Creature of Habit

It is so nice to be back in a routine after a long weekend of eating, drinking, and not quite enough sleeping.

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It can be easy to selectively forget about some of the treats I’ve eaten or workouts I’ve missed, especially over the course of a busy week or weekend.  One nice thing about blogging is that it keeps a clear record of my daily habits, making it easy for me to monitor just how “on track” I am.   Well, the results are in, and I’ve gotten a little off track.

I’m ready for some consistency in my health habits this week, and I’m counting on you guys to hold me accountable!  Having said that, let’s take a look at Monday…


Woke up early to get in about 20 minutes on the elliptical before a shower and some hot water with lemon.

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Bulletproof coffee when I got to work held me over until lunchtime.  Lunch was leftover salad from the night before with a side of overnight oats (not pictured: 1/4 c oats, water, 1 T plain greek yogurt, 1 T sunflower seed butter).

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Like every week, Andrew and I went a little overboard buying fruit at the farmers’ market.  It can’t be ideal to eat two peaches every day, but in these peak summer (fruit) months that’s what I have to do!

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Some interesting flowers I hadn’t noticed before on my afternoon walk with Andrew:


Shockingly, I didn’t snack very much at all yesterday. Very out of character, but a habit I’d like to maintain.   For dinner, Andrew BBQ’d some chicken and asparagus.  Asparagus is the ultimate summer grilling vegetable in my book.  There’s nothing better than crispy tips!

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In keeping with my efforts to get back on track, I’ve decided to start posting my daily Fitbit stats.


Two days in a row of missing my 8,000 step goal is all the motivation I need.  Tomorrow will be green!

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Water and sleep are two measures that I’m pretty consistent with.  But I’d prefer at least 7 solid hours of sleep, or 8 or 9. 🙂


Question: What’s one of your go-to healthy habits?

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