Fitness Week 7 – Just add water

Exercise doesn’t feel like routine. I know I could easily stop. Except I would feel guilty. How can I not give my body what it needs?

So I am keeping on keeping on.

But I am not quite ready to change my eating habits.

So in the vein of trying to make some changes, I will drink more water.

OK, I’m clutching at straws. But it might help?!? It might wash away my sins?

Saturday: I drank a litre of water. Not counting all the tea I drank.

Did my usual walk. The track had signs saying it was closed due to back burning. (What has I written before ignoring portents?) But Mr S assured me it is open and there is a man at a fork in the track, stopping people entering the area where the back burning is taking place. Here’s some photos from yesterday’s back burning.

Sunday: went to gym. Did 10 min walk/jog and weights.

Didn’t drink a litre.

My walk/jog and heart rate table

Monday: no exercise. Brrr. Cold snap came through.

Drank a litre of water.

Tuesday: Olga was on form pushing me with humour.

Did I drink a litre? I can’t remember.

Thursday: yoga was mindful. The teacher said, “Way to go Olga,” several times as I am now able to take and sustain the harder options.

Friday: as proof I should write down what exercises I do straight after doing them, I can’t remember even if I had a walk.

Same with drinking water. I know I haven’t been very consistent in drinking. And I haven’t recorded it. Maybe I should take a leaf (or card) out of Laura’s book and use cards to actually physically tally when I have a glass? It may prompt me as well as keep track? My wee this morning is telling me I need to drink more water!!!

10 thoughts on “Fitness Week 7 – Just add water

  1. The tea water sorta counts, so don’t beat yourself up. I naturally drink a lot – a bit at or after a work out, and with every meal. Someone says you should drink water with meals but I don’t care for that advice.

    Funny – I didn’t get out of bed and go to the gym yesterday with my alarm but I did today. And I did, after 5 weeks away. I promise, it becomes part of life’s fabric even when you hate it.

    You’re called Olga when you do yoga?

      • Nah, I know Olga is your PT, but it was this line that confused me: The teacher said, “Way to go Olga,” several times as I am now…

      • Ahh. My yoga teacher knows my PT is Olga and my yoga teacher was congratulating Olga for getting me so fit. Yoga teacher has known me for over 8 years so knows the current exercise plan is s big change.

  2. I would have no idea how much I was drinking (or walking, etc.) if I did not have those cards. Plus, it’s rewarding to see a full card at the end of the week, that I’ve accomplished everything I want or need to during the week.

    I don’t count coffee or my one daily Diet Coke toward my daily fluid intake, but I do count the two glasses of Japanese barley tea I drink along with all the water.

  3. Visited Laura’s blog and I think that is a genius hack for tracking any kind of goal! I love it!

    And I always have palm cards on hand all the time (in my teacher bag) as we use them for all kinds of stuff in French classes. That’s a winner!

    Good luck with your drinking ;P

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