Sunday, March 10, 2013
This continues to be a busy time of year. I'm between challenges and have been sick enough that other than a walk around the block every other day I have been doing nothing but the necessary chores for my job. Talking makes me cough. Making beds and cleaning is hard work as is grocery shopping. I miss sparking and my spark buddies and reading blogs. I started doing a daily journal with the "writer's diet" which has me writing every morning and doing a 20 minutes walk... but because of the cold and flu first I was not eating and was too feverish to sit at the computer for long and then I got carb munchie and was having long periods of "zoning out" in front of the TV whenever I managed to sit down. It seems like the worst has passed. I'm suddenly interested in brousing my cook books again and food is not calling me. I am looking at my exercise ball and weights with longing and considering what goals I will have with the next challenge. Because exercise still seems to be triggering coughing other than the walks I have been avoiding it.... but soon I think I'll be able to get back to things. After years of regular exercise it's a bit scary NOT doing it for weeks. However I have enjoyed the walks. It is getting gradually warmer. The roads are clear of ice. There are even periods of sunshine that draw me to the doors and windows. If it were not for HAVING to be available for work I might chance doing more but I still find I'm exhausted by bedtime.. though not needing to nap any more. Just another week and then I get a week holidays. Woo hoo! AND the next challenge will start. I'm looking forward to it and being myself again!
Biggest challenge next challenge? John's nutritional challenge. I think I will post the 6 things we are to do each day on my fridge to check off and I know it will involve PLANNING my meals for the week. Five things are the same each week for ten weeks and one is a bonus and will change each week.
1. Stay within the nutritional plan for the day
2. Drink 6 waters a day
3. Eat protein with every meal
4. Healthy breakfast every day
5. 5 plus fruit/veggies daily
Bonus week one - get in 25 g of fiber daily
The challenge is to do this 6/7 days. I need to define my nutritional plan before the challenge starts and it will be a good thing to work on in my journal this week.