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July Goal Update


Monday, July 23, 2012

Hi SparkFriends! I've been enjoying summer and getting lots of things done, but I do miss checking in with everyone. Hope you're all doing well!

I've been having some trouble with caring about my food intake for the last few days, and started having those "why bother" thoughts once again. I realized that I wasn't doing my daily accomplishments logging. So I went back into that blog and added my accomplishments - I can't believe I let so much time go by! I actually missed 10 days in a row. No wonder I wasn't feeling it. That really seems to help!

So I thought I'd take stock of my July goals, too, since July is almost over. How have I been doing?

Goal 1: Keep up with my homework by doing 30+ min a day.
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I've been keeping up with the assignments ok, but have been missing out on the reading each day. As a result, I'm five chapters behind and there's an exam on Thursday. I know what I'm going to be doing over the next three days, and it's unfortunately NOT exercise.

Goal 2: Do my tri training sessions.
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See Goal 1. My schedule is so tight that any slacking leads to an avalanche of misses. Since making my bold statement of not missing any sessions, I've actually only completed five out of the eighteen scheduled. And now that I'm behind on my reading, I will miss more. It's too much, I'm overloaded, and something needs to go. I can't give up working, and school takes second place. So, when push comes to shove, exercise goes away. Too bad all that pushing and shoving is mental and doesn't actually burn calories...

Goal 3: Stay in range at least 90% of the month.
I'm not going to reach this goal, but boy am I close. This is probably the best I've ever done on staying in range, so no whining here!! If I can hold on and finish the month out in range, I'll have hit 17 of the 20 days that I was targeting. I'll take it.

Goal 4: Plant the flowers I bought in spring.
Not yet, but they are still pretty much alive. The drought makes planting a little tough. I need a jackhammer to get through the soil!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUNNER4LIFE08 7/24/2012 9:40AM

    You are one busy lady!

Like I have said before.... I commend you for everything that you are doing in your life to better yourself and your future. It is hard to work full time and go to school. Keeping up with everything is very stressful.

Keep on pushing through the stress and just worry what you have control of. Your diet you have total control of as to what you put in your mouth. Time.... well we all could use a little more of that.

Sometimes making schedules work for me. Scheduling out time for certain things and setting up reminders for yourself. It takes some time to get used to but it is well worth it. And then you can feel accomplished by getting things done!

Hang in there!

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DOLPHINNUT 7/24/2012 1:49AM

    Wow you are busy, hope you can make things manageable and get that exercise in. Good luck!

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GIRLONFIRE1979 7/23/2012 11:21PM

    you are one busy woman!!!!!!!!!! sometimes just getting it all down makes it seem more manageable and gives you focus.

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