Healthy Habit: DAY BY DAY
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Yesterday was a bit of a challenge for me for this habit. I had a crazy day at work and a bad time in traffic home. By the time I got home I was starving and not in any mood to workout. So, I skipped my boot camp class and went to dinner with my boy and our roommate. So terrible!! On the one hand, the dinner wasn't a terrible choice (Mongolian BBQ), but then I added dessert. All in all, I only went 43 calories over for the day (not too shabby!) but skipping my workout didn't do me any good. Right when we got home I was full and unmotivated, but I turned on some music and got to prepping my meals for the month.
Last weekend I went grocery shopping for the whole month. My plan is to spend an afternoon prepping meals that go in the freezer and then every day I just pick something out of there to cook. Last night I made lasagne, spaghetti and meatballs, pesto chicken, chicken roll ups, teriyaki chicken, and pulled pork BBQ. Most of those meals will feed us twice, some three times and I have two more chicken meals to prep tonight.
By the time I finished all this, it was nearly bed time. I had been grooving to the music while I prepped stuff, so rather than feel miserable about failing to dance for 15 minutes exclusively with my fans, I took off 10 minutes (prepping took me two hours of hustle bustle dancing around the kitchen) and I danced with the fans for an additional 5 minutes. I felt much better than if I hadn't done any fan work at all.
So day by day, it's about doing what you can, no matter how small that amount is. Do SOMETHING and you will feel better and your habit will become more and more cemented into your routine.