Day 1 is done and in the books. Truth be told, I did not find it that hard. The hardest part was getting my body to adjust to the increased water intake and to fit in the 2nd exercise session. This I knew going in would be a challenge. Other than that, Day 1 was ok.
I woke up today feeling oddly parched – which makes little sense considering the amount of water I drank yesterday. Also, I was a bit tired this morning. Spent most of the night waking up and going to the bathroom, so that might have been a contributor lol.
Regardless of how I felt, I got up and got to it first thing this morning. Woke up at about 4 am and drank my first two glasses of water – wanted to get a head start on the day. I took my profile picture, then meditated for about 15 mins and read my 10 pages from #Ask Gary Vee. There, barely an hour into my day and already I have two items checked off with one in progress.
Next it was a change of clothes and out for a walk. One hour later, I was back home, to my second 16 oz mug of water. I fed the dog, grabbed an apple as I wasn’t particularly hungry, and decided to do my 2nd workout immediately as yesterday’s 4:30 pm timing caused too much disruption in my day. This adjustment worked out perfectly. Filled my third 16 oz mug and smiled to myself. It was now about 7:15 am and I had already completed most of the Challenge’s requirements:
- Take a Progress Picture
- Do two 45 min workouts – one outside
- Read 10 pages of Non-Fiction per day
- Almost halfway through my water requirement for the day (6 – 8 oz servings done, 10 to go)
Every hour on the hour my reminders went off, reminding me to drink my glass of water. I continued with the 16 oz mugs and finished my water intake at about 3 pm. Finishing this early should definitely reduce the interruptions to my sleep.
Here were my meals today:
Breakfast – Apple
Mid Morning – Avocado wrap with collard greens
Lunch – Mixed green salad with walnuts
Mid afternoon – Tamarind snack
Dinner – Green salad surprise (made up of greens from the backyard) – Mustard greens, celery, beet leaves, collard greens and peppers, drizzled with cashew nut dressing