Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekly Check In.

I am going to do a check up on my goals and progress every Monday to see that I am staying on track with everything I am hoping to achieve.

On Saturday I wrote up some goals for this week and I am going list them here:

Goals for 5/22 - 5/28
- 30 miles on the Nordic Track
- Use the 30 Day Shred DVD every day
- Drink nothing but water
- Stay on track with fruits as snacks

I already messed up on Sunday by going to the drive-in and snacking. I even had fast food, which has been a big no-no for me. I had mozzarella sticks, french fries, all sorts of stuff I have been avoiding for the last few months. I am not happy with this, at all. It was nice to indulge a bit though, and I made sure to eat everything in moderation. I am sad to admit I even had a little bit of soda. I will not let this get me down though, instead I will keep trying.

I have decided that since I usually only have access to the internet Monday - Friday, that I will change the start date for my goals to every Monday, instead of Sunday. If I set my goals too high, they will be daunting and I will avoid the extra work. If I choose, smaller, more manageable goals, the odds are better that I will reach and maybe even surpass them. That is my goal with this week... lower the bar a little bit so that maybe, just maybe, I can give myself a boost in confidence by not only meeting, but blowing right passed all my goals!

- This week I have to do 25 miles on the Nordic Track, which really isn't that bad. I am positive I can do 25, since even my worst week had me at 24.

- I should be able to get some time to do the 30 Day Shred DVD 4 times, but every day is a bit much. I will do what I can, though!

- I am confident that I can drink nothing but water this week, I know that drinking soda on Sunday was a fluke. I don't usually drink soda, so it should be easy.
- I have been doing excellent with eating fruits as snacks. In fact, last week, we picked up strawberries, apples, bananas, canteloupe, grapefruit, grapes, etc, and I was very good about eating them (except when I went to the movies last night!). I am hoping to continue that trend this week! Money is a bit tighter, so my options will be cut down drastically. I will be sticking mostly to apples and bananas.

So, my new revised list of goals is as follows:

-25 miles on Nordic Track
-30 Day Shred DVD 4 times
-Drink nothing but water
-Choose fruits over unhealthy, salty snacks like chips.
-Take vitamins daily
-No eating anything other than fruit after 7pm

Wish me luck!


  1. Thanks for dropping by. I think it's GREAT you set MEASURABLE goals. I would only suggest a day or rest between shreds. Let your muscle rest and repair. I think you'll be very excited by your transformation...bit by bit, week by week, month by month, your body can totally change.

    Go for it! WISH YOU WELL!

  2. Thank you! And yes, I plan on trying to do things every other night rather than every single night. I was working out EVERY DAY and it was starting to really kill me and feel more like a chore than anything else. I'm working on it!


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