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.
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!!!
Perhaps you could try habit stackng then you would automatically drink water after doing some other task and then you would know you had done it.
That’s a thought! Need to think what to put it with.
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?
Well done on getting to the gym. Olga is my PT.
I usually don’t like water with my meals. But may have to overcome that.
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.
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.
Yes. Think I may use your system.
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
Think I will start this system next week.