I feel like I've created a lot of new 'habits', perhaps they're just routines, perhaps they're in-progress good intentions that are still in the early stage of becoming 'habits'. Whatever they are, sometimes it weighs on me. I have moments where it all seems like too much, there's a temptation to just stop bothering with it all, and then it seems like all my efforts so far might go to waste. On this forum there's been mention that 12 weeks is a good period of time for a habit to become fully formed, but I'm not sure this is really the case, or at least it doesn't seem to be for me, it all feels very much work-in-progress here still. I'm not so much a 'creature of habit' as someone who knows their faults and feels they need to work hard to continuously counteract them.
I'm going to list my new habits below, in a general sort of sense, hopefully this seems clear. Does this seem like a standard set of habits, does this echo others' habits following the weight-loss/maintaining process? And does it seem reasonable that I should expect myself to become more habituated as time goes on? I'm currently aiming to become more habituated, but I do get this feeling every now and then that it's 'too much to do'. Are these just normal bumps in the road, that will eventually get evened out, as long as I stick at them for long enough?
I've scored my habits as follows:
(1) Easy: absolutely set in stone and I'll always keep doing this.
(2) Moderate: This is an established habit but it needs to be consciously maintained.
(3) Difficult: This is still a new habit. It's hard work keeping it going.
My main new habits from easy to difficult:
Go out every day. Even if working from home, try to go for a walk somewhere (1)
Cycle as much as is practical (instead of tube/bus) (1)
Avoid foods with added sugar (1)
Run no less than 3 times a week (2)
Approach every day confident that it will go well (2)
Always stick to reasonable portion sizes (2)
Have 3 healthy meals a day, supplemented by 2-3 snacks as necessary (2)
Low average weekly alcohol, approx 6 units (2)
Daily strength exercises (3)
Don't turn to alcohol on a stressful day (3)