On Monday mornings I spend my blogging time reflecting on the week that just ended. By documenting each day in my Hobonichi Weeks, it’s easy to look back and see what worked and what didn’t the week before. I use my Weeks to track my daily/weekly tasks, the habits I’m working to strengthen, and my writing time. I also write down a few sentences about each day, almost like a mini diary or a One Line a Day notebook. Right now, I’m using my notebook to strengthen my habit of eating at home, rather than stopping for fast food. Please come into my cozy burrow and see how the week went!
My morning pages and step streak have both continued this week and I’m amazed by that. I never would have predicted that, as of today, I would write 92 straight days in my journal. And I’ve said it before, but I’ve often struggled to get even 5,000 steps a day, so it’s still surprising that I’ve consistently logged over 10,000 without really even trying most days (but there has been a night or two in the last month when I’ve walked laps around the house at night before going to bed to keep that streak intact).
Last week I did much better with the snooze button, but I still struggled to squeeze in my evening reflection. That’s okay because I’m sure it will come back around, but it’s something I’m noticing right now. So far it hasn’t been much of a hassle to write the reflection the next morning, but I do worry that I might decide to give up on it one day.
I had another very good week with preparing my own meals. I ate out once and it was totally from a lack of preparation, which I still struggle with. One of the reasons it’s so hard for me to cook dinner is because of our schedule. My husband leaves for work around 4pm and we like to have dinner cooked well before then so that he has time to eat and pack up a second dinner (which he eats around 9pm) before he leaves the house. Complicating the timing is the fact that the bus can’t transport Bug back and forth to treatment right now, so I’m leaving the house at 2:30 and returning at 3:30, which squishes the afternoon cooking time. Without careful planning or my husband throwing something frozen in the oven while I’m gone, then we really struggle to get anything on the table. We’ve been relying on frozen pizzas, chicken nuggets, etc to get us through, but it’s a pain to turn on the oven during the summer! Pastas and sandwiches have become old and Bug is very picky about what he eats. So we’re still exploring other options, excited about noshing on a variety of things from the garden, and looking forward to fall when turning on the oven won’t be an issue.
Because I only ate out once, that’s another $30 into my corgi account! I’m still trying to consider my ultimate goal with this exercise. I think for the the foreseeable future, I want to focus on eating at home and preparing my own meals because that’s my real hurdle. I tallied up last month’s finances over the weekend and discovered that we spent half as much eating out in June than we did in May. While this goal has been mostly about my own health, it has other benefits as well!
I hope your Monday goes as well as possible. I’m planning to be back tomorrow with a post on my mid-year reading stats!