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End of vacation

Sunday, January 03, 2010


I took this picture this evening after dropping my daughter back off at college. I thought I was no longer sad that she is no longer at home but I found tears in my eyes as I drove away so I guess I am not completely used to having her gone. It was a strange having her home, we clashed much more than we ever have, she is used to being independent and I am used to being her mom. I hope in time that we learn to mesh the two.

So about my mini-goals...
This is what I had wanted to do:
Sunday 1/3/10 - 20min exercise, go to church with kids, get kids clothes ready for the week, return to spark & blog, drink all of my water for the day, set mini-goals for next week.

Well, I didn't quite stay on track. I woke up too late for church and felt out of sorts watching my daughter finish up her laundry and gather her things to leave back to school. We ended up spending the time before she left watching a movie together. I have drank my water for the day but have also drank soda which although I didn't write it down I was hoping to avoid. I am not a big soda drinker so it isn't a huge deal but thought I would mention it. Also, laundry still isn't done but I do have kids clothes ready for school tomorrow so I will work on laundry while they are at school. I did get in my exercise, I walked around the mall and also on my daughter's campus which included trekking her stuff up a flight of stairs. Since it wasn't focused exercise I am only counting the 2 hours of misc. walking as part of my exercise goal. I then came home and rode my stationery bike while reading the intro to The Spark book which I picked up at Barnes and Noble on my way home. Not quite what I wanted to get done for the day but overall I am satisfied with my day.

I am here on Spark and blogging so that is a plus because my main goal this month is to log into Spark every single day. I am not obsessing over the details, right at this moment in time, any small action is a huge action compared to all that I haven't done for the past year.

I haven't blogged here about what detoured me from Spark and kept me from returning for so long, I will do so soon, for right now I just want to focus on my goals for the coming week.

Monday 1/4/10 - 20 minutes exercise, water, 1 hour of paperwork that I have been putting off, laundry, spark blog, read chapter 1 of The Spark, listen to Tony Robbins cd, weigh myself and reset Spark data which is still where I left it from over a year ago

Tuesday 1/5/10 - 20 min resistance band video, water, spark/blog, read chapter 2 of The Spark, listen to Tony Robbins cd, make "Procrastination" list of things I have been avoiding or putting off, laundry

Wednesday 1/6/10 - 20 minutes exercise, water, spark/blog, read chapter 3 of The Spark, listen to Tony Robbins cd, take 60 minutes to pack up as much of Christmas as possible, do one thing from the procrastination list, laundry

Thursday 1/7/10 - 20 min resistance band video, water, spark/blog, read chapter 4 of The Spark, do one thing from the procrastination list, listen to Tony Robbins cd, plan one fun thing to do on Sunday, laundry

Friday 1/8/10 - 20 minutes exercise, water, spark/blog, read chapter 4 of The Spark, listen to Tony Robbins cd, do one thing from the procrastination list, take 60 minutes to pack up as much of Christmas as possible, laundry

Saturday 1/9/10 - spark/blog, water, read chapter 5 of The Spark, do two things from the procrastination list, finish putting away Christmas, finish laundry, clean out/organize closets give away clothes that aren't worn, start dream board

Sunday 1/10/10 - spark/blog, water, read chapter 6 of The Spark, go to church with kids, do something fun, make menu for next week, go grocery shopping, set goals for next week

Besides the mini-goals I also want to do monthly resolutions. This month my resolutions are:
Start tracking water drank daily
Weigh myself every Monday morning
Limit diet soda drank to weekends only if at all
Go to bed earlier, since John passed away I tend to have a hard time sleeping and am often still awake well after midnight, I hope to reverse that gradually. For this month, my goal is to be in bed by midnight or earlier if possible.
No computer after 11pm.

Well, that is it for now, I am excited to have a plan for my week and looking forward to setting and accomplishing achievable goals.
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