Monday, September 22, 2014
Well, I am back and excited for this challenge. I am thinking about what I want to do differently. It seems as though I know what I need to do to be successful, but I let other “needs” get in the way. If someone else needs help, I am there. If a co-worker needs ideas, I am there. If the house is getting messy, I don’t ask for help, I do it. I know that I put in many, many more hours on my job than I should, but I am not happy unless all five of the levels that I teach have the best lessons I can provide. Something always has to give, and it is always time for “me”. I do not want to stop doing all of the above, but I do have trouble putting time (to plan meals, prepare healthy snack, work out, and sleep) as a high enough priority. I watch my husband. He is an amazing man and a true sweetheart. He, however, has no problem putting the gym first. He is there every day and often for several hours. I need to find a path a bit closer to his.
I cannot promise big change here. I have promised myself more time before. However, I will try very hard to allow myself more time and I will be more attentive to my needs. So, to be more specific, I plan to set aside time each weekend to put that “me” time on the calendar and, as much as possible, treat it like all those commitments that I am good at keeping.
Onward- to the best challenge yet!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I am so excited about this challenge and I feel poised to move forward. Since this challenge take us into spring, I decided to use SPRING to plan for it.
This is what I will do and I will refer to it often!
S Sip water and tea all day everyday- a minimum of 64 ounces
P Participate in the challenges and post frequently
R Relax, rest and recharge daily. Yoga classes or quiet time daily
I Carve out I or ME time to rest and SLEEP enough. Evaluate often.
N Note everything and track food and activity daily (Catch-up if I have to miss)
G Get moving. At least 4 cardio sessions and 2 strength each week plus YOGA.
In order to keep on to of this, I will take some I/me time each weekend to plan ahead and then a bit of time each evening to see where I am and recharge. Since cortisol has been a big issue for me, stepping back, saying no, and sleep will be my 3 S goals.
For my SIP goal, I plan to drink a glass of water before my first coffee and between all other beverages. For this season, I hope to use a lot of herb tea as well.
On the I/me time...I leave very little time for me to be successful. I teach 6 different classes with 180 students and I pride myself on giving my best. I also advise several clubs and people know that I usually say yes to whatever they need. However, I am working to set better limits on myself because my health and my future time with family is so important. I guess that I am trying to be a recovering workaholic and I plan to address that every day.
There is no reason for me not to give myself time to plan, to workout, and to sleep. I intend to make great strides in this area.
For my Note Everything Goal, I have rejoined weight watchers online. I hope to track a lot on spark as well, but minimally I will track on WW
For my Get Moving goal, I plan to do a spin class at least twice a week, I plan to get back to Zumba and try water Zumba, and I have added the 5K walk challenge. This I will do on the treadmill. Even though I would like to try the jog or run 5K, I want to see how my ankle responds. I also plan to return to dance outings with my husband (he promises that we will take it slow on my ankle which is much better than it was- but, not nearly strong enough to do everything I want).
I am looking forward to each day of this journey.
Rewards for making weekly goals-
I will carve out an hour on the weekend to either play with pictures and scrapbooks on the computer or play piano (2 things that I never get to) while enjoying a lit candle and a light latte. Just a dream hour!
Sunday, November 08, 2009
November 8th- 2nd Blog
Progress report November 1-8- Down 3 pounds!!
I am very excited! And to top it off, it is nearly 70 degrees up here in Wisconsin!
This has been a very stressful week at work and usually I would have dropped the workout ball easily. Instead I have been logging on every day and it has helped. I am so excited- this November will be the month that my weight stays on the downward course. Good luck and best wishes to all!
Exercise – Not as much as I’d like, but more than usual
SUN- Strength class
MON- Rowing class
TUES- Pilates and treadmill
WED- nothing- too many meetings…
THURS- Cardio class
SAT – treadmill and pi-yo
calorie range – most days 5/7
water- usually 4-6 cups- I plan to do much better next week- I will try to drink at least 4 cups by noon- that should help!
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