Improving Habits


I've been a little bad on my diet beta test plan over the weekend, eating bread and drinking wine.  I'm ready for a hard do-over and get myself ready to try my first supported fast. Over the weekend while I was doing some much needed weeding, I was listening to podcasts, especially The Chalene Show, and one in particular about working on your habits.  Right now I have two habits to work on - not drinking a glass of wine in the evening after the kids go to bed and exercising daily.  I'm going to use the replace tactic for the wine and swap it for herbal tea or ginger-turmeric latte.  On the exercise, I need to keep to simple workouts like PiYo on Beachbody On Demand and remind myself how good I feel when I workout.  Today my nutrition was as follows:

Waking - coffee, black
Morning - intermittent fasting, drinking lots of water, until almost 11AM when I had my chocolate vegan Shakeology with unsweetened almond milk and coconut butter
Lunch - salad with chick peas, avocado, pumpkin seeds and ginger carrot dressing (this is one of my favorites!)
Afternoon snack - I went to get a coffee and warm up from the cold of the office.  There was an ice cream truck from the local university that makes amazing homemade ice cream in interesting flavors. I gave into temptation and decided to get a scoop of ice cream in a cup.  I was so happy and surprised to find out they had a goat milk ice cream that tastes like fig newtons!!!  Mmmmmm....
Dinner - sausage burgers on the grill. I had mine between two pieces of romaine lettuce with ketchup.

Now it's the evening and I'm making some tea instead of that glass of wine I like in the evening.  Very proud of my day.  By the way, today was also the last day of school for our kids.  Sophomore year of high school for the girl and 2nd grade for the boys is now over!  I'm looking forward to not having two shifts of getting kids moving for a couple of months, but more on that tomorrow.

Comments

heather, I can't remember if you told me this. Have you read Gretchen Rubin's better than before? It's ALL about habits and if you haven't yet, PLEASE go take the tendencies quiz http://www.happiercast.com/quiz and let me know your tendency!