Monday, October 22, 2012
So I once *again* went back to using a food journal. An actual paper journal. I love being able to enter my food on my phone, but I feel more accountable if I think "I have to write this down if I eat it." I think I keep track of my food in no fewer than three places. But it works.
I also went back to a real paper planner. I found a super cute planner that is just PERFECT! Again, while I love having my little pop-up notices about what I have to do, there's something about actually writing things down that I love.
This morning I won the snooze alarm battle and I woke up early for a swim. I got in a really good 30 minute swim. I am definitely noticing a difference in my speed and my efficiency. My upper back muscles are looking pretty nice, too. My shoulder blades were popping out this morning and my shoulders are starting to look good.
Today I taught kindergarten. Holy moly. It was kind of a rough class, but you know what's kind of funny? When I came home, I didn't feel like crashing on the couch. Sure, I spend a bit of time online reading, but I didn't immediately lie down for a nap. The morning workouts really seem to help with that. When I get to the gym before school, I have tons of energy for the rest of the day. Tomorrow I'm only teaching in the afternoon, so I have lots of time to get to the gym in the morning and do a run/strength training workout.
- drank all my water today
- stuck to the eating plan, with minimal snacking on granola when I came home
- woke up to swim!
- made bran muffins and applesauce