Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Good Habits

Yesterday I blogged about growth spurts and I mentioned that I won't be having any more.  Well, I got to thinking about that and I was reminded of a scene in The Return of the King when Pippin tells Faramir that he won't grow anymore "except maybe sideways".  I can totally relate to that hobbit, curly hair and expanding waistline.

We don't observe Lent but this year I'm taking the opportunity to start a new habit.  It's one that I used to have and I was pretty good at it. But for some reason I've been having a hard time making the time to do it this year.  I started this morning.  These were some of the tools I used to start my new/old good habit.

Workout Tools

I plan to exercise for at least 20 (hopefully 30) minutes everyday, not including my 20 minute stretch.  To keep Sunday holy I will do yoga in a calming, meditative way.  I'd also like to eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies everyday.  That seems harder to me than exercising.  It means I'll have to be better at buying those fruits and veggies if I plan on eating them.  I'd also like to cut my sweets down to one serving a day.  That's going to be the hardest of all.

Today I succeed at the exercise but failed at the healthy eating.  Can you blame me when I had to make brownies for Meg's team and there were leftovers?  I didn't think so.  I'll do better tomorrow.  I just have to keep reminding myself that I'll look better in my Easter dress if I can do this.  39 more days to go.

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