A weekly post of healthy-intention goals for the sake of accountability; [inspired long ago by Jess and her #sayitdoit style]
Hydrate something major. I didn’t keep track of my water consumption, but I definitely drank more tea than I have been in previous weeks.
Freggie focus. Even when I was offered free pizza at work, I stuck to my veggie-focused lunch plan. I had food prepped and packed a baked sweet potato and 12 ounces of soup for lunch each day I was in the office. The soup was this Butternut Squash Apple Soup, a recipe that I’ve made several times over the past few years from one of my favorite internet humans, Katie Levans.
My breakfasts lacked in freggie-power, but my dinners weren’t too bad mostly because I ate a lot of leftovers of a veggie-packed chili I made over the weekend. And we did end up having pizza for dinner one night and I packed mine full of vegetables [and BBQ sauce! YUM!].
Upper Body Sculpt Redo. A change of plans: My boss-friend and I have started this 30-Day Upper Body Transform Your Arms & Shoulders Challenge from Refinery29, and I’m digging it so far. It’s one of those easy at first, slowly build into a more time-consuming, difficult workout plans which are my jam.
15 mins Daily Focused Fitness. I started with long walks and my upper body strength training at the beginning of the week, but then on Wednesday I decided to give this A Little Goes a Long Way Yoga with Adriene video a try on a fluke and absolutely LOVED it. At the end of the video she challenges viewers to try doing the video once a day for a week and I have decided to give that a try myself. So far so good. I’ve done the video first thing every morning [by the light of the Christmas tree!] and I really find it’s a nice, gentle way to get my body moving and ready for the day.
This Week I Will
Stick to my Meal Plan. I have a lot of celebrations, events, and meals-out on the agenda for this week so sticking the plan for the meals I am completely in control of is the priority here. In order to succeed, I did some food prep and meal packing. I’ve made a delicious egg bake filled with sautéed vegetables for #BreakfastAtMyDesk this week. I also baked two sweet potatoes and made a different sautéed veggies mix to top them for the lunches I won’t be at events during.
Start Tracking the H20 Again. Why do I ever stop this? I’ve learned time and time again that I drink water more consistently when I have a visible tracker on my workspace.
Stick with my Fitness Plans. I want to keep meeting Adriene at the mat each morning. I also want to put a little checkmark in my Upper Body Challenge challenge calendar each day. I’m looking at this goal with #JustDoIt in my eyes.
Make time for self care. All the events and meetings and presentations and discussions in my life right now, I know I need to make this a priority. My favorite ways to self-care lately are working on jigsaw puzzles while listening to podcasts and doing crafty things while watching holiday movies.