Sunday, January 15, 2012
Hi..I've had a great day..tracked all my food and stayed within my calorie range :)
Rode my bike for 40 minutes and did some sorting and burning...phoned my oldest sister and had a fun visit..guess what? she wants some bull burger..haha...she lives in Saskatoon, as does our son so we can deliver it all in one trip!
I dug out my binder from the pilot project and am going to have fun using it for my healthy journey :) It will be part of my coaching plan to get these healthy habits habits
and I've found lots of assistant coaches and I won't forget all my fans..haha :)
To go along with my first step of tracking food is working toward making healthier food choices...today I drank all my water, had lots of fruits and veggies, protein and whole grains..could increase the grains...
For exercise I have faithfully rode my exercise bike for at least 6 miles everyday but one in January and that was the day I went to the spa with my sister so I walked lots and swam, too, instead. Tomorrow I'm going to amp up the exercises...
Today's challenge is to track exercise, cooment on 10 blogs and then blog..so the blog is the last thing left...
My theme for January is Energy... I have a few books by Jon Gordon and I've signed up for his emails and have been getting them for years...his fisrt books are all about energy..One's called the Energy Addict. I printed off a page of tips for a powerful new year a few years ago and while sorting today came across it..karma :)
Jon Gordon's 20 Tips for a Powerrful New Year..
1 Take a 10 to 20 minute walk everyday
2 Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
3 Record late night tv and get some sleep
4 Upon waking say "My purpose is to __________today
5 Live with the 3 E's energy, enthusiasium and empathy
6 Watch more movies, play more games and read more books this year
7 Practice meditation, yoga, tai chi,qigong & prayer-provides fuel for daily life
8 Spend more time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
9 Make each day a challenge instead of a chore
10 Eat more foods that grow on tree & plants & less food made in plants
11 Drink green tea & lots of water , eat blueberries, almonds & walnuts
12 Ask not what the world can do for you, but what you can do for the world
13 Clear the clutter from your house, car, desk & let new & flowing energy into your life
14 Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you can't control. Instead invest in a gift we call the present
15 Realize life is a school & you are here to learn. Problems are just part of the cirriculum
16 Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince & dinner like a college kid with no money
17 Smile more. It will keep the energy vampires away
18 Each night at bedtime say "I am thankful for ___. Today I accomplished___."
19 Develop meaningful relationships with yourself, your family, your friends & God
20 Dream more while you are awake
Well, thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'
I really loved today's Spark quote of the day...
"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.