I enjoyed reading all your entries for the One Small Healthy Effort Giveaway! I was super inspired reading your suggestions – the comments gave me so many great ideas of healthy efforts to implement in my own life. And there’s still time to enter the giveaway; I’ll pick a winner Thursday morning.
My BIG healthy effort of the day (and by big, I mean expensive) was biting the bullet and purchasing a prenatal yoga class package. Now, I’m committed to at least ten more classes – one a week up for ten more weeks. I’d like to go more frequently but it’s just too pricey. However, I’ve really enjoyed going for the last three weeks and want a reason to stay committed with my yoga practice.
Nothing like a financial investment to keep you motivated, right? That’s why I always signed up for races months in advance!
Eats, Eats, Eats
Today was a snacky day, with the exception of lunch, which was actually a legit meal.
Same as yesterday’s stir-fry (but with chickpeas instead of tempeh). It was so good, I was dying for a repeat. Yum.
Afternoon and dinner snacks and mini-meals:
An apple, as well as a bowl of popcorn, dark chocolate peanut butter cups, and several handfuls of pumpkin seeds.
Pre-yoga grilled cheese and orange juice:
And post-yoga fruit bowl.
It might’ve all been sporadic but – man – it was all good.
Do financial commitments help motivate you? I’m so much more likely to head to the gym when I remind myself of the money I’m spending on a membership!
My husband and I used to debate the whole “spending money = motivation” thing all the time. He said it would motivate him (like the time he bought a full set of free weights and all the P90X DVDS) but it didn’t. (In all fairness, P90X is effing hard.) On the flip side, I trained for and ran my first 5k without buying anything. I didn’t want to buy running shoes if I wasn’t going to use them. I’ve gotten over that; now I spend money on running left and right. Ha!*