I’ve read some of these diarist type posts on other blogs and newspapers and found them fascinating. The ones I’ve read were focused on either sex or money but I wanted to do my own based on healthy habits or at least the attempt to be healthy. This was yesterday which I meant to post last night but forgot!
6:30 – Woke up and decided to go back to sleep since once again my sleep wasn’t good. Probably need to sleep in a different room while house sitting so I don’t wake up multiple times through the night.
7:23 – Woke up for real after having a bad wedding dream about everything going horribly wrong. Thought about going to the gym for a quick 30 minutes but decided it wasn’t worth the effort to get sweaty before work. Promised myself I would go after work.
7:45 – Decided to go up and down the stairs at the house 10 times since I have free time to burn.
8:05 – After finishing the stairs and checking my email I decide to make breakfast. Heat up two egg and veggie muffins. Top those with ketchup and decide I also want Honey Nut Cheerios. There is only skim milk in the fridge so I use that.
8:55 – Take the stairs down from the 5th floor of the parking garage but take the elevator up because I forgot the key to the stairs in my car.
9:30 – Start writing this diary style post in between answering work e-mails. Realize I should be drinking more water because I’ve only had 20 ounces.
9:50 – First bathroom break of the day. The bathroom is empty so I take advantage of the space. I do 10 squats, 10 counter pushups, and run in place for a minute while doing punches. It makes me remember how much I miss taking cardio kickboxing classes.
10:55 – Second bathroom break and I lucked out again with an empty bathroom. 10 more squats, 10 more counter pushups. 20 jumping jacks this time to warm me up and wake me up.
11:30 – Thought about eating since my meeting is during my normal lunch hour. Decided I was too nervous about the meeting (for no reason) and would eat and relax after it was over. Finished my bottle of water (40 oz) and refilled.
1:00 pm – Super hungry after the meeting since I haven’t eaten since 8 am. Make a turkey sandwich on wheat bread crusts with lots of mixed greens. Eat some carrots and green bean chips too. Boring but healthy. Feel happy that I made good choices and ate greens and carrots for lunch.
1:20 pm – Wrote a quick blog post about my boring lunch while finishing off my carrots.
1:30 pm – Publish blog post. Consider writing one about my secret goal. Figure I should just write it in this post since it will be on the blog anyway, and mention that I want to wear my size 14s again by the time I move to NZ. Since my 16s are loose I figure I’m close and feel motivated to make it happen.
2:10 pm – Another bathroom break with an empty bathroom. 30 second wall sit, 10 counter pushups, and 20 more jumping jacks.
2:20 pm – Finish another water bottle and refill. 60 oz for the day.
3:00 pm – Stomach is already growling. Decide to eat Chobani and Kashi GoLean since it’s one of the higher protein snacks I have on hand. Ponder whether I should workout at the gym after work or not. Around 3 pm I lose my desire to workout after work. Every time. It’s ridiculous. I’m more consistent if I work out in the mornings but housesitting has thrown me off my routine.
3:45 pm – Trip to the bathroom resulted in 10 counter pushups, 10 squats, 20 buttkicks, and 20 jumping jacks.
4:10 pm – Office trip to Walgreens. It’s a one block walk and it feels amazing outside. Reconsider the gym for walk or bike ride outside to enjoy the nice weather. Appreciate the trip to the store just to get up and move even though I never buy anything.
4:50 pm – Finish off my water bottle. 80 oz for the day. Decide I most definitely don’t want to go to the gym. Waver between going for a walk/ride outside or running wedding errands which would involve some walking. Leaning toward wedding errands since I only have 24 days left.
4:54 pm – Freak out slightly because I only have 24 days left. Being a procrastinator never pays.
5:10 pm – Talk myself back into going to the gym. End up doing 20 minutes of high intensity interval training on the elliptical machine. Follow that with 10 minutes walking at an incline. Feel good about the decision when I leave.
6:45 pm – Cook dinner. Made a salmon burger with seasoned (by me meaning no salt) vegetables on the side. Finish off another bottle of water for 100 oz for the day. Ate a banana walnut muffin top for dessert.
9:00 pm – Finally get back home after running some errands. Call my best friend and then collapse on the couch to finish this post.
9:45 pm – Finish another water bottle. 120 oz or so for the day. You can thank me later kidneys.
11:00 pm – Oh hey, it’s bedtime! I finally fell asleep around this time despite going to bed earlier.
That’s a typical day for me when I don’t workout in the morning. I fit in exercise where I can and fight with myself on things like going to the gym if I don’t do it in the morning. Though this is probably boring to read it actually really helped me stay conscious of what I ate and did all day! I find these types of posts so interesting so if anyone wants to do one too please do!