Thursday, January 02, 2014
It has been decided……. This is the year to get my act together and be happy and successful! This should not be such a dramatic decision, but it is. It really is a HUGE change for me.
Some long-term goals have been decided. I will
1. Learn to truly hear from God on a regular basis. This is a change from going through the motions.
Spend 30 minutes a day in prayer and bible study during January through March; increase this to 60 minutes a day after that.
Spend quality time in the bible and work on memorization.
Journal about my time with God
2. Lose 60 pounds by December 31. This is doable. Five pounds a month.
Run a 10k on June 1.
Complete C25K by the second week of February
Have a quality ST 5X a week
Journal my daily eating and eat food that will strengthen me.
Eat 1 fruit and 1 Veg daily for the month of January. Increase 1 each per day each month until I am eating a total of 5 a day.
3. Go up two levels at Block.
Work on my WBT to complete the study for the tests and specializations. Really learn the material, and don’t just go through the material.
4. Become financially healthy.
Establish an IRA somewhere and seed it with $6,000.00.
Pay off my student loans with an extra $500 per month
Establish an emergency fund of $12,000. Start with $1,000.
Yesterday and today were a good start.
I had a good quiet time with God, but didn’t get my prayer time in for as long I wanted to.
I was at the gym and completed my workouts and ran.
I have not spent any $$.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Today's challenge is to determine where I need moderation or balance in my life. This is a good question and one I don't know the answer to off the top of my head.
My approach to life is pretty casual. I don't take a lot seriously. Perhaps the concept of moderation means I need to look at things with more focus.
With exercise it is my priority in the fitness scheme. Why is this? It does not call for any true sacrifice on my part. When exercise is fit into my day I feel better so it gives back and the giving continues throughout the day. It helps to create the balance needed.
Eating correctly..... hmmm, perhaps this is where moderation is needed. I definitely have the "good food/bad food" attitude and when I go off THE PLAN that is when things go bad. Since I am back logging this can be my focus. Looking at food as my ally and enjoying it for all it can do physically and mentally will be my new focus.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sitting here watching X Factor and reflecting back on my day.
I went out for my run today and it went so totally great! Afterwords I looked back on my log and noticed that I am slowly but surely improving. I'm still slow as can be, but the duration is slowly, but surely, getting better week by week and so is the speed. What I love about it all is that I just feel free when running, I feel like I'm taking control and making ME better.
Yesterday I went and had my upper-body fitness program revamped. OMGOODNESS! I woke up sore. Good sore, not bad sore. I am really hoping to see some good progress made now.
Tonight was night 2 of the tax class. It was fun and truly kept my brain engaged. I am looking forward to finishing the class and hopefully working as a tax preparer.
Well, that's it for now.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Today has started out really fabulously. Had the morning coffee with toast with peanut butter.
Mocha and I went out for our run. She's so very cute when we run. Mokie wears her little pink harness and is really proud of herself. She is learning to heel and sit on command, but boy is she stubborn!
I had a lovely run outside again. Truly, it is so lovely. The iphone needs to come with me again so I can get some pictures of the water and woods. I am blessed to have the most beautiful place in the world to run.
Had a nice upper body workout and feel really great. It is good to see the progress I'm making and to the body become stronger. Clothes are starting to feel looser and I can actually start to feel muscles surfacing. Kind of weird tho to not jiggle as much. This is a GOOD kind of weird.
Today I signed up to take a tax prep course. This will be 3 nights a week for 3 hours each. Between that, running, morning work outs, Worship Team practice, and working out at night with Bill I have a full life. I would, however, like to add some subbing jobs to it so some money could come in. sigh.
OK, I need to set some long term goals. Hmmmm.....
1. Run a 5k in December
2. Get a real job.... in January
3. Reach my goal weight by August 2013
Short term goals:
Finish RYBO by October 20
Run Sparks Virtual 5k in October
Finish tax course in December
Lost 10 body weight by January 1
Goals this week:
Complete week 8 of RYBO
Log food 5 days
Lose 1 pound by Friday
Attend tax class all 3 days
Ok. That's enough for now. I will check back tomorrow to see how I did!
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