3 Daily Things

Date: April 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 16

Alright, so maybe I spoke too soon.

Maybe I’m not “cured” after all.

Within an hour of this morning’s post going up, my nose stuffed up again and I was back to my old hacking ways.

Oops.

But hey, today was still a good day!

  • Work was productive. Score.
  • My leftover fish was an awesome lunch. Score again.
  • My Whole Foods trip was successful. I stocked up on trail mix supplies and snagged some spinach feta orzo salad to accompany my fish. It’s my new obsession and it’s delicious.
  • My afternoon meeting got canceled. Fine by me! Except that it didn’t really get canceled โ€” just rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
  • I strength trained. I love Wednesdays because I can usually get to the gym early enough to squeeze in some extra stuff before spinning starts. Today I did 100 tricep dips on a bench, used the abductor and adductor machines, did some ab work, foam rolled and did a whole lot of plank holding.
  • My favorite spinning class was a bit of a letdown because there was a sub in for the regular teacher. Bummer! But she was still great and I swear she must have shouted “Quarter turn up!” at least 40 times. We were constantly climbing and I was constantly sweating. It was a stellar workout.
  • My new commute home from the gym is fast. It’s about 15 minutes faster than my previous commute. I love it.

And that brings us to “dinner.” Yeah it’s in quotes because it was so sad tonight. I don’t have much food in the apartment and don’t have a microwave yet, so leftovers are out of the question.

I ate grapes, baby carrots and some cold pasta.

Which I chased with a half dozen or so Double Stuffed Oreos (dipped in milk of course).

Cold pasta = sad dinner.

Oh well.

There are three really easy things I do every single day to make sure I’m in a good mood:

  1. Sit ups. Even on rest days, the first thing I do in the morning is lay down and bang out 200 crunches. I love starting my day with an engaged core.
  2. Floss. You’re welcome, gums. You’re welcome, dentist. I love brushing my teeth and I love flossing. I used to lie to my dentist when he would ask if I floss daily. Now I don’t have to lie.
  3. Drink a ton of water. Not just “a glass with every meal.” I’m constantly drinking water. Of course that also means I’m constantly peeing. But I love water. It’s pretty much the only thing I drink. Oh, and milk with my Oreos. And wine.

YOUR TURN: What do you do every day to ensure your day is wonderful?

16 Responses to "3 Daily Things"

100 tricep dips? You are HARDCORE. I did 3 sets of 20 tonight and my arms were sore.

I too am down with the daily flossing. Otherwise, I don’t think I have any routines like yours, but I want to start. I used to work out for at least 8 minutes every morning the second I woke up (did one of my 8 Minute Fitness DVDs), but I’ve gotten out of the habit. I need to get back on it!

A cup of coffee sets my day off to a good start. And I make sure I laugh every day- multiple times a day– even if it means laughing at myself some days. It makes any stress in my life just a bit more manageable ๐Ÿ™‚

Three things:
1. Smile at the first person I see … in public … the usual return of a smile is uplifting!

2. Foam Roller … this is recent.. but helps my muscles soo much!

3. WATER… agreed. Hydration is a key to a great day!

Sorry about the sub instructor. I hate how the instructor can make or break a class!

You can still heat up food without a microwave. You could have put the spaghetti into a pan on your stove and heated it up that way. I’m glad you got your workout in. Get well soon.

Love flossing. It’s addictive. You start up one day and then suddenly you can’t fall asleep at night unless there is absolutely zero plaque between your molars.

You bang your core when it’s engaged? Shouldn’t it wait until marriage for that?

hahhahahhahahhahaha

I hope you start feeling better soon!

Those are excellent tips…. I do none of them. Maybe its time to start!

I definitely agree with the drinking water part. I need to be a better flosser, I have a sign up to remind myself, but it only happens a couple times a week.

hahaha – you are amazing even when sick!

-i definitely drink a crazy amount of water a day too…… not even including tea….. and have probably hit every public bathroom (starbucks, diners, bookstores) on the upper east side.
-talk to my mom&dad ๐Ÿ™‚
-read blogs!
-go for a run with new songs on the ipod

happy almost thursday! xoxox

Be careful with Afrin! If you use it for more than a couple days it can actually create more mucus! I know it works great, but it can end up really drying you out and making your nose create more snot ๐Ÿ™

Daily I try to drink at least two Sigg bottles of water ๐Ÿ™‚

Coffee ensures that my day will be a good one! Also, I have to start each day by making a to-do list so I know exactly what I want to get done. It keeps me on track. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ps: feel better!!

have you tried to kill the germs with wine yet? that’s usually my go-to and I’m still standing.

I can’t believe you start every day with 200 crunches. no wonder you’re such a hottie.

every day for me includes: sweat (duh) and good food. I’m a pretty unhappy girl if you don’t let me burn calories and then eat calories.