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Hello, hello. Today seems to be going quickly â€“ I need to get some work done before the whole day slips away.
Breakfast was just a basic bowl of oats. Donâ€™t mess with perfection!
On the stovetop:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 banana
- Topping: almonds
The Husband saw patients at the clinic all morning, so I did my secretary thang.
Then, I drove home for a lunch and workout break. Today was a double workout per my triathlon training plan. First, I rode on my indoor trainer for 30 minutes, and then I hit up the pool. In between sports, I gnawed on some toast with Italian herbs in a tube spread on top.
Todayâ€™s pool workout was an easy (i.e. not pushing too hard; the distance wasnâ€™t easy!) 1,250 yard swim. I was aiming for further but got tired and bored. Still, Iâ€™m proud of myself for swimming so far!
The pool was set up as 25-yard lengths, which I do NOT prefer to the 50-meter set up. So much turning!
Post-workout lunch (please forgive me, weâ€™re low on groceries) was a bowl of Amyâ€™s soup, an orange, and crackers and hummus. A throw-together meal, but it hit the spot.
This soup looks like mud but tastes delicious!
Update on the TV Diet
Last week, I declared my plan to go on a TV diet and drastically reduce the amount of time I spend watching (or half-watching) television. My reasons for reduction were simple: watching TV all the time results in more mental clutter, low productivity, less imagination, and less sleep â€“ all culminating in more stress.
I have to say : the TV Diet is going SWIMMINGLY (ha!). I actually LOVE watching less TV. In the last week, instead of watching TV, Iâ€™ve:
- Read two books
- Cleaned my living room and kitchen
- Paid bills
- Gone on four extra long walks
- Played badminton with the Husband
- Painted my nails
- Gotten extra work done
Itâ€™s been so nice! I feel much, much more productive.
The TV Diet has corresponded with a new efforts to also be more organized around the house. Since weâ€™re thinking about buying a home soon, Iâ€™m trying to get in better home maintenance habits. Iâ€™m also trying to actually pick up or clean X, Y, Z when I think, â€œUgh, my floor is so dirtyâ€ or â€œThat sink is disgustingâ€ instead of just ruminating on the dirtiness and not doing something.
Since Iâ€™ve been watching less TV, Iâ€™ve had more time to be more organized! A clean home makes for a happy Caitlin.
The only downside with the TV Diet is that the Husband is NOT on the TV Diet, which is totally cool with me. He finds TV relaxing; I do not. However, itâ€™s a little hard to find balance between watching TV together to â€˜bondâ€™ and my new desire NOT to watch as much TV, but itâ€™s working out, slowly but surely. I think heâ€™s enjoyed the walks and whatnot, too!
If you joined me in the TV Diet last week, I would love to hear how itâ€™s been going for you!