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 weeks goals: This is my first This Week I Will post in a while, but I reintroduced the weekly healthy intention setting method into my life about a month ago. Last week my goals were three-fold and mega-simple.
Do 1 strength workout and 2 cardio workouts. Achieved, thanks to two long walks and a tabatta workout in the living room.
Add some yoga. Two, short but completed, sessions of yoga by Christmas tree light were lovely.
Get freggie with it! I bought some of my favorite fruit and veggie short cuts to make sure I ate them, because I’ve really been lacking in the produce intake lately. Olivia’s spring mix for easy greens, plus grape tomatoes and baby carrots which were both on sale at the market. I also purchased a bottle of the new V8 veggie blends, Purple Power, for a mega-shortcut of veggie nutrients.
This Week I Will
Drink lots of water. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: This is one of those healthy intentions that I can totally rock – as long as I make sure to say I’m going to rock it. I never have a problem drinking water when I actively make it a goal, and with all the holiday treats around, extra H2O will be a gift to my body.
Eat a freggie first. Speaking of holiday treats, they are everywhere and I haven’t said no very often when it comes to all the candy, baked goods and snacks around the office and THS HQ. Instead of focusing on “NO!” I’m trying something else. For the sake of getting more nutrient richness into my mouth, I’m going to focus on eating a fruit or vegetable before I eat anything else each time I’m reaching for a meal or snack. A clementine before the almond M&M’s at work, a salad before my sandwich, or carrots pre-caramel corn. I may fill up faster, causing me to eat fewer bites of the less-nutritious options, of course, but basically I’m just prioritizing my eating with healthy bites first, followed by more decadent foods.
Complete four at-home workouts. And because it’s best if I have a plan, I’m looking at these bam-a-ma-jams! >>
- Get Your Active on Tabata Workout via Coffee Cake and Cardio, it’s one of my favorite at-home workouts from a blog I’ve ever tried. I go back to this one often!
- Slowed Down Core Workout via In Fitness and In Health, because focusing on slow and calm seems to be the great counterbalance to hustle and bustle
- Hold it Workout from The Lean Green Blog, I’ve been saving this one in my “to try” folder since 2012!
- and this Dumbbell & Body Weight Workout I collected board-style via the exercise demos on SparkPeople.
Enjoy my Staycation – The Remix. This week will begin another 11-days-away-from-the-office stint [I had 10 days off in a row in October an it was glorious!] and I plan to both a) do all the things! and b) spend every morsel of my being in deep rest and relaxation mode.
What healthy intentions are you setting for the week? Tell me about them on twitter and show me the proof on Instagram by using the #Make1HealthyDecision hashtag!