Habit List

I don’t really do new year resolutions but sometimes I start up new things and one new thing that I decided to start doing is using the Habit List app to track and, more importantly, maintain certain habits.

Since my theme for this year is Movement, both in exercise and in writing, the items in my list are geared towards that goal.

  1. Exercise, 5 days a week
  2. Plank, every day
  3. Stretch, every day
  4. Meditate, every day
  5. Write, every day
  6. Blog, once a week
  7. Guitar, every day

Okay, that last one is maybe a little out of left field. But I’ve always wanted to learn, my kids are learning, so I figured why not.

When you want something out of life, you also have to want the cost. This list is what it’s going to cost me to reach my goals of reaching my target weight, getting another book published, and being able to play a John Mayer song.

These things take time out of my day. I was asked how I fit all of this in and, honestly, I make the time. I have my day job, I have my kids, and I have the time I want to spend with friends. These are all things that I want and I’ll make the time for what I want.

(and with this, I just checked an item off my habit list today)

Published January 13, 2016
Categorized as Personal
Short URL: https://snook.ca/s/1063


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Nicola Pressi said on January 13, 2016

"Exercise, 5 days a week" Respect!

Steve said on January 13, 2016

Was #2, the Plank every day item an Easter Egg/Joke?

Jonathan Snook said on January 13, 2016

@Steve: Nope. You might be thinking of the planking joke. This is the plank exercise. Similar but different. :)

Luke said on January 13, 2016

By the end of the year your body will be a wonderland. Good luck!

Jason Neel said on January 13, 2016

Nice! I use Habit List in a very similar fashion! Good luck to you on your goals!

kangax said on January 20, 2016

What kind of exercises do you do?

Alexandra said on January 20, 2016

Hi there,

If you haven't heard of it before (I hadn't for the majority of my life lol), there's this thing called 'Access Consciousness' (like meditation, but without any stringent rules; more like a pick & choose/leave-whatever-doesn't-serve-you-behind type of construct)...
anyhow, I dislike the sort of founder of it (for IDK what reason), but the tools are have been really helpful. This comment will most likely be ignored/thought as quackish... that's okay. :)
Thought I'd share.

Jonathan Snook said on January 20, 2016

@Kangax: I have a trainer that put together a program for me. Right now, a combination of squats, lunges, deadlifts, clean and press, flys and some other exercises for 3 days a week. For 2 days, I do intervals on the treadmill. 8-9mph for 45s, 3mph for 75s. Next week, getting into circuit training for 3 days a week and weight training for the other 2 days.

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