Saturday, May 25, 2013
For the Winter into Spring 5% Challenge, I did quite well week to week in terms of scoring points for all of the new habits during the week they were worth points. However, after that week, I tended to let the new habit slide. My big goal for the Spring into Summer 5% Challenge is to maintain each new habit for the remainder of the 8 week Challenge. I had planned this goal for the last challenge, so what is different this time? I found a thread on the main challenge page where we can post our progress with all of the habits as the challenge progresses. So, not only am I accountable to myself, but to others also! Plus, we give ourselves a grade for the week. Achieving a B+ to an A+ is a reasonable goal for me for each week. The first habit was drinking 8 cups of water a day, the second to track our food with no emphasis on staying in range. This week, week 3, the habit is fiber intake. 35 points a day is the max, and I am going to aim for that not just for points but because I know it is good for me.
My kitchen is going slow and steady. I have one whole bank of cupboards complete, and I started cleaning off the outside of the fridge. The anticipation of completing the whole project gives me motivation to actualize the task by the end of May.
In addition to working on these habits and getting my kitchen wrapped up, I am trying to introduce 10 minutes of daily low intensity cardio. One of my biggest downfalls is jumping in full force, going 90 miles out of the gate and falling flat on my face because I pushed myself too hard. Can I find some equilibrium in this area of my life? Finally? I certainly hope so, and some time soon!