Since it is Monday I have decided to create some weekly goals for myself. I like lists. So this week here is what I am prepared to do.
1.) Drink two litres of water a day
2.) Get caught up on sleep
3.) Write down what I eat
1.) Water is good for you. It is the primary component of all bodily fluids. It is cleansing, detoxifies (especially when you add lemon), fills you, has zero calories, helps with weight loss.
Water should be consumed throughout the day, and about an hour before meals, but not after as it can affect your digestive process.
I drink an 8oz glass on rising, and then fill my bottle up after breakfast with ice and lemon. Some people believe you should consume it at room temperature, but I like it cold.
Yes I go to the bathroom a lot. It is the price I pay for feeling good.
2.) Sleep. I have three kids. I have not slept in 8 years. Finally, my kids are all sleeping throught the night. Now is my chance to sleep. I have slept in for the past two mornings-til 8! Shhhh!!! What I have been trying to do is wake up BEFORE everyone else, so I can meditate, do some yoga postures (or go to my favorite studio MOKSHA Peterborough http://peterborough.mokshayoga.ca/home/) for the early morning class) You can imagine what that might entail....This resulted in a very tired, grumpy person so now I have to adjust
CHANGE-there is that word again, well at least until I find the right balance.
Ten years ago waking up at 8:00 AM was AGONIZING. Now it is glorious.
3.) Write down what I eat. As a WeightWatchersTM leader, I talk to my members all the time about the importance of writing dow what you eat. Research shows that people who write down what they eat lose twice as much weight. Though I am just trying to maintain my weight it will be helpful for me to keep things in check by writing them down.
So far I am three for three today!
What will you do this week to spark a change or create more balance in your life??