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Saturday's habit check-ins

Saturday, March 02, 2013

This week we write about habits every day in the Winter to Spring 5% challenge.
So here it is about Saturday! Some of my habits that I formed in the past to years, and I follow now, and how I did today.

Daily exercise - 30 min running, speedrope, warm-up
Track exercise - the run in Endomondo
Learn POSE method of running - did POSE exercise before the run
Exercise together - we did together with my fiancée

Shopping healthy - in the shop it was "the thing to do". If I look back how I was 2 years ago, it is amazing - we returned home with a big pile of salads, vegetables, portion controlled, and low cal food.
Eat salad/veggies every day - I made a big salad for us with Ruccola, bell peppers, corn, apples, lean ham, cheese
Healthy snacks - granola bars, banana, dark chocolate
Track calories - I tracked first part of the day in SP, the rest maybe tomorrow.
Keep calories in budget - I can only see tomorrow, I think it will be only "just-in"
Weigh myself in the morning - done
Wash teeth after breakfast - skipped :-(

Daily meditation - just comes now
Eat 8 cups of water a day - done, but includes 2 cups of Roiboos tea, and 2 cups of Twinnings tea, not pure water
Sleep 8 hours - done
Drink tea, coke, coffee only in the morning - done

Blogging - I didn't blog weekly or daily lately. This week is the time to come back!
Weekly weigh-in for 5% challenge - done
Check-in to 5% challenge forum - done
Comment on blogs - still to do

Funny thing is, for most, I really have to think about them. Which means, they are truly habits!

The most recent habit is daily meditation, which I formed in December/January this year. It's still in the phase when it needs some attention. Today, it is again the last thing I do. I prefer to do it first thing in the morning, then it's for sure in, and I don't have this struggle against my tiredness, late evening, or just "how long this day was". However, doing it in the evening makes a wonderful closure for the day, and makes my sleep better.

This is a pic from today! Here in Austria, it's spring, but the snow holds on strong from last week. A little snow just makes it more exciting, doesn't it?

How was your Saturday habits wise?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAROLLEE57 3/4/2013 9:34AM

    Great Blog Very inspiring! emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 3/3/2013 12:22AM

    What a beautiful scene! Glad to hear you are exercising with your fiance. I am trying to make exercising with my kids a habit!


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LESLIE_2B_LESS 3/2/2013 11:57PM

    Great blog - thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 3/2/2013 11:22PM

    Excellent blog, I really liked the comment "I really have to think about them. Which means, they are truly habits!" and your daily meditations. emoticon

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GREENGENES 3/2/2013 9:35PM

    Great set of habits. I love the picture. I sure miss my time in Germany and walking through the woods to work during the winter.

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KMICHA 3/2/2013 9:21PM

    You've got the plan, Oliver . . .And you are disciplined enough to follow it!

PS Congrats on the Engagement . . . . recent?

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MISSLORI5 3/2/2013 8:56PM

    Oliver, that is a great blog! You are such an inspiration for the rest of us! I have been at this for 3 years and I'm still not as disciplined as you are-it's just great that you have allowed so much to become rote in your life! I also applaud your desire for daily meditation, as it is what keeps us healthy on the inside as well as the outside, so go for it, and may you and your fiancee continue to be good examples for each other! emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 3/2/2013 8:43PM

    Good job Oliver....lots of good habits!

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POPSY190 3/2/2013 7:45PM

    Your blog made me think about healthy habits that I had forgotten about, like the shopping, because they truly are habits! Thank you for that! And it has given me ideas for tomorrow's blog!

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DNRAE1 3/2/2013 7:27PM

    What wonderful habits! Great job, Oliver! I really enjoyed Austria when I visited this past November. It is a beautiful country!

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 3/2/2013 6:53PM

    Great habits!
Hmmm... I ate well & within my calorie range. I got my run in - 3 miles of intervals.
Working on my healthy habits too :)

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BEATLETOT 3/2/2013 5:40PM

    Oliver, you're so cool!

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/2/2013 5:19PM

    Looks beautiful.
Great habits. Very inspiring.

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