Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

7 thoughts on “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”

  1. We also tend to eat better when we plan meals. We’ve found that weeks that we get an order from Organics @ Home, we usually make meal plans so we don’t waste any of the vegetables. Might work for you guys 🙂

  2. If you only do it to get the reward, then you’re not really changing your behaviour, you’re just bribing yourself for a while!

    But that said, why don’t you bribe yourself with really yummy organic and locally-grown foods for your meals?

  3. I’m just using the bribe as a stepping stone to create the habit. The bribe goes on for a few weeks, and by the time I made it there, the habit’s been ingrained and I don’t need to focus on the bribe anymore.

    Or at least that’s how I’m hoping it’ll work.

    In the meantime, here’s how I’ve done this week so far:

    -I’ve managed to plan, shop for and eat some MUCH healthier meals this week. Between just being home with a regular schedule and having the farmer’s market on down the street now, it was easier than I thought to get back into.

    -I’m also logging all that food. I’m still not making the best choices, and going over my recommended calories (which are not insignificant) by about 500/day, but at least now I’m getting a better idea of where I can improve.

    -The 10-minute Trainer is still in the box. Le sigh. I am biking to work though, and back with my trainer once a week, but I still want to push to add this to my routine.

    -I’ve missed one night of washing off my makeup – I crashed on the couch immediately upon getting home, and woke up and staggered straight into bed during the wee hours. But it’s getting easier, and I just have to do it before I start getting sleepy. Making sure it still happens on “party” nights will be tough, but who am I kidding. I am lame and never manage to go out partying anymore anyhow.

    -Swiffer. Oh the Swiffer! It pains me to say this, but I prefer the Swiffer to my OMop (the OMop actually broke, stupid piece of crap), and it’s going a long way to dealing with the shedding.

    Based on that alone, I’m nowhere near tracking to get my reward at the end of June, but I think I’ll still aim to get all those in, consistently, and at the end of two weeks of doing all of them, all the time, I’ll get myself a sweet little present.

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