Healthy Diet Habits: Find Unexpected Opportunities
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I have a brief homework break, so I will write the last blog on stage 2 of SP so I can finally move on to stage 3.
"'Batch cook' a dish this week that can last for 4-5 days." I managed to do that and get my 5 points, but honestly this doesn't happen often. I know it's a good idea, I just can't get myself to take the time on a Saturday or Sunday to do this.
"Exercise entirely in 10-15 minute blocks of time this week." WHAT??? I understand the concept, but this isn't happening any time soon. I spent so much time this summer figuring out how to make exercise a part of my routine, so I don't want to suddenly change everything because an action step told me to. For example, when I use the elliptical for me it's mainly about building up endurance on it and the calories are a side bonus. I'm up to thirty minutes on it so now I'm playing around with the ramp and resistance levels. I'm up to 4 (out of 10) on the ramp and 8 (out of 10) on the resistance. I don't want to take a week off from doing my thirty minute sets on it. Instead I want to continue to get better at it.
"Exercise in one place that you normally wouldn't." I didn't manage that in the week it was assigned, but I'm checking it off now. The place I normally wouldn't exercise is the gym by my office. Part of why I hadn't done this before is that I wanted to work up to a full half-hour on the elliptical in my apartment complex first. The gym at work/school is always full of people, and I figured if I was on the machine as long as most people were I'd blend in better. I've been there three times now. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with going there twice a week.
Right, on to stage 3.