August 6 - Today and My Week in Review

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Today has been another productive one. I managed to finally get the baseboards in my dining room painted, plus I did the entire hallway. I also finished the reconstruction part of the Dresser-to-Desk project and got 2 coats of paint applied to it. It has been a busy couple of days and I'm ready for a break from it all tomorrow. My in-laws were supposed to come over but aren't going to make it. Tony has to work a 12-hour shift and it's our 5-yr anniversary. What a fun day it's going to be!?!

The first week of August has been off to a great start. Let's take a look at my goals and see how I've fared so far:
- Complete at least 60 mins of cardio 6 days per week. ----->
Since this week was only 6 days long, I was shooting for 5 of the 6. I actually managed to get in at least the 60 minutes for 4 days. I got in a few for the 5th day, but nowhere near 60.
- Complete Strength Training at least 5 days per week. ----->
Again, I was shooting for 4 of the 6 for the first week. I got in ST 3 days. Today would be the 4th but my muscles are aching from all the painting and deep-cleaning in the last 2 days.
- Get outdoors to exercise at least 1 day per week. ----->
- Get in 10,000 steps everyday. ----->
This one doesn't seem to be a problem on the days that I'm working out. On my off days it's been a little tougher to get in the 10,000 steps.
- Get in 8 glasses of water everyday. ----->
No problem!!
- No eating after 9pm. ----->
This has been a big issue this week for me.
- Lose 5 lbs or 5 inches (since I'll be focusing more on my strength training and I know that muscle weighs more than fat). ----->
This one is hard to say right now since I haven't stepped on my scale all week (except for doing Wii Fit) nor have I taken my measurements. We'll find out for sure at the end of the month.

All in all, I'm not doing as well as I'd hoped to be, but not a bad start either! For next week, I really want to focus on cutting out my snacking after 9pm. I have been an insomniac this week, which means that I'm getting hungry because I'm awake. Not that Week 1 is ending, it's time to bring on Week 2 - I'm ready to kick it into an even higher gear so let's do this!!!
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    I have to say that you are THE most organized and on the ball person I have ever met...and when I grow up I want to be just like you!!!!!

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    2987 days ago
    Awesome! You are making great progress and doing a wonderful job with accountability!
    2989 days ago
    Wow! You are doing great!
    2989 days ago
    It looks like you have set some great goals for the month.
    You have made some good progress and are motivated for the new week. I find that on days that I do projects around the house that I am more tired than going to the GYM!
    I too have begun using the Wii fit program.
    Have a blessed Sunday and wishing you more success in week 2

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    2989 days ago
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    Sounds successful to me!
    2989 days ago
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