Today was a no-work kind of day. I’m sure we all had those days when we are off of work or school, and we initially had soooo many things planned to get accomplished (that our normal schedule wont allow). So waking up this morning, I had just that…plans galore for the day, which little to none of them happened. I planned on working out, cleaning, baking, and saving the world in the middle of it all (just kidding). Sometimes we get so caught up in thinking about what we will do, that we never actually get it done!
In the same way, working out can be put off to the side when we think to hard about it. I often find that if I get so involved in finding the “perfect” workout, via internet, that I eventually get too distracted, and all my plans are put off to the next day, and the next, etc. Whatever your doing for the day, running, biking, Pilates, yoga, etc; make sure that technology doesn’t distract you from doing it.
As an example, I was really into running during my track season, and I wanted the Nike GPS sports watch. I spent more time looking for one and reading reviews about it, that I spent less time actually running. For the record, I never actually bought it…I opted for the 8 new shirts :)
My point is, just do what you need to do. Ignore the media pressure that goes along with fitness, and other every day task. Follow your instincts, and embrace the natural feeling of a (possibly) media free workout or full day.
It’s totally OK to have a lazy day every once in a while, but be careful that it doesn’t turn into a rut. When I do have a lazy day, I always make sure that the day after is completely “go mode”, which means its time to get down to business.
Making a to-do list works for me…but not for everyone. There are so many different ways of remembering your tasks, and hopefully you know what your method is. Keeping my to-do list to a few key projects in one day, keeps me on track, and wont send my head spinning. Putting off tasks that aren’t mandatory for that day, helps me see the really mandatory tasks…not just the fun ones that I wouldn’t mind doing first.
I hope your days to come are relaxing, and productive. I am also Praying for the east coast and everyone affected <3.
We all know that healthy living comes at a cost. When I walk into the Organic isle at the grocery store, I am reminded of it every time. I do not have a very large budget by any means. There are ways of healthy living without throwing out money. One of the many ways can start right in your backyard.
I know what your thinking, “I live in an apartment, I dont have time, I dont have much of a green thumb, or every time I try to grow something…it dies”. Ok, ok, I think its safe to say that indoor plants DO exist, and we can all find a little time to water a plant. It is soooo much more affordable (and green) to grow your own fruits and/or vegetables. I have had success and failure growing a garden. Where I live, I have a medium-sized backyard. I am aware that alot of people live in a tiny apartment, in the middle of the concrete jungle. But even growing some indoor herbs could be to your benefit. Plants dont have to take up alot of space. “Aero Gardens” (and technology advances such as that) can be a small, and yet simple way to start your home-grown healthy living.