This conversation brought my mind back to how I started successfully losing weight in the first place by acquiring good daily habits and maintaining my state of mind surrounding them. But I also thought about the amount of time it took me to pick off my good habits one by one last year, until my daily habits are almost unrecognizable. There were some habits that lasted longer than others (like eating oatmeal and an apple most mornings for breakfast) and others that just fizzled out within a week of me falling off the wagon (like during a summer vacation).
Below is a link to one kind of habit tracking chart I found on Google. I'm going to print some out for Brennan and I and I'll let you know which habits we each choose to track. I know one of mine will be exercising. http://www.sparkpeople.com/system/habit_forming_chart.asp
Also, watching certain shows to scare you into good habits isn't a bad idea either! Haha
Everyone is different, so the articles that may help one person, may not help information click for you or inspire you. So below are a few different places to start. Most of the information is similar but its laid out differently and includes different points. Use the ones that will help you.
Tips for Breaking Bad Habits & Developing New Ones
The Catch-22 of Forming Habits
Creating a Pleasant Morning Routine
How to Maintain Not-Quite-Daily Habits
How to Form Healthy Habits
What Are Healthy Habits?
Healthy Daily Habits
Why is it Important to Exercise & Have Healthy Eating Habits?
Ask Men Magazine
Top 10 Habits That Improve Your Appearance
Top 10 Habits That Ruin Your Appearance
Top 10 Habits That Make You More Productive
Exercise for Life - 9 Habits
7 Habits of Highly Effective Exercisers
9 Motivation Rut Busters
Breakfast Recipes for Every Morning