Yet another one of Charlotte's posts has got me thinking. This experiment concerns people's perceptions of Perfection, and committing to attaining such a high standard for a minimum time, ideally a month but more realistically the goal is a week. One week, 7 days, of adhering to strict rule which ideally would already be part of everyday life, but hopefully would form a habit after the set time frame.
The more that I thought about my rules for being perfect, the more I realised how simple my requirements were. Tasks like using mouthwash, tidying away my TKD gear, drinking 2 litres of water, and going to bed early enough to get 8 hours sleep didn't seem so intimidating when I'd written them down. In fact, they're all very achievable. If only I would direct my attention to them on a regular basis!
Plans for Perfection
* Drink 2 litres of water every day
* Get 8 hours of sleep every night
* Eat a nutritious, high-protein, low-carb lunch
* Cook a nutritious, high-protein, carb-free dinner (my morning porridge is exempt!)
* Bring healthy snacks to work to stave off afternoon cravings
* Attend TKD training Mon-Fri
* Go running at least once at the weekend
* Stretch/Do physio exercises Every Day (!!)
* Eat NO junk food/refined sugars etc. (it's only a week right.... :(
I also have some non-nutritional/fitness plans:
* No unnecessary spending whatsoever (strict budget due to saving for college!)
* Thoroughly remove make up and cleanse & moisturise before bed
oh and my mum would love this one...
* Tidy my room and keep it tidy!
Yesterday was a major fail of a day. I made a Banoffee Pie yesterday for a friend's birthday, so not only did I have a slice of the calorific diet-busting dessert, I also didn't have time to eat my healthy nutritious lunch and ended up eating breakfast cereal instead! The sugar crash I experienced later in the evening meant I was too drained to cook my protein-rich dinner, instead eating an apple and a bowl of steamed garden peas.. (yes, I know, an odd choice!) So when I came home from training I was so hungry, and yet even weaker, so I ate a bowl of porridge but the demons in me added milk & sugar instead of the normal water & berries! Overall still a nutritional day but far far far from perfect.
So today is a new day. I have already drank one cup of peppermint tea and my 600ml water bottle is full and ready to be emptied at least once!