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Engine 2 Day 3

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Strange how much better I felt already.
Too bad I messed it up by getting hooked on House of Cards. It was kind of like a book you couldn't put down. (Once read a 700 page book overnight.) While riveting, there is a penalty to be paid if you follow your desire and do not do what you need to. Not that I'm to old to do all-nighters, but I should be smarter than that. Lesson learned: Do what I need to do to meet my needs, not what I want to do.

In a recent blog 1CRAZYDOG listed her goals. That inspired me to make a list of my own for the duration of my E2 28 day challenge. My simple Doable Daily Actions are:

Thankfully SP has a way to track goals to help. I customized the Quick Track on my SP Start Page.

Water- I need to drink more so 8 glasses/day for me. Also to drink a full glass when taking my meds. I got a filter and put it on my faucet,

Daily Exercise - Plan it. Schedule it. Have a Plan B. My simple plan is to Do Classical Stretch or walk a mile outside or inside with Leslie Sansone.

Menu Plan - Doing a weekly menu plan is the norm for me. For the 28 days I am using Engine 2 as my guideline.

Eat Mindfully - When consuming, truly taste my food and notice my body signals in regard to fullness. The following have helped me increase my awareness:
Judith Beck

Brian Wansink mindlesseating.or

Michael Pollan's Food Rules
My fav food rule is:

Meditation - In the morning helps set the tone for my day. Breathing helps calm me and help keep my focus. Taking 15 minutes to do this is like taking a coffee break but with better benefits. On March 11 a 21 day mediation challenge begins that fits into my plans.

In the meantime I am doing this:

I use the first few minutes to prepare, get comfortable, light a candle, etc. I have this downloaded onto my tablet so I can mediate anywhere I go.
While waiting for an appointment I like the short "Guided Relaxation" and "Breathing & Relaxation" with Jurian Hughes from Kripalu

Healing = Following doctors orders, taking my meds, avoiding acidic foods and doing what is listed above will help me heal. This is my time to take care of me.

Day 3
Rip's Big Bowl
E2 Basics Open Face Sandwich with Hummus
E2 Basics Stir Fry over Brown Rice
Sliced Apples

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1CRAZYDOG 3/3/2013 5:58PM

    So glad my blog inspired you! Thank you !

You have a great plan and wishing you much success on this journey!

Always remember -- progress, not perfection.


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TRAVELGRRL 3/3/2013 5:33PM

    Wow, so much in your blog, too much to comment on! I like your meal plan, these all seem normal and "do-able."

I love Rule 39! Yup, if you can make a Twinkie or a Devil Dog, I guess you can eat it! LOL

Great list and thanks for all the links.

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