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BLC 20 mid-challenge tune-up.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Below is a reprint of my original goals and comments on how I've done so far on them. The results--not too good. But I have made progress in non-weightloss things (AHG work and homeschooling).

I think I want to keep these goals and print them out and make a dry-erase out of them so I can check them off on a daily basis. Also, I have a plan on my training...

For my half marathon on Nov. 10, here's the plan:

10/23-25 (1 day): 10 miles.
10/27: 8 miles.
11/3: 4-6 miles.
11/10: half marathon, 13.1 miles completed.

Try to work in 2 workouts of 2-3 miles a week.

After the HM, my plan is:

Work on consistency: do 2-3 workouts of 2-4 miles per week, while keeping a long "run" of 6-8 miles.
Work on running more: instead of focusing on distance, I want to work on speed.
Work on strength training: build up muscles to run better and burn more calories, also will help tone my figure a bit.

And the goals that will get me there.....

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"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping." ---Chinese Proverb

I feel like I'm mostly starting over, so I'm going to have some basic goals and some challenging ones. These are all things I want to work toward. I don't expect to do them perfectly, but I want to move forward. Hopefully I will have a good foundation built by the end of BLC 20.


Drink more water, more regularly. (Goal: 85 ounces of non-caffeinated/sugar drinks) ---was doing better, but not as much. Need to restart this one.
Track water. ---no.

Spin the SparkWheel daily. ---nope.

Check Bombshell postings daily (my BLC 20 job). ---no longer my job, I wasn't able to keep up...will remove.
Read all Bombshell posts daily. ---not really.
Actively respond to Bombshells as much as I can. ---not really.
Participate in all challenges. ---nope.

Getting to sleeping by 11:00 pm most nights, 9:30 pm for early mornings. ---nope.
Work on getting better time management skills. ---not sure on this one.

Get doctor check ups done, any problems resolved. ---not sure, but progress made.

Track at least part of my food each day. (Goal: tracking all day, every day.) ---not really.
Work on getting into calorie range. (lowering what calories I eat.) ---nope.
Have at least 1 fruit and 2 veggies per day. ---mostly got the fruit down.
Figure out 1 new meal (or meal combination) per week. ---no.

Exercise more often. (Goal: at least 20 minutes/day, 5 days/week.)
Up my daily steps. (First Goal: 4,000 steps/day.)
More walking/running. (Goal: 2-3 times per week.)
Add Strength Training. (Goal: 1-3 times per week.)
Add stretching/yoga/foam roller. (Goal: at least 1 day/week.)
Train for and do a half marathon on November 10th. (Goal: finish, must complete in 6.5 hours. Hoping to complete closer to 4 hours.)

The only thing on the working out--I am signed up for the half marathon.

Weekly layout:

Monday: trail walk/run--work on running.
Tuesday: cardio (or be active), strength training.
Wednesday: yoga/stretching, walking parking lot while daughter is in church (no adult services on Wednesday).
Thursday: TNT, strength training.
Friday: rest, or yoga/stretching.
Saturday: long run group--work on distance, work on running if possible.
Sunday: rest, or yoga/stretching, possibly strength training.

Get involved with AHG (with my daughter) and get organized in what I'm doing there.
Get involved with my church and organized with what I'm doing there. ---remove possibly or reword.
(both of the above are helper roles, not main teacher roles, so not as hard.)

Well, I'm now an AHG leader (of 3 Pathfinders), not much going on at church yet though. I feel partly organized with AHG...I have a plan of action for the year.

Homeschool (preschool and kindergarten) more often. (Goal: 3-5 times per week.) ---doing better on this--at least 2-3 times a week.
Write some of my story/novel. (Goal: write at least 1 time/week.) ---not really, but thinking a lot about it lately.
Finish at least 1 house chore per week. ---does laundry count? Lol,not really. But working on it.


Like I said, I won't be perfect...but I've got something to strive for.
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