Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I am thinking about stopping tracking. I'm not keeping it up anyway. For now, its just not for me. I am seriously thinking about weight watchers points, but can't afford a membership. I am definitely going to track the fruit and veggie servings and the water. Hopefully I can be on my best behavior and still lose.
Speaking of losing, I have lost my motivation to run too. BAH! This has so not been a great 2 weeks.... HELP!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
I am a goal oriented person. I find that when I set goals I am more likely to get things done and it pushes me to do more than not setting them at all. Unlike most people New Years resolutions are awesome for me because it gives me big goals for the whole year. =) So, I am trying the last few months that I am in Oregon to set myself some goals to keep me sane. This post is my goals for the month of February.
Last month I ran a total of 39.3 miles for my 10k training. I hope to up the mileage this next month, so I came up with a very scientific method to figure out a goal. Total mileage last month was 39.3 divided by 31 days equals 1.26 miles per day. So in February there are 28 days, if I run 1.26 miles (average) per day again, that would be 35.28 miles. I want to increase that mileage by 10% so add on 3.5 miles for a total goal of 38.08 miles. Sounds like a reasonable goal for me. =)
Goal 2 is going to be for family time. I would like to start doing more as a family, much like we did in our 25 days of Christmas challenge. So, my goal for this is going to be to have family night at least twice this month (or family day).
Lastly goal three is going to be about my personal devotional time. I believe to have a relationship with God I need to spend time in his word. I know I'm not the only one who has such a busy schedule, but I am finding it more and more frequent that I put this vital time off till the last minute, or skip it altogether. So, goal number three is to spend at least 10 minutes each morning in reading His word and another five in prayer. This is only 15 minutes each day but can make a vital difference in my attitude and walk. =)
Goal 1: run at least 38.1 miles in the month.
Goal 2: Family time at least two nights (or days) this month.
Goal 3: 15 minutes each morning in prayer and Bible study.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
You know that feeling you get when you finish a LONG book, even a good one. You are glad that it is done with but in a way sad for that very same reason.
That is the way I have been feeling this last week.
You see, on Thursday of last week I put in my two-weeks notice at Walmart.
This is HUGE for me. I had been with the company for seven and a half years! That is almost a third of my LIFE. Almost all of my adult working life.
I am still really sad to be leaving the wonderful people I worked with. I know that I will be back visiting often! (lets face it, in a town this small, you have to shop walmart! lol) But I am so happy to be able to focus a bit more on the things I am doing to finish my degree. My internship is starting to take more time, as are my classes.
Leaving Walmart also got me really seriously thinking about the move that we are about to embark on. I know that most of you know, but some don't. We are relocating as soon as I am finished with school. Probably at the latest by mid-June.
This will be the first time I have ever lived away from my mom. Needless to say, this has been a tough thing to explain to my family. Mostly they understand, but they are sad. They have been with me the entire time my kids have been alive and suddenly we will be 7-8 hours (by car) away. It is going to be an adjustment.
Anyway, that isn't what this post was intended to be about. This was supposed to be about the ending of my chapter with Walmart. I know that as one chapter ends in our lives, another begins, I am just anxious to see what the next chapter will bring for me.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I met every goal but one! GAH!
And, I went over, on stupid fiber.
But, I did get my cholesterol screening results back. All normal levels with a LOW cardiac risk. =) Wonder what those numbers looked like a year ago :P
Thursday, January 13, 2011
That I have tracked all my intake and met EVERY SINGLE NUTRITION GOAL! Woo hoo!
And in my humble opinion, that is awesome. I track calories, calcium, fiber, protein, and sodium, and to have met all of those two days in a row. That gives me a pat on the back I think =)
Plus I got a great run in yesterday. I have the plan in place for the run tomorrow, and also a walking weekend if nothing else! =) Oh, did I ever tell you where I get to spend this weekend? At the beautiful Oregon coast! =) I will share a pic or two when I get home. I get to enjoy my husband and a weekend with God. Should be so relaxing.
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