around candy and I’m prone to nibbling here and there. It’s just so yummy!
For the month of January I will say no to sweets. Instead, if I have a sweets craving I will drink water and eat fruit. Join me this month as I know I’ll need the help as I go #candyless.