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Hello, hello. Today seems to be going quickly – I need to get some work done before the whole day slips away.
Breakfast was just a basic bowl of oats. Don’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.
Today’s pool workout was an easy (i.e. not pushing too hard; the distance wasn’t easy!) 1,250 yard swim. I was aiming for further but got tired and bored. Still, I’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, we’re low on groceries) was a bowl of Amy’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 – 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, I’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
It’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 we’re thinking about buying a home soon, I’m trying to get in better home maintenance habits. I’m also trying to actually pick up or clean X, Y, Z when I think, “Ugh, my floor is so dirty” or “That sink is disgusting” instead of just ruminating on the dirtiness and not doing something.
Since I’ve been watching less TV, I’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, it’s a little hard to find balance between watching TV together to ‘bond’ and my new desire NOT to watch as much TV, but it’s working out, slowly but surely. I think he’s enjoyed the walks and whatnot, too!
If you joined me in the TV Diet last week, I would love to hear how it’s been going for you!