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Day 233 - Monday Mindfulness

Monday, July 20, 2015

Any time I start a new week, I always take some time to assess where I am in my journey and where I want to be at the end of the week. This week is a little unusual because of my birthday on Thursday and upcoming Michigan trip on Friday.

This week I want to increase my water consumption and try to be a better "sipper" instead of "gulper." I have a tendency to drink a pint or more all at once, and then not drink any more for a few hours. I think my body would handle it better if I kept the fluid intake a bit steadier.

I'm continuing to eat clean about 90% of the time. This is the time of year with lots of healthy options. We just picked our first cucumber off our little garden. The tomatoes aren't doing well (we have a brown thumb when it comes to tomatoes, one of my favorite summer foods), but we're still trying. The cukes are going crazy, and the first one looks absolutely perfect. Those will be nice to enjoy throughout the summer, for sure.

I don't know if I'll have time to make my favorite dessert for my birthday. This has been my birthday cake for the last 6 or 7 years. I'm happy to make it for myself, although it isn't necessarily the most healthy dessert.


Needless to say, Paula Deen's name is on the recipe, so it's going to be delicious!

I will continue with my HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. I had a good session today with the weights. Shaun T is such a great motivator. I'm feeling stronger every day. Friday and Sunday I'll do some airport walking to get my fitness time in. I'm not sure about Saturday with the memorial service and family gathering, but will definitely get at least 10 minutes in that day as well. I've learned all too well that the commitment to being active is critical to being successful in this journey.

So I've got my plan for the week in place. I hope you're doing the same. Set a plan and stick to it. I can do it. You can do it.

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  • RHOOK20047
    You have it so together. That is a trait I wish I had. I am always acting on the moment trying to do the right thing. I was surprised with that cobbler being Paula Dean's that it only has 8 tablespoons of butter. LOL! Her stuff is always loaded with butter! But so good. I know by now you had it. and I am envious. I love peach cobbler and I will have to try hers. I might use "I can't believe its not butter" though to reduce the calories. Naw I am not going to ruin it. I will just have to work out more to burn it off.
    2041 days ago
    Good point about the water. I'll have to see if that helps me, too.
    2047 days ago
    You can do it Steve. I know you can. You will also be successful.
    2048 days ago
    Great plans...you amaze me with your ability to create structure for yourself and follow through! I wish you a great birthday week...and if you don't get to make that amazing Peach Cobbler this week, then I think you should make it for your next gathering, Pot Luck, or just for you and Steve to enjoy one night on your beautiful deck!
    I don't think I understood you were going to be attending a memorial! Whose is it for? I hope you have a safe trip and enjoy seeing people from your past!
    Love & Hugs!
    2048 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Looks like you've got a great plan for a busy week!
    2049 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15118206
    Thanks for the reminder to get my plan in motion! I usually do pretty well, but with being on vaca, I'm not always as diligent......
    Enjoy your BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!!!!!!!
    2049 days ago
    Great to read that you are concentrating on the good things to come this week, and not dwelling on the negative side of things! Have a lovely birthday and celebrate your good health and happiness!
    2049 days ago
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