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Just the Goals

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping." ---Chinese Proverb


For my half marathon on Nov. 10, here's the plan:

10/23-25 (1 day): 10 miles.
10/27: 8 miles.
11/3: 4-6 miles.
11/10: half marathon, 13.1 miles completed.

Try to work in 2 workouts of 2-3 miles a week.

After the HM, my plan is:

Work on consistency: do 2-3 workouts of 2-4 miles per week, while keeping a long "run" of 6-8 miles.
Work on running more: instead of focusing on distance, I want to work on speed.
Work on strength training: build up muscles to run better and burn more calories, also will help tone my figure a bit.

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Drink more water, more regularly. (Goal: 85 ounces of non-caffeinated/sugar drinks)
Track water.

Spin the SparkWheel daily.

Read all Bombshell posts every 1-2 days.
Actively respond to Bombshells.
Participate in all challenges.

Getting to sleeping by 11:00 pm most nights, 9:30 pm for early mornings.
Work on getting better time management skills.

Get doctor check ups done, any problems resolved.

Track at least part of my food each day. (Goal: tracking all day, every day.)
Work on getting into calorie range. (lowering what calories I eat.)
Have at least 1 fruit and 2 veggies per day.
Figure out 1 new meal (or meal combination) per week.

Exercise more often. (Goal: at least 20 minutes/day, 5 days/week.)
Up my daily steps. (First Goal: 4,000 steps/day.)
More walking/running. (Goal: 2-3 times per week.)
Add Strength Training. (Goal: 1-3 times per week.)
Add stretching/yoga/foam roller. (Goal: at least 1 day/week.)
Train for and do a half marathon on November 10th. (Goal: finish, must complete in 6.5 hours. Hoping to complete closer to 4 hours.)

Weekly layout:

Monday: trail walk/run--work on running.
Tuesday: cardio (or be active), strength training.
Wednesday: yoga/stretching, walking parking lot while daughter is in church (no adult services on Wednesday).
Thursday: TNT, strength training.
Friday: rest, or yoga/stretching.
Saturday: long run group--work on distance, work on running if possible.
Sunday: rest, or yoga/stretching, possibly strength training.

Get involved with AHG (with my daughter) and stay organized (and preferably ahead) in what I'm doing there.
Pray about church involvement, that I find the right job for me.

Homeschool (preschool and kindergarten) more often. (Goal: 3-5 times per week.)
Write some of my story/novel. (Goal: write at least 1 time/week.)
Finish at least laundry and 1 house chore per week.


Like I said, I won't be perfect...but I've got something to strive for.

  
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BONNYSPARKGIRL 6/30/2013 2:45PM

    What to go on writing down goals. emoticon

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GIELLIOT 10/24/2012 12:11AM

    Whew! So impressed that you can make such a detailed plan. I KNOW you can achieve this if you set your mind and heart to it. You deserve great things for yourself and your family. You'll get the HM done, then move on to more amazing things! GO MT!!!!

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BLC 20 mid-challenge tune-up.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Below is a reprint of my original goals and comments on how I've done so far on them. The results--not too good. But I have made progress in non-weightloss things (AHG work and homeschooling).

I think I want to keep these goals and print them out and make a dry-erase out of them so I can check them off on a daily basis. Also, I have a plan on my training...

For my half marathon on Nov. 10, here's the plan:

10/23-25 (1 day): 10 miles.
10/27: 8 miles.
11/3: 4-6 miles.
11/10: half marathon, 13.1 miles completed.

Try to work in 2 workouts of 2-3 miles a week.

After the HM, my plan is:

Work on consistency: do 2-3 workouts of 2-4 miles per week, while keeping a long "run" of 6-8 miles.
Work on running more: instead of focusing on distance, I want to work on speed.
Work on strength training: build up muscles to run better and burn more calories, also will help tone my figure a bit.

And the goals that will get me there.....

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"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping." ---Chinese Proverb

I feel like I'm mostly starting over, so I'm going to have some basic goals and some challenging ones. These are all things I want to work toward. I don't expect to do them perfectly, but I want to move forward. Hopefully I will have a good foundation built by the end of BLC 20.


Drink more water, more regularly. (Goal: 85 ounces of non-caffeinated/sugar drinks) ---was doing better, but not as much. Need to restart this one.
Track water. ---no.

Spin the SparkWheel daily. ---nope.

Check Bombshell postings daily (my BLC 20 job). ---no longer my job, I wasn't able to keep up...will remove.
Read all Bombshell posts daily. ---not really.
Actively respond to Bombshells as much as I can. ---not really.
Participate in all challenges. ---nope.

Getting to sleeping by 11:00 pm most nights, 9:30 pm for early mornings. ---nope.
Work on getting better time management skills. ---not sure on this one.

Get doctor check ups done, any problems resolved. ---not sure, but progress made.

Track at least part of my food each day. (Goal: tracking all day, every day.) ---not really.
Work on getting into calorie range. (lowering what calories I eat.) ---nope.
Have at least 1 fruit and 2 veggies per day. ---mostly got the fruit down.
Figure out 1 new meal (or meal combination) per week. ---no.

Exercise more often. (Goal: at least 20 minutes/day, 5 days/week.)
Up my daily steps. (First Goal: 4,000 steps/day.)
More walking/running. (Goal: 2-3 times per week.)
Add Strength Training. (Goal: 1-3 times per week.)
Add stretching/yoga/foam roller. (Goal: at least 1 day/week.)
Train for and do a half marathon on November 10th. (Goal: finish, must complete in 6.5 hours. Hoping to complete closer to 4 hours.)

The only thing on the working out--I am signed up for the half marathon.

Weekly layout:

Monday: trail walk/run--work on running.
Tuesday: cardio (or be active), strength training.
Wednesday: yoga/stretching, walking parking lot while daughter is in church (no adult services on Wednesday).
Thursday: TNT, strength training.
Friday: rest, or yoga/stretching.
Saturday: long run group--work on distance, work on running if possible.
Sunday: rest, or yoga/stretching, possibly strength training.

Get involved with AHG (with my daughter) and get organized in what I'm doing there.
Get involved with my church and organized with what I'm doing there. ---remove possibly or reword.
(both of the above are helper roles, not main teacher roles, so not as hard.)

Well, I'm now an AHG leader (of 3 Pathfinders), not much going on at church yet though. I feel partly organized with AHG...I have a plan of action for the year.

Homeschool (preschool and kindergarten) more often. (Goal: 3-5 times per week.) ---doing better on this--at least 2-3 times a week.
Write some of my story/novel. (Goal: write at least 1 time/week.) ---not really, but thinking a lot about it lately.
Finish at least 1 house chore per week. ---does laundry count? Lol,not really. But working on it.


Like I said, I won't be perfect...but I've got something to strive for.

  


BLC 20 Goals and Before Pictures.

Monday, September 17, 2012

"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping." ---Chinese Proverb

I feel like I'm mostly starting over, so I'm going to have some basic goals and some challenging ones. These are all things I want to work toward. I don't expect to do them perfectly, but I want to move forward. Hopefully I will have a good foundation built by the end of BLC 20.


Drink more water, more regularly. (Goal: 85 ounces of non-caffeinated/sugar drinks)
Track water.

Spin the SparkWheel daily.

Check Bombshell postings daily (my BLC 20 job).
Read all Bombshell posts daily.
Actively respond to Bombshells as much as I can.
Participate in all challenges.

Getting to sleeping by 11:00 pm most nights, 9:30 pm for early mornings.
Work on getting better time management skills.

Get doctor check ups done, any problems resolved.

Track at least part of my food each day. (Goal: tracking all day, every day.)
Work on getting into calorie range. (lowering what calories I eat.)
Have at least 1 fruit and 2 veggies per day.
Figure out 1 new meal (or meal combination) per week.

Exercise more often. (Goal: at least 20 minutes/day, 5 days/week.)
Up my daily steps. (First Goal: 4,000 steps/day.)
More walking/running. (Goal: 2-3 times per week.)
Add Strength Training. (Goal: 1-3 times per week.)
Add stretching/yoga/foam roller. (Goal: at least 1 day/week.)
Train for and do a half marathon on November 10th. (Goal: finish, must complete in 6.5 hours. Hoping to complete closer to 4 hours.)

Weekly layout:

Monday: trail walk/run--work on running.
Tuesday: cardio (or be active), strength training.
Wednesday: yoga/stretching, walking parking lot while daughter is in church (no adult services on Wednesday).
Thursday: TNT, strength training.
Friday: rest, or yoga/stretching.
Saturday: long run group--work on distance, work on running if possible.
Sunday: rest, or yoga/stretching, possibly strength training.

Get involved with AHG (with my daughter) and get organized in what I'm doing there.
Get involved with my church and organized with what I'm doing there.
(both of the above are helper roles, not main teacher roles, so not as hard.)

Homeschool (preschool and kindergarten) more often. (Goal: 3-5 times per week.)
Write some of my story/novel. (Goal: write at least 1 time/week.)
Finish at least 1 house chore per week.


Like I said, I won't be perfect...but I've got something to strive for.

And now for some pictures.....

The horrible to do photos:




And the bonus photo: My recently finished race--my first 10k, my first Finisher's Medal. And even though I finished dead last, I DID finish. Some didn't. AND I finished in record time--1:55:49.2 was my official chip time. The week before I finished 6 miles in 2:10--that's a 15 minute improvement!!

  
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D-ABBY 9/20/2012 3:52PM

    Glad to see you, girl! You are in my prayers as you run life's race. emoticon on the 10K. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEMINISUE 9/18/2012 7:58PM

    Congrats for finishing in record breaking time, and for your great plan!

did you want to type caffeine free/sugar drinks 85 oz a day, or did you mean to type sugar free drinks?

Hugs
Linda

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 9/18/2012 1:15PM

    WOOOHOOO!! Awesome plan! Thanks for sharing that and your pictures. :) You are kicking butt and taking names!!!


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CHOCOHOLIC2276 9/17/2012 9:08PM

    Great plan MT!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon on completing your emoticon !!! That is so freaking AWESOME!!!

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TACONES 9/17/2012 8:26PM

    Congrats on completing your 10k. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Those are some SMART goals that I know you can do. emoticon

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ARKPLE 9/17/2012 8:25PM

    I love how detailed your plan is. You will meet your goals. Congrats, again, on the 10K. You are amazing on so many levels! xo


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FTLSWEETIE 9/17/2012 7:59PM

    Woo Hoo! You are a super star:-) I love that you have written down so many achievable and realistic goals. I know you can do it!!!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 9/17/2012 7:50PM

    Congrats! Your doing great! emoticon

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January Jumpstart Workouts

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A quick reference for the new SparkPeople challenge workouts, here for my convenience.

Team: teams.sparkpeople.com/januaryjumpsta
rt


Day 1: Cardio, 8 minutes.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1695


Day 2: Lower Body ST, 9 minutes (mat, chair/wall).
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1696


Day 3: Upper Body ST, 7 minutes (chair, dumbbells).
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1085


Day 4: Core ST, 12 minute (chair)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1697


Day 5: Lower Body Toning, 10 minutes (mat)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1057


Day 6: Upper Body ST, 9 minutes (dumbbells)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1698


Day 7: Core ST, 15 minutes (mat)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=675

  
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D-ABBY 12/28/2011 3:16PM

    You can do it!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 12/27/2011 3:58PM

    I've done all these, they are all good workouts. You can do it.

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Measure of Success (Beth Donovan DailySpark blog)

Saturday, December 03, 2011

A few quotes from Beth:
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"I had other measures of success--like walking a 5K with my walker after a ton of training to get there."

"I also measure my success by happiness and willingness to give to others.† When Iím closing off, I know Iím in need and therefore, more likely to overeat."

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=lig
hten_up_about_weighing_in

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I LOVE that she did a 5k with a walker. All of the 5k's I've done have been mostly walking (no walker though) with times that range from 54 minutes to 1 hour, 8 minutes--no where near "athlete", but so much fun and a huge step in the right direction. Even if you don't run or consider yourself a runner, you can still use a race to gauge your fitness, I encourage you to consider it.

As for the second quote, I agree wholeheartedly. There's nothing I want more than to hide away--under a rock, curled up--in the times I'm unsure of myself. But that's no way to grow or improve. Life doesn't exist there under that rock. To be alive, one must strive for more than that, through all the pain and hardships.

It's worthwhile, I promise. Let's strive, and thrive, together.

  
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LUVSBULLDOGS 12/5/2011 7:26PM

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