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August Goals WUB for Week 1

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Time to review my August goals to see how it's going. :)

1. Eating out less - Hmmm.... Making this a goal during one of the busiest times at my job may not have been a good idea. I traveled more last week than usual which made this goal harder to accomplish. I definitely could have done better and will work to improve this week. I purchased some "travel-able" food items so that I can be better prepared this week.
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2. 800 Fitness Minutes - Need to step it up (again). I'm sitting at 155 for the month. I might have to start counting my trips up and down the steps to put away laundry and the time I stand at the sink doing dishes. Maybe if I throw in some calf raises I can feel good about counting it as ST. *lol*
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3. Increase my water to 10 cups per day - See goal #1. Traveling and lots of overtime did not mesh with this goal. Which is ironic because it's when I needed it most.
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4. More blogging - I did very well here. I blogged about something on my mind and the support and encouragement I received validated the blogging is therapeutic and cleansing.
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5. Virtual 5K - What exercise I have done this month has been long walks in preparation for this. This one is still very much in my sights.
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6. Career Improvements - Even though it was a busy week, I had an opportunity for some training which I did squeeze in. I have been passing on these opportunities thinking that I will have more time later. I feel good that I did this even with a crazy schedule.
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I'd say overall I accomplished 50% of what I had set out to do last week. Given that I had a crazy week, I'm okay with that. This week should be more normal for me so I plan to focus more effort on these goals.

I think what is most important is that I believe I'm finally getting over my "If you can't do it perfectly, why bother at all" attitude. The old me would be beating myself up over what I didn't do and telling myself It's not worth it if you aren't going to do it fully. I'm learning that a little goes a long way and something is always better than nothing. It seems like such common sense but my mind still struggles with it.

On to Week 2!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/17/2012 5:52AM

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RICHILA 8/16/2012 6:47PM

    It is hard to get over the idea that it has to be perfect. This past year has made me a believer "in the do what you can every day school". I don't always get everything that I want done, but it is a lot more than I could do last year at this time and next year will be even better.

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NDKARIKARI 8/16/2012 8:43AM

    awesome blog, emoticon

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123ELAINE456 8/15/2012 3:26AM

  Awesome Blog. You are doing a GREAT JOB. KEEP IT UP!!! God Bless You and the Boys. Havea Wonderful Week. Been having computer problems. Could not get to the internet for a week. Im backup on the emails. Will take a few days to get things back to normal. It has been a very crazy week with other things to. WAY TO GO!!!

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ISAHLIA 8/14/2012 10:08PM

    You are doing GOOD. Awesome Job this week!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 8/14/2012 6:50PM

    Traveling always makes things hard. If you drink too much water while waiting for your flight and then you stuck on the tarmac...uh oh.
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But you will figure it out and win! Small steps are the way to go, and you are so right about letting go of perfectionism. Any progress is good progress. You're doing great!!

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ELECTRICITY3699 8/14/2012 9:31AM

    Great job - You may not have hit 100% but you are headed for lifestyle changes and doing a great job at it!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 8/14/2012 8:22AM

    I love your positive attitude! Keep on going emoticon

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BESSHAILE 8/14/2012 7:16AM

    a little is always better than none
some is better than a little
lots is better than some

always room for improvement - but any at all still puts you on the plus side! You go girl.

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SPARKFRAN514 8/14/2012 1:44AM

    way to go your doing great and remember we are not perfect and you said you are working on that one . eating out is a hard one for me too since its been so warm some times its so easy to stop at Sub way or someplace like that. thanks for sharing your Aug goals and how you are doing with them. emoticon emoticon

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LRSILVER 8/13/2012 7:20AM

    Great goals.
Lynn

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NILANDHOO 8/13/2012 5:27AM

    Wow, how positive is that. With small steps always in the right direction you'll have your goals licked in no time!

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DOLPHINNUT 8/13/2012 1:52AM

    Keep up the great work! emoticon

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MPRILL 8/13/2012 12:25AM

    Way to go. great goal list. Consistency is definitely more important than perfection. You just have to do it and do it repetitively until it just becomes that thing you normally do.

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FINCHFEEDER80 8/12/2012 10:06PM

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ILOVEJIM851991 8/12/2012 7:45PM

    traveling is making it difficult for me too. but the heat helped with the water although I feel like I was cheating when I took large bottles of water and went to gas stations and took ice. you'll make it I just know it emoticon emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 8/12/2012 6:22PM

    I struggle with the same mindset at times and need to keep reminding myself to not give in to that thinking. emoticon

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SHRINK_U 8/12/2012 5:33PM

    I am also getting over the "all or nothing" or "if i can't do it perfectly" mindset. Good for you! I hope you have a great week :)

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ON2VICTORY 8/12/2012 5:18PM

    One thing I have learned is that consistency is more important than perfection. If you wait until everything is right, he'll will freeze over before you reach your goal. Roll with the punches my friend and I'll see you at the top.

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