I'm wondering if people are still reading and if this format's getting tiresome. I thought it would be nice to have consistency but I feel like it's becoming monotonous for me, therefore it must be worse for anyone reading! Thursday is typically my long day at work so I usually am less exciting and less able to do other things.
I had my usual breakfast with a side of soy milk. I got a new brand of bread and I'm really liking it (Alvarado St. Sprouted Whole Wheat). Lunch was a piece of focaccia with a side salad, a Gardein chick'n scallopini and a peach. Dinner was the same as the night before, pasta with pesto and veggies. Snacks were Kashi go lean, watermelon, peanuts and oatmeal with blueberries.
I didn't do any working out, and it was the first day with no gym, mountain, at home DVD in almost 2 weeks. I walked the dog for about 15 minutes in the morning and then walked another 15 minutes at work. I also did some light yoga and stretching in the morning before work. It was weird taking a day off, but I think my body appreciates it!
I'm reading a book right now about an economics professor from Bangladesh who started a microlending system to improve the lives of poor people in his country. His program has spread throughout the world, is very successful, and he won a Nobel Prize for his work. The book itself isn't as good as I thought it would be, but what he did is incredibly motivating. It shows that small changes in your life can have huge impacts for you and the people around you. I've read several articles that discuss how living with or being close to a healthy eater correlates with making better lifestyle choices. I guess that's my aim from this blog and in my life. I know that everyone doesn't have the willpower, support, or drive that I do to be healthy, but I hope I can inspire people to make small changes that will add up over time.