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3rd Quarter 2013 Plan

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Quarter, New Plan!

Sometimes in July and August, there's Ramadhan, a month of fasting in Islam, for Muslim. And as I always have my "vacation" during Ramadhan which prohibit me from fasting, that means I will have to payback after this Ramadhan and before next Ramadhan.

I also want to renew my goals for my R1 preparation (an exam in our department) as I was lacking so much before this. I just had another exam, IWCF Rotary Drilling for Supervisor, and even though I nearly passed and have to resit in 90 days after the exam, the exam refuel my fire to pass R1 exam!

I also found that a combo of morning exercises and keeping my calories in range help me to reduce my weight so that will be my goal for the third quarter of this year!

My goals for 3rd Quarter 2013: July - August:
- Keep calories in range (1,200 - 1,550)
Plan: Always track food in SP Nutrition tracker even if estimate or nearly same food (I found that this way I can make sure I still keep in range)

- Follow workout plans
Plan: different plans for non-fasting and fasting days.
Plan A: non-fasting days:
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: Aerobic workouts or Low-Medium Intensity workouts.
Tuesday and Friday: Anaerobic or Medium-High Intensity workouts.
Thursday: Pilate class or ZWOW AMRAP.
Plan B: fasting days: 10-min workouts daily

- Consistent study for R1 exam!
On weekdays, 30-min morning + 30-min afternoon and do in the office (I was recommended to do this).
On weekends/public holidays, 1-hr/day of review what I've studied on weekdays.

- Khatam 1/3 of al-Quran in Ramadhan
Plan: read after prayers, even if just one page

- Payback & Syawal fasting
Plan: do payback starting in Syawal together with 6 days Syawal voluntary fasting (Syawal is month after Ramadhan). The earliest to do payback is better than keep on holding till last minute.
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  • SKATER787
    My lunchtime nap is wonderful. In the past I went out to my car. But it's too hot and too much light especially in order to get there. With the exposure to sunlight, it's harder to fall asleep. Now I nap at my desk in the nice comfort of AC. I guess maybe because the cube I'm in is a little less traffic than the one before since we now facing the wall, instead of another cubes. Along with this, I can come in to work early and leave early for my evening skating session.

    Have you been able to put in a nap at lunch?
    1715 days ago
    Excellent plan! emoticon
    1724 days ago
    You are very smart to plan for fasting and non-fasting days. I think planning ahead can get us through so many difficult spots. And good luck with your exam. With all that studying, you are bound to do well!
    1724 days ago
    Masha Allah sister!
    Check out our latest Activah! team posting on setting goals, You are right on track. I think you will enjoy reading the article linked in the post.
    1725 days ago
    Sounds great! Love that you have planned your goals. Looking forward to seeing them become a reality! I also decided to track my fitness minutes this month. I plan to do 3 20 minute strength workouts and 4 30 minute cardio workouts per week. That comes to 720, so I made my goal 750! Hope we can do it! emoticon
    1726 days ago
  • SKATER787
    That morning workout could be the key to set metabolism rates for the day. Glad you found the answer instead of working out at nights. Good luck on the studying for R1. I'm also on a mission myself. This weekend is my first for the renewed effort. While I set my original plan to study until the end of the year (27 weeks), it's actually going to go on after that.
    1726 days ago
    Great plan my friend!! You are doing great! emoticon
    1726 days ago
    Preparation for success! Looks good! Are you going to travel anywhere for 'vacation'?
    It's interesting to learn you can payback Ramadhan, I didn't know this. I'm always interested to learn about different religion & way of life. :)

    Hope you had a great weekend! Thank you for sending out new challenges for July (I got the Sparkmails!) I haven't read them yet - I want to save them until I finish work today. I'm sure you will see me around and I'll be taking part in another monthly challenge, I always enjoy your ideas!
    1726 days ago
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