Wow, having an app to track what I do, and a guide who gives me stern talkings to when needed makes a big difference! Today I actually did stretch every hour (except during lunch) and stayed off the internet while at work. I also drank a cup of tea, one of my daily (well, weekday) goals. Yesterday I didn’t quite get there with the internet, but it wasn’t a big failure either. I made the conscious decision, spent less than a minute each time, and refocused in spite of doing boring, tedious work. But I was told I can’t make exceptions if I want to build truly new habits for my brain. And if I don’t, I probably won’t get transferred to Denver like I look forward to. That matters more than anything! Well, almost anything obviously.
Here are my basic stats for the last few days.
Foam Roller: 4 days in a row (mostly back, hips and quads since they’ve been stubbornly sore)
Drink Tea: 3 days in a row (women’s energy and green tea with ginger)
Stretch hourly: 3 days of attempting, today’s the first I really succeeded
Daily stretching: 3 days (2 in a row) I do this at night before bed, with the foam roller usually
No internet at work: 2 days, and minimal use on the third.
Cook at home: 2 days. Plan to cook tomorrow.
Walk: 2 days. I was told to rest in between. Last night I walked 1.54 miles in the park, which was nice. I was told not to tonight again. I should be fine tomorrow and will go on the treadmill if pollen counts are too high.
I’m glad this is working.