Monday, March 04, 2013
Today was strength training, and I did two sets of supermans, holding for about 20 seconds. We mostly worked on arms, with some core and leg action thrown in. I didn't treadmill as long, as my friend was more interested in weights, but did get 15 minutes in. tomorrow, I will need to go over 10,000 steps to balance it out. I increased my incline to 3, to mimic more outside hiking.
Counting the fruits and veggies and superfoods.. banana (1) eggplant, squash, tomato ( 4) romaine lettuce, ( 5) rhubard and berries ( 6) parsnips, carrots, turnip (7) green beans (8).
I read an article about sleep, how important it is, and ways to maximize it. It was timely, as I spent three hours watching the clock and listening to my husband snore last night and then called in sick to work today. The biggest thing I got out of the article was the important of a routine. My routine is set by my work hours: up at 4:15, to spark, yoga, get ready for work. The article talked about the importance of light, and I get that by walking to work ( now that it's spring) and my grow light at work. I am at work by 6. Then it's tea and coffee through out the morning, but the article talked about cutting it off by 12noon. I am replacing it with Passion herbal tea, iced. I am done by 4:30, and then I usually plan on getting to the gym for an hour or so of cardio, strength. Dinner by 6 or 6:30. Rest and relax and projects, but away from interactive media, and a bath and bed by 8. I usually need to eat a snack right before bed, which is for my blood sugar, but the article also talked about having a carb and protein snack to raise serotonin. Today, I oversleep, called in to work and my schedule did not follow the routine. Tomorrow, I will try to follow it more faithfully. I have a trip out of town to see my supervisor, so will have to get my steps in elsewhere, as I will spend 4 hours of my 10 hour day riding in the car, 2 hours in a meeting, 1 hour in supervision and the rest in front of the computer. Sedentary day it will be!