3 Basic Habits

I have 3 basic health & fitness needs in my life. I’m not going to lie and say I’ve been on track all year as I’ve let things slide due to work, friends, insomnia stress and so on.

So as everyone is refocusing in January on resolutions, goals, etc. I’m focusing my first week back at work on my 3 basics habits to have more energy and therefore feel better. I have a crazy week of workouts planned but if I can at least stick to my 3 basics I will have succeeded.

1. I need at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night. I sleep with my iPhone under my pillow or on the bedside table because sometimes I use it to play nature sounds to go to sleep and of course I use the alarm function. I’m going to see if taking it out of the bedroom or maybe placing it on the other side of the room and just using a good ol’ alarm clock will help me get a full rest. I’m also a tv junkie. I’m going to really re-assess what I’m watching and cut out those shows I’m just watching but not really enjoying anymore.

I love sleep

2. I need at least 4L of water a day when I’m in fitness competition prep mode. I’ve seen some awesome Pinterest ideas to keep on track. See image below. Over the past year I have a large jug with a glass on my desk but haven’t seemed to be able to stay on track. I’m going to try the water bottle trick below and add 1L for my morning workout and 1L for my evening workout.

Drink More Water

3. I need to eat at least 5 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner & 2 snacks). I saw two awesome ideas for menu planning boards on Pinterest. Can you tell I spend way too much time on the website? Click here or here to go to the blog explaining how they made theirs. I need to figure out how to adapt for eating 5 meals a day. It might mean a lot of clothes hangers or clips lol. I’ll post pics when I make my own.

Menu Board

Menu Planning


Do you have any tips on how you keep these three basics on track?

4 thoughts on “3 Basic Habits

  1. That water trick is awesome – I think I’m going to do that for me at the office. I’m terrible about refilling my water bottle, but if I had two and just filled them up in the morning….perfect!

    As for the menu, I use Plan to Eat to plan my meals at the end of the previous week. It’s online, which works best for me, and then turns everything I planned into my shopping list. I have seen a big, tall chalkboard on pinterest that you put in the kitchen to list out your dinners for the week that I would like to do though. 🙂

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