This is tricky. After executing 2 tasks successfully for at least a week, its time to take on a harder task. The earlier habits were easy to imbibe. But for a lazy species like me, getting to workout, that too regularly seems like a tough bait. For one, this is hard because the I have tried it in the past. And it has failed. This time, I will try laying it out in a frame prescribed by the book. To develop this habit, I will take the easiest 30-day challenge by the Six Pack in 30 days app by Lean fitness group. So, here is the layout:
Cue: Cue is every morning after I finish my coffee. Finishing my coffee is the cue to workout.
Craving: This is again, the difficult part. Of course, the actual craving is for the 6-pack abs. But I have to attach some addendum to it. Like in habit for washing and ironing on weekends, this habit too needs to have a shorter term reward for daily execution. Let’s take chicken as the bait here. Chicken on every two successful days. This is the additional craving for performing this task.
Response: The response to this craving is performing the exercises mentioned in the daily tasks of the 30-day challenge.
Reward: The true reward is, of course, the 6-pack abs. But the immediate reward would be chicken which, I hope, should drive me towards developing this habit.
I haven’t started with the habit yet and am very sceptical of it. I will keep updating the developments on this habit. Fingers crossed!