The week ahead is all going to be about discipline. I have my plan, I have the tools I need...now 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
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. ;)