Week 2 plan [and what happened]
Basically, I have rough transitions when I come back from vacation. Because I get up very early (4:45 in my normal routine) I never want to maintain that when I go on vacation. Then it’s tough to slide back into the routine when I return.
5/8 Monday–Swim [Didn’t swim. Slept in. Did walk before work.]
5/9 Tuesday–Walk before work; tap dance [yes and yes]
5/10 Wednesday–Swim; square dance [No swim. Slept in again. Had bad attitude Did walk across the bridge, did square dance.]
5/11 Thursday–Walk before work [Did it]
5/12 Friday–Swim [The triumphant return to the pool!]
5/13 Saturday–Yoga; square dance [The other occupant in the house is sick and woke me up with his coughing. I was awake for a long time, so slept in and skipped yoga. I did go to the square dance.]
5/14 Sunday–Walk that is more than an hour in duration. [Also awoken due to coughing by another, also slept in, also did not go on a walk of any duration.]
Total planned activities: 10
Total activities done: 8
Number of activities subbed: 2
Wednesday and Thursday might be tough due to after-work commitments. Will aim for the other days. [I did meditate on Monday and Tuesday. I did not meditate on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday I did, though. What happens on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night was that I came home from work, and had the choice of eating, or meditation. I could not do both. There was no time. I will be proactive and meditate on the train in the morning on days that have quick transitions. I didn’t meditate on Sunday, because weekends have no routine and tend to be busy, so the meditation gets forgotten. Weekends are going to be an area of focus during 100 days, I can tell.]
Continue to track food habits.
Last week I noticed the following things (that were not at all new for me to notice) 1. I eat while cooking, which I don’t really like doing, but also don’t like stopping. 2. I sometime don’t eat dinner because I’m “not hungry” and then eat snacks instead.
This week I noticed I never have a food plan for the weekend. I’d like to have a slight bit more structure built into my weekends around food.
The plan for the week of 5/15
As mentioned, the boyfriend has had a cough and a cold. As of Sunday night I’ve got some laryngitis stuff going on. I’m hoping that’s the extent of illness that will invade my body, but there’s a chance this plan will go south. Though I hope not. It’s a really busy week.
5/16 Tuesday–Walk in the morning, tap dance
5/17 Wednesday–Swim, Square dance
5/18 Thursday–Walk in the morning
5/20 Saturday–AM yoga
5/21 Sunday–walk to meet a friend for an event we have planned.
According to the new plan and my calendar I should meditate in the morning on Monday, Thursday and Friday. I should be able to meditate in the evening on Tuesday and Wednesday. Weekends I will meditate when I feel kind of exhausted.
I’m experimenting with getting 800 grams of produce per day. Let’s see if that ends up to be triggering in any way. Also I need to put my food books on hold at the library. I can’t afford to buy my own copies right now.