I've been using an old trick to keep track of how much water I'm drinking each day. It's a trick that I came up with back when I worked as a Paralegal. Let's say it's an old trick for a new dog.
At the office I use to work at, there was a water fountain where we could refill our drinks. Refill after refill of water, I would often lose track of which refill I was on. Does this ever happen to you?
On my disposable bottles, I would just use a marker to tally which refill I was on, however; when I started using more eco-friendly bottles, that solution wasn't going to work anymore. That's when I started using tape and a marker to fix that.
I've also started writing my goals out old school style (with paper and pencil). I've hung my goals where I can see them, as a daily reminder of what I'm working toward.
My goals for the month of April are to drink 100 oz. of water each day, go to jazzercise 1-3x per week, walk on the treadmill or outside 2x per week, track calories and do my weekly weigh-in's.
It's mid-week of my April challenge and today was definitely a good day for me to check in with my goals. I haven't been doing the best job, so far.
Monday, as you may have read from my last post, was a really busy day for my business. There wasn't much routine in my Tuesday, either. I went shopping at the mall with my toddler, Piper, and my sister, Beckah. It was a lot of fun, but it was also last minute and so I was thrown off my routine a bit.
When there isn't much routine in my day, I don't do a very good job tracking the calories I consume and I definitely don't schedule time aside for me to exercise.