Monday, November 14, 2016
I walked from the train to work today. The closest Metro station from my office is about a 12-15 minute walk. There's another stop that's a 25 minute walk, but it's five stops and a transfer closer, so I figure that more than makes up for the 10 minutes difference. Plus, there's always someone playing music at the top of this station, and it makes me smile. I can hear the music from the bottom of the escalator, so I smile all the way up.
Maybe it was the walk in relatively cold weather, or it could have been the long weekend, the makeup colors I chose or the application thereof, that I was having a better-than-usual hair day, the face mask I put on after my shower last night or some combination of factors, but when the receptionist at my job saw me, he said I looked very fresh today! It really made my day!
I did really well with calories today, but one habit I need to focus on is putting my food into my tracker before I eat it. I have had so many unpleasant surprises tracking after the fact that I think this is an important habit to have. I imagine the best, most foolproof way to go about it is to track breakfast and lunch the night before, and then dinner after lunch. I tried that today, but then I changed my mind about what I was having for dinner, and I didn't change it in my tracker until after the fact. That's fine, especially when I still come in where I want to be, like I did today, but I think too often I do go over where I want to be.
I also am working on catching up on sleep. I went to bed early enough to get 9 hours of sleep last night, but I still felt tired this morning. I'll keep trying to catch up on sleep and then see where that goes. I have an app on my phone called SleepBot that tracks my (and probably my husband's and dog's) movements and sounds during the night and has a smart alarm that will wake me up earlier than the alarm is set if it senses that I am (or maybe my husband or dog is) entering a lighter part of the sleep cycle. I'm enjoying it, even though I'm pretty sure these two are skewing the results for me. I hope that over time, I'll have some insights into how much sleep I need and how to get the best sleep possible. I'd like to feel fresh everyday, even though that probably means people won't say anything, since it will be routine to be so fresh. I'm willing to make the tradeoff. =)