Monday, October 11, 2010

Ornish: day 2

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Quote du jour:
When we understand the benefits of our choices, then they become easier to make. What appears like self-restraint can become self-empowerment. Ultimately, it's a choice between true freedom or being a slave to our compulsions.
- Dean Ornish

Today I am focusing on the idea that it's freeing to eat green leafy vegetables rather than grab something pre-made at the Deli. I chose the freedom of eating healthy food.

Goal of the day: Today, I make a vow. No sugar, no alcohol, no meat. I almost said "no caffeine" but I think three "no"s are enough for the day.*
Fail. Note to self: do not make stupid vows when you're up the night before until 1:30 a.m. trying to get everything on your To Do list done already. I was so tired at work today that I kept making stupid mistakes (as opposed to my more usual intelligent mistakes) and even coffee wasn't keeping me awake. Hello sugar!

Goal of the week: Day 2 of the week-long yoga fest.
Done. Again, after Midnight. This bodes ill for the morrow.

Exercise du jour:30 minutes with Michael Rhoda-Bhote. I'm starting to get the hang of this rowing exercise stuff. Or at least I'm feeling comfortable about the delusion that I'm starting to get the hang of it.
Done. Finished the rowing at 11:03 p.m. This week, I am nothing if not consistent.

*Okay, also no Twilight movies. I promise. All day.
Okay, a baby star for keeping this vow as well.


Hilary said...

A thought-provoking quote for sure. I suspect I'll be focusing on turkey (and trimmings) leftovers for the week. Canadian Thanksgiving can sabotage the best intentions.. and mine aren't always the best. ;)

The Merry said...

There's a thought. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, is the road to heaven paved with bad intentions?

Okay, probably not. Need more coffee before attempting to think deep thoughts.

messymimi said...

Remember that it works better to add good stuff to your diet, so that you crowd out the bad, than to just try to stop cold turkey. At least, that is what works for me.

Oh, and I haven't given up coffee, either.