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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pish Posh Get Fit Challenge: Week 10

Week 10 is upon us.

Did I tackle my goals?

PERSONAL GOALS

I wanted to finish my NANOWRIMO novel and I succeeded. It's complete but as of yet, I haven't shared it with a single person. It's too rough. I need to flesh some areas out and I need to tweak a few others. Then and only then, will I let my BFF read it. She'll give me some honest feedback and I'll go from there.

I planned on getting a little more physically active. I planned on walking/running on the treadmill a few times a week. That lasted about three days. What can I say? In my defense, i have a rather active job. I rarely sit at all in the 5.5 hours I am there.

I am not sedentary, but I am not exactly marathon fit either. I am watching my calorie intake and trying to move more and eat less. For now, I am happy with this. Soon the lessons from the lunchlady will end for summer and be replaced by Poolside Perspective. Maybe swimming will excite me more than tread milling.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I kicked ass on my ServSafe Certification. I retained useless information about a legthy list of foodborne illnesses and their causes which include things like Bacillus cereus gastroenteritis, Shigellosis and Cryptosporidiosis. Sadly, I haven't been able to forget any of it so now I eat even fewer things than I did before.

MENTAL HEALTH

I have had a few mental breakdowns over the course of the last ten weeks. Some worse than others. I am trying to focus on my blessings as they are abundant.

When my children fight, I need to remember that they are healthy.

When my husband retreats to our room instead of watching TV with me, I need to remember that he took the laundry basket with him.

When the kids at school forget to use their manners, I need to remember that a positive influence is a strong deterrent.

When I am exhausted, I need to remember that I haven't really felt true exhaustion.

When I am feeling lonely, I just need to recall my beach trip.

How are you doing with your goals?.


4 random thoughts:

Pish Posh said...

I am so glad you have your beach week to look back on and hold forward for the future. Me too! My week was right before yours and when I get down or lost in all the nonsense that is right before me I try really hard to see the bigger picture and the larger world that is out there. We can get so trapped in our day to day. There is always another beach week. Everything will be okay.

Pish Posh said...

Hey did you get my other comment?

What do you think of going to the 24 of May for a 12 week challenge? 2 more weeks to finish up, end the semester, plan for summer, and take care of things we didn't achieve?

I wanted to do 12 weeks somewhere around week 7 when I was traveling and doing interviews and not being able to take care of bidness.

Is that okay or you want to finish now?

Kristie Maynard said...

Sounds like you did pretty well. I'm doing pretty well with my goals. I seem to have the diabetes under control. My glucose levels have consistently been where they should be with only a couple that were off, and I'm adjusting to the new diet requirements. AND I lost 4.9 lbs. I am totally thrilled with that! On the other hand, I wanted to get my exercise bike back this week. Before I had the hip replacement and for a while after I couldn't use it, so I loaned it to a friend. It's time to get it back and my goal was to get it back this week. Since it will take 2 men, either my son and hubby or my son and his best bud (whose house it is at) I haven't been able to get 2 of them together to do it. Next week is my new goal on that one.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I especially love, "When I am exhausted, I need to remember that I haven't really felt true exhaustion." There is so much wisdom (and empathy) in that sentiment. You are one deep lunch-soon-to-be-pool lady!

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