Okay, so I committed to this 5 days ago and I’m doing reasonably well.
In my Shape up area I had 3 things to focus on
Food: reduce sugar and drink more water and lemon. I’ve done pretty well on this front. I have a shocking sweet tooth and easy access to cafe foods such as cakes, slice etc. I’ve had zero cake intake… one small chocolate biscuit a day, one muffin (savoury) today as I had to buy lunch. Oh, and I went a little awol this evening coming home late and having 3 squares too many of Lindt’s Chilli Chcolate (one square of this was my daily allowance). It’s no use someone like me trying to do zero sugar as I don’t respond to cold turkey – but this is a huge reduction in my usual intake. Back on the bus tomorrow too as I’m determined to improve this one!
Move: – my PT’s routine 8/10 days – well I’ve done my 4 days and today was my one day rest, so back into that tomorrow. Yoga every day – I’ve incorporated a little bit of yoga into my pt routine as I’m having physio for a knee & back problem. Therefore as today was my rest day (and a physio appointment) I gave the yoga a miss – although if I stretched the point (ooh, sorry, bad pun) I could say I did stretch for 5 minutes this morning while still in bed!
Sleep: This has been good – apart from last night with a Skype call to my brother in Wellington which lasted a good hour (we had a good old chin-wag!) I’ve been in bed and lights out by 10pm. Last night was 10.30.
In my Pare Down challenge I’m stoked – My wardrobe AND dresser have been decluttered. I do have 3 bags of things to take away on my bedroom floor (for donation) but they’re ready to go, so come Saturday I’ll drop them off. At work I did a HUGE clear out of my desk yesterday and am very proud of my new look minimal-paper desk. I need to diary a paper-war every couple of months as my role does see a lot of paperwork crossing my desk. So that part of the challenge is really done.
Tune In: was the other challenge. I have played the piano 3 out of the 5 nights (there’s still time for tonight!) and barring my Skype call last night, internet has gone off from 9pm. I’m pleased I’ve kept to that. I have also, so far written a daily gratitude line in my journal.
So half-way there I just have 5 days to up the anti on the Shape Up and the Tune In. I’m pretty pleased. I like to think I’ll keep this going too. And as for Pare Down – well there are other rooms in the house to attack yet!