Tuesday, October 11, 2011

21 Days To (Re)Establish Some Healthy Habits: Day Two

I felt more like myself yesterday, silly and generally happy. I waffled on which workout I was going to do when I got to the gym, but ended up swapping Wednesday's planned 60s-60s with the 600m repeats. Yesterday was just not a 600m repeat day. I think I still had some Benadryl in my system which had me feeling a little bit sluggish. That's why I like the adaptive training principles I've been trying to incorporate into my life. If a certain workout doesn't feel like quite the right fit for that day, I choose the one that does. No need to follow a training plan without consideration to how you're feeling that day!
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Habit #1: Logging my food daily
I did really well with this yesterday. It just felt easy to stick to, and I didn't feel like I was depriving myself at all. I ended up swapping out the spicy popcorn bed time snack with a Peanut Butter, Banana and Oat Muffin. I used a modified Cooking Light recipe and some bananas that have been sitting on the counter getting brown (and driving Eric nuts with their fruit fly generation). You can check out how my daily eats went here.

Today's meals look a little something like this:
B: Two Eggs SSU topped with avocado on an English Muffin with strawberries and raspberries on the side
MS: Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffin with a Clementine
L: Amy's Tomato Soup with Pretzelfish and Edamame on the side
AS: Fage 0% Strawberry Goji w/a banana
D: Cranberry-Apple Chicken Salad on an English Muffin with mixed veggies on the side
BS: Single Serving Brownie
Habit #2: Drink Enough Water
Despite being stuck in the lab most of the day, I was able to down a good solid 64 ounces. It's a big pain not being able to bring my water into the lab because I feel like getting up every 10-20 minutes to get a sip is disruptive when I'm in the zone.

Habit #3: Flossing at least twice a day
I flossed in the morning and the evening. My dentist will be happy. And me, I should be happy because then I'm slightly less likely to develop cavities between my teeth. I shouldn't think of it as such a chore since it helps me avoid the dentist with her mean drill.

Tina's decided to join in the 21 days of habit forming. I'm psyched to have her onboard so it doesn't feel like a lone Sarah challenge.

Do you have trouble remembering to floss? Do you have any tips/tricks about forcing yourself to remember? Let me know in a comment below! :)