So...I'm beginning at the beginning. :)
To cultivate a fresh crop of happiness, you have to start with a good soil.
- INTENT: I spent three weeks doing a meditation challenge to remember Who I am, What I want, and What is my dharma. (I came up with some wonderful, and surprising, answers)
- NUTRITION: I've cleaned out my cabinets (once again) of all things processed.
- ACTIVITY: I joined a gym - not a hit-the-elliptical-for-an-hour gym, but a Brazilian Jiujitsu gym! And I joined Fitocracy.com where I can log all my exercises, earn points and 'level up' - hooray for motivation!
- SLEEP: I blacked out my room, and I go to bed 10 hours before I absolutely must get up.
The jiujitsu has been an amazing change for me. I'm a very social being so I love meeting up with the same group of people every week, and it's keeping me honest! If I don't show up, people notice and ask about me. If I don't exercise and stretch on the off days...well let's just say practice isn't nearly as fun, and I end up with a lot more bruises :p
Now that I've been working these changes for a few weeks and really keeping up with them, I'm ready to fix the diet again. So...Day 1 of another 30 day Paleo challenge!
Exercise: 1 hour BJJ, 1.2 mile run, 30 min walk
Breakfast: omelet with spinach, tomato, and bacon, and some pan-fried potatoes.
Snack: Fresh pineapple
Lunch: Chicken chili - crockpot x12 hours on low: chicken breast, kidney beans, green chiles, onion, potato, spices
Dinner: Spanish-style mussels