Monday, January 31, 2011

Mini Goal Monday

The week ahead is all going to be about discipline.  I have my plan, I have the tools I it's time to focus, push, and dedicate myself to doing what I say I'm going to to do.

This past week, I yet again, struggled.  I am happy to report that I did do all four of my scheduled runs.  I did not do the program twice, but I changed that goal mid week - so I didn't falter on my plans. 

I did not do Yoga or Zumba.  This is where the discipline this week will really set in. 

I did some soul searching on Saturday, and realized that there's a possibility I'm trying to self-sabotage just a little... and once I did realize it, I got angry.  I've promised myself that I'm not going to let myself do that anymore. 

From now on, I will be doing what I say I will - or have a damn good excuse why I didn't...and I'm talking sick kids, family emergency, etc.  No "I didn't feel like it" or "I didn't have time" excuses allowed anymore!

Saturday and Sunday, I drank more water than I did for the entire week.  Once I found that dedication I needed to banish the self-sabotager in me... I felt like I needed to start making up for the wrong that I've done to myself the past couple of weeks.  I probably drank 100ozs of water on both days.

I sat down with my planner yesterday, and really thought about my plans.  Before I started randomly putting things down that I wanted to do, I needed to consider if the times I selected would work for me, if there was a possibility I was overloading myself too much, and what I could do to help make my plans a little easier. 

After a lot of writing and erasing and more writing and even more erasing - I finally came up with my plans.  Thank goodness for pencils!!  Funnily enough, my goals for this week are pretty close to what they've been the past couple of weeks...but the planning on how to make them work - that's what's changed a little:

Mini goals for this week:
  • Yoga Monday - Friday 4am
  • C25K - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat (5 min warm up walk, 4 min jog/ 1 min walk x 5, 5 min cool down walk)
  • Zumba - Tuesday and Thursday evening
  • Plan my meals - DONE
  • Take my lunch to work every day
  • Drink at least 60ozs of water each day
  • Go to bed at 9pm EVERY week night
I am happy to report that I, indeed, went to bed at 9pm last night and had no problem getting up at 4am this morning to do my Yoga.  I can't describe how good I feel about it.  I was silly to think that I could go to bed between 10 and 10:30 each night and make myself get up at 4am the next morning.  5 1/2 hours of sleep is NOT enough!!!  I think 7 hours is a good number.

For the Zumba, I've decided that instead of selecting a set time, I will do it as soon as Hubby goes to bed.  He usually goes to bed around 7:30 - as he gets up at 10 to go to work.  I will NOT put on one of my TV shows after he hands me the remote...I will grab my PS3 controller instead.  Once I'm done, I will shower and then watch a show before calling it a night.

You'll notice that I don't have anything scheduled on Sunday.  I decided I need a day off.  I recently preached to a friend of mine - who has managed to work out for 27 days in a row (she rocks) - on why she isn't seeing the results she wanted.  I told her it could have something to do with the fact that she's working out every single day, and not giving her body a day to rest.  Well, it's not very nice of me to preach it but not follow my own rule.  So, from now on, Sunday will be my day off. 

Having Sunday off can also be my "reschedule" day.  If, for some MAJOR reason, I can't do a work-out during the week....I can make up for it on Sunday.

I've also planned EVERY meal that I will eat during the week.  Up until now, I was only planning dinners.  I felt that I had enough stuff in the house to make good decisions about the other meals.  I did - but I found that I skipped a few meals last week (mostly breakfast..ugh!).  So, this week, I'm trying out planning each meal.  No more skipping meals for me!!

OK, so everyone PLEASE keep your fingers, toes, and any other body part crossed that I reach can check off every single goal next week.  Tomorrow is my birthday - and my birthday present to myself is feeling the satisfaction of knowing that I CAN DO THIS!!

OH - and there's a severe winter storm heading in to our area tomorrow.  Which means I may have to tweak a few things... time to dust off the treadmill, me thinks.

Do you have a piece of work-out equipment, accessories, etc. that you just couldn't live without?
What are your favorite healthy snacks?
What is one goal that you'd like to achieve this week?

Till next time.  ;)


  1. I'm pulling for you, I know you can do it! I think the fact that you thought and rethought your goals for the week to make them realistic for yourself is a great thing. i have had a bad habit of having unrealistic goals and than letting myself down, so i've had to work to overcome that. getting in my workouts is usually not too big of a problem, but i hope to make good food choices this week!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!

  2. don't be silly - of course you can do this!!! :)

    and enjoy your birthday m'kay? i'm not saying go hog wild, but you're working hard. you deserve to not stress about a little birthday cake.

  3. I found your blog last week, and I've really enjoyed reading it!

    To answer your questions:
    I just started using them (although they don't qualify as equipment), but I love Bob Harper's Inside Out Method dvd's. They are SO intense. Just what I need to break out of my fitness routine. As for equipment, I do love my ab ball.

    I enjoy baby carrots with spicy hummus or a piece of fruit (usually bananas or apples) when it comes to healthy snacks. Light string cheese is also great when I feel like I'm lacking in protein for the day.

    This week I just want to manage to do all of my normal 1-hour workouts--I shoot for five a week. Since I threw in the new fitness dvds this weekend I am VERY sore. It will be a struggle to get all of my workouts in this week, but I'm going to pop some ibuprofen and do my best!

    Good luck on your weekly goals!

  4. Welcome, E! Glad you like it so far!!

    Brooke - I actually don't have to worry about the birthday cake - cause I don't really like cake. I'm having my favorite soup for dinner.. and then may splurge on a couple of my favorite Panera rolls to have with it...LOL

    Christie - I did my run this afternoon in cold rain. I could have just cancelled - but raining in the rain really made me feel the determination that's driving through my veins. This is going to be a good week for me!!

  5. i couldn't find your email so i though i'd respond to your comment on my blog here.

    the short version is, no, my church isn't the way Jay made it sound, he's not a believer and tries to start fights re: God & religion

    we do have a male pastor and a male choir director, but we have women in the choir and women doing special music all the time. also the person over the "children's church" section of worship is a woman (who speaks before the entire congregation)


Tell me what's on your mind - I love to hear from you!