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SUMMER ACCOUNTABILITY CHALLENGE WEEK 2: JULY 16-22
Last week I wanted to feel more optimistic and mentally strong by the end of the week. Today I feel pretty darned excellent! And definitely committed to success.
I feel this way because I got in three good workouts last week (two runs and one strength), I improved on my second run and I got a lot accomplished at work and at home.
My big nutrition goal for last week was planning every meal in advance and tracking every day. I did not accomplish this goal as well as I would have liked because I have yet to break out of the "late at work, eat fast food" habit. If I didn't, I still want to give myself kudos for what I actually did accomplish, I tracked Monday-Thursday and put more thought into food choices than I've done yesterday.
My big fitness goal for last week was two get all of my runs in (two weekday, one weekend) and do at least one strength training. I did not meet this goal this week, but I came close. I didn't run on Wednesday like I had planned. But I did two runs and a strength training session with my trainer.
My big wellness goal for last week was leaving work on time and cleaning my home. I wasn't able to make myself leave on time. I have too many online distractions. However, I did all of my laundry and put it away immediately, and I made my room the fabulous and tidy space I deserve.
I found it somewhat hard to stick to the plan this week. I give myself a B- for the work I did this week.
I feel like I did not do enough to get a reward this week because I let myself make excuses for not leaving work on time, which led to fewer workouts and more fast food.
I am going to keep the same goals this week because I think they're worth striving for, and I can do better. Here's what I am going to do differently for nutrition, fitness and wellness: I will leave work on time; I will eat healthy food and track every day; I will reach my goal of three runs, but add a second strength workout. I can tweak something to make it work better in my life, by doing [I am going to set a deadline for leaving the office of 6:00 PM every day (Since as a writer, I respect the deadline!); tonight I am going to cook a good, healthy dinner I can re-heat and eat all week; and I am going to make appointments for my workouts.
My biggest challenge this week will be avoiding distractions and dealing with a heatwave when I prefer to run outside.
I want to feel confident, capable and well-rested by the end of next week. My reward for good behavior this week will be the bottles for my bathroom that I didn't allow myself to buy after last week!
I did weigh in last week. If I did, this is how I feel about the scale: I feel happy that my at-home scale is dead and perfectly satisfied using the one at the gym. I also like the number on the scale that is two pounds less than I'm used to seeing!
I love myself enough to acknowledge my shortcomings without feeling embarrassed and never ever be afraid to praise myself for the wonderful things I do and qualities I have. I'm going to have a happy and healthy week!