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Vision and goals

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

It's been a while since I've posted on here. I'm almost done with The Spark. I've been reading and taking notes on my Kindle, so now I need to get them to here. (BTW anybody who is trying to figure out how to get noes off of their Kindle and into a document check this out: kindle.amazon.com
So here is my Vision:
I see paid bills, a nice house with a big back yard. My family is planting in the garden and playing. Mealtimes are relaxed and happy.

Long Term Goals, next on the agenda.

  
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MAPGEEK 3/10/2010 8:18AM

    Thanks guys!
Now I just need to get there. :)

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JANEYINMADTOWN 3/10/2010 7:11AM

    You paint a wonderful picture of family life and health...,sounds wonderful!

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BLUSTAR 3/9/2010 11:05PM

    Hi
This is great! Keep up the great work :-)

Glenda

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The Mission of Me

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I've been reading The Spark and it has inspired me both at home and at work. I've mostly been concentrating on work. I had been on maternity leave and "lost direction" since I've been back. I've been doing my job (and doing it well), but I've just been going in, doing what's on my plate and going home. Just sort of bobbing in and out. I'm working on developing my long, medium and short term goals for work, but first I did a mission statement. How can I set goals if I don't know what I'm striving to achieve, right?

So, when I sat down to do my "personal goals" I decided that I needed my own mission statement (I think techinically this is a vision statement, but it works for me.)

So, here is my mission:
My mission is to be a good mom, wife, friend and relative; to maintain a tidy and organized home; to have a happy and healthy family; and to be happy with me.

I will add my goals later. Right now, back to work. Lunch time is over.

  
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FITABULOUSMELLY 1/11/2010 6:48AM

    Awesome mission statement!

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MAPGEEK 1/6/2010 10:21PM

    Thanks, guys!
Janey, just sit and write words that describe you or how you want to be. Then, put them together in a sentence. :)

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40FOREVERGONE 1/6/2010 7:00PM

    what a wonderful ideal!! emoticon

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JANEYINMADTOWN 1/6/2010 5:41PM

    I love your personal mission statement! I am struggling with mine still but am considering to comtemplate....

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Derailed

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's been a while since I've posted. I fell about a week and a half ago and broke my foot in two places. Hoping to back up and running (well, zumba-ing) in a few weeks. It's very frustrating because it's my right foot, which means no driving. I could possibly do some strength training at the gym if I could get there.
I just printed out the 20 minute resistance band workout and hope to do that 3 times a week. I just need to find my box of bands. Trying to figure out what to do for cardio.
I'm mostly frustrated because I had actually been seeing some progress and had started getting into a routine. It's been a long time since I've been enthusiastic about exercise and to be knocked out of the game... Grr....
So, time to get up and fighting. I can at least watch what I eat, right?

  
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MAPGEEK 12/17/2009 11:15PM

    I haven't heard of Exercise tv. I'll start the resistance bands tomorrow. (I was going to say "I'll try to...", but there is no "try". ) :)
I have to have "the boot" on til at least 1/5. Hopefully then I can get a splint and be able to drive and do moderate exercise. My PT said we could possibly do some work in the water again. She did some water work with me when I was pregnant.
Thanks for the ideas. (and the support)

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JANEYINMADTOWN 12/17/2009 11:08PM

    oh man....what a drag! I admire how you are trying to come up with work out solutions...How long will you need to have your foot immobilized?

Did you check out all the upper body options on SP...also check out Utube and Exercise tv....

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ARGH!!!!

Monday, December 07, 2009

And... I broke my foot... *sigh*
No more Zumba for a while. :(

  
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MAPGEEK 12/17/2009 8:27PM

    Hey, Guys. Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I've been busy beating myself up. Thanks for the well wishes. I was on my way to my final personal training session of the year and was heading out the door with two bags of garbage and my gym bag and mis-stepped. I missed the two steps going out my back door and landed on the side of my foot. It's broken in two places. If things go well, I *might* get to replace the boot with a splint in two and a half weeks.

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FIT4FLIGHT 12/8/2009 2:34PM

    Can you Zumba sitting down? I like to "butt-dance" while I'm driving...

Heal fast!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 12/8/2009 2:02PM

    Oh...I am so sorry to hear that...I hope you are ok. Can I ask what happened?

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ASOPA21 12/8/2009 7:22AM

    Oh NO! Get better soon!

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MAPGEEK 12/8/2009 6:53AM

    Thanks, Christina!

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PHDMAMA06 12/8/2009 12:12AM

    Oh no! So sorry to hear about your foot!!

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Thanksgiving post mortem

Saturday, November 28, 2009

OK. We're still in Thanksgiving weekend, but I think I'm far enough into it to be able to look back at the big T-Day and evaluate it.
I'm thankful that my gym was open on Thanksgiving day. :) I was able to get in there at 6 and do both cardio and strength training before coming home and making the green bean casserole that I was taking to the big Family Thanksgiving. (That took much longer than I had anticipated.) I also brought veggies for during the football game (that didn't get there until the second half because the green bean casserole took much longer than I had anticipated), so I was able to munch on healthy stuff before dinner was served. I had also eaten a small breakfast (toast, apple and peanut butter) and a small lunch (McDonald's hamburger) in anticipation of the feast to come.

For supper I took a 3 oz portion of turkey, a healthy portion of green bean casserole and corn and did the "3 bite rule" for everything else. My plate was full of stuff that I liked, but not overloaded and I didn't go back for seconds. For dessert I had a sliver of chocolate pudding pie and pumpkin pie. "Munchie wise" I ate a few olives, pickles and veggies. I also drank water instead of soda or wine. I managed to stay within my calories for the day.

The next day... *sigh* Qdoba after shopping. Need I say more? Then again, on the way home I realized that the gym was open, so I headed there for 45 minutes on the recumbent bike.

This morning, a marathon long Zumba class. One and a half hours. I must say that this one was much more fun than the last. I figured out a couple of things... 1.) Running shoes are a bad idea for Zumba. Your feet stick to the floor. I have new "dance" shoes (Nike Musique) that worked much better. A $45 investment that was well worth it.
2.) Standing directly behind the instructor is a bad idea. As the instructor moves, you can see your reflection. I stood behind and left of the instructor and put a person directly in front of me. I hardly saw myself at all.
3.) I wore my heart rate monitor. This focused me more on my cardiovascular health than my negative energy of not being very good at it. (I got it up to 153 bpm at one point.) Of course, I don't have the manual for it and I forgot how it works, so I accidentally deleted my results before I figured out how many calories I burned... Grr....
4.) Misery loves company. Having a couple of people that I knew (albeit not very well) there made stumbling through a little more fun.

All in all, a good weekend so far. Sunday is my "day off". Although... the Packers don't play, so I may go Zumba again anyway...

  
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JANEYINMADTOWN 11/29/2009 10:03AM

    Glad you are having a good weekend....You are taking positive steps each day and not sweating the things that may not go as well as planned....Fantastic!

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