Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Wow - it's been a while since we've chatted!! lol! Since my last blog I ran another race. The Soldier Field 10 Mile! It was amazing!!! I thought for sure I'd have to walk some of it to finish but I ran the whole thing! At 7 miles I felt great, strong. At 8 miles I was confident and excited. At 9 miles I said No Flipping way am I walking now! When I ran through that players tunnel and out onto Soldier Field I cried! Literally!! Then I laughed! I was such a mix of emotions - it was thrilling, silly, exciting, excruciating, amazing! I finished in 1:53:13! So much better than I feared (2:30!) and even hoped (2:00)! My daughter ran also in 1:55:58. We were both so happy with our results. My next race isn't until September and it's a Half Marathon. I really want to be well trained and do well in that race. I don't know if I can add 3 more miles and keep the same pace but if I can finish around 2:15-2:30 I'd be ecstatic!! Of course my goal mostly is to finish. But I am excited to see my results too.
My eating has been really good. I'm at least 90-95% clean eating on the weekdays. Of course the weekends aren't as good but still I'd say 75-80% clean. The biggest problem (aside from drinking beer with my neighbors lol!) is trying to keep on schedule to eat every three hours!! Just does not work as well as at work!
So I thought since it's June and we're half way through 2012 already I should revisit my goals from January. I have defiantly let several of them slip and it's time to re-prioritize!! So here goes!
1.) Lose total of 10 pounds by Feb 14, Valentines day; Goal weight by my birthday June 10.
I have lost a total of 21 pounds to date. My initial goal weight was 128. I'm not sure I want to get that low now. I'd like to lose 9 more (130) but I don't have a definite time goal any more. Slow and steady is working great. I did get a pair of size 4 capri's for mom's day that I'd like to fit into and I'm "this" close! So first goal is capri's then see where my weight is and continue to reassess my weight goal. I might decide I'm at the point I want to stay even if that is 131-134.
2.) Exercise regularly - 10 minutes a day for the first week, adding 10 min/week, building up to 60 minutes most days by Feb 14.
Not as consistent as I'd need. So here is another addendum already. Run 2-3 times a week along with weights/body weight exercises 2-3 times a week on alternating days. Starting today. Go!
3.) Eat Clean 90% - use my new cooler everyday for work, plan and start pre-cooking on Sundays for the weeks meals.
Got it weekdays. New goal update - Aim for 100% weekdays and 90% weekends! Go!
4.) Weekly Adoration at my church - pick a day and go!
I am scheduled for Saturday mornings but I have missed a few times. I will continue with this schedule but if it continues to be hard to attend Saturday mornings I may ask to switch days/times. Will keep evaluating but I'm loving the days I do attend Adoration. Much needed Faith time!
5.) Journal - I never do this!
I bought a pretty new journal but it's pages are still blank. Gotta do it! Ugh. Why did I set this goal?
6.) Register to run a Spring 5K, a Summer 10K and a Fall Half??
2 races run; 1 half marathon to go 9/9/12!!
7.) Spend $ wisely - pay down credit cards an extra $100 each month.
Haven't been paying extra but not charging either. Why do expenses keep sneaking up?? How do you pay off credit card debt!?!
8.) Blog weekly - it keeps me accountable.
Definitely been lax about this one. Ok - look for me again next week!
9.) Get check-ups scheduled - Gynie/Mammogram, Annual Physical/Thyroid test, Pulmonary/Asthma Dr.
Saw the Gynie and had mammogram and ablation.
Saw MD - thyroid good, watching some phosphate level. I'll have more labs drawn in Nov.
Haven't called a pulmonary doc but so far asthma is under control with MD so I'll continue to follow up w him for now.
10.) Don't miss Mass by choice - even in the Summer!
Done and Doing! Of course it's only the first week of summer vaca lol!
11.) Read a new book each month - maybe start a book club with friends.
Well. I need to buy a book! Have definitely NOT been reading more than magazines, Facebook and a few healthy Blogs!
12.) 52 bags in 52 weeks! Pare down the clutter - throw out one bag a week of "stuff" that has accumulated at my house that we do not need!
Oy! I was so in progress on this one up until about April. Then I got sick. Then I got lazy!!! I think I need to do 2 bags a week for the next 10 weeks and then I'll be back on track!! I do have AmVets coming at the end of this month so goal update - accumulate 10 bags for AmVets if possible or 5 AmVets and 5 trash by June 30 to get me back on track!!!! Whew!
Wow - revisiting goals is a great eye opener. I knew I slacked on the bags-a-week but I completely forgot I even had read and journal on my list!! Ok. Time to "finish strong" and see this next 6 months is as productive (or better) than the last 6!!
Have a great day Sparklers! Love y'all! Love your support!!!