A weekly post of healthy-intention goals for the sake of accountability; [inspired long ago by Jess and her #sayitdoit style]
A review of last week’s goals:
Drink lots of water. 20 oz glasses kept at each of my desks and carrying around a bottle while I travel was a HUGE help to keeping myself hydrated.
Eat lots of greens. This goal was met much stronger at the beginning of the week than the end. I had 1-2 salads daily Sunday through Wednesday and then, just sort of stopped.
Enjoy Pittsburgh. Total win here! It was a super short trip, but we made the most of it, taking the few free hours we had in town to visit the Duquesne Incline for a bit of history and spectacular views and dinner at Church Brew Works, which is a really cool spot for beer lovers, especially. All of our meetings were also super beneficial for work-life and I got to take a photo with a statue of George Washington, making this an A+ 2-day trip in my book!
Choose activity. I didn’t do too bad here, especially considering how much time I spent trapped in a plane. Yoga in my living room and yoga in my office and yoga in my hotel room and three hour long walks throughout the week.
This Week I Will
Bring back the daily pre-Work mini-Yoga Session. While I did make time for rise & shine yoga on my traveling days, and fit it in twice more during non-morning hours last week, I really missed the daily AM routine from the previous week. I’m going to spend 5-15 minutes on my mat every morning before work, setting positive intentions to the day as I stretch out and warm up my muscles.
Cook from the pantry and freezer. I spent a weekend late last year filling the freezer with prepped and started meals that we’ve been working our way through over the past several weeks. We also have lots of random deliciousness on the shelves of the pantry thanks to an early winter Trader Joe’s stock-up trip. I haven’t done any real meal planning for the week, but I’m thinking of giving this old favorite tactic another try.
Hit the gym. We skipped our group gym trips last week thanks to travelling and I am ready to spend some time on those cardio machines I love so much during the winter!
3 strength training sessions. Either during my gym trips or at home with my living room sweat session gear.
Take a lunch break every day. It’s especially hard on a Monday, but I find that I am a better, happier co-worker on days I take some time away from my desk. Sometimes I listen to a podcast while going for a walk around the park or coloring on the floor, others I watch an episode of something via Netflix or Hulu+. Sometimes I do quiet-time yoga with the lights off in my office, and sometimes I scroll through social media or watch Periscope broadcasts while sitting under my favorite tree.