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Weeks 18, 19 and 20 in Review

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wow time flies when life gets hectic. It has been a very busy three weeks, with a few bumps in the road. Overall, I am happy with my results. I am drinking a ton of water every day, and have had just one diet soda a day in the past few weeks. This week I will go to one every other day, and then...good bye soda. I still think about grabbing one throughout the day, but since I have none in the house it is a drive and extra expense to go get one. So far it has worked. I hope that continues when I go to every other day.

My sister flew in from Seattle last Thursday and stayed until Tuesday. We didn't do too much running around. We managed to walk every day and I also made it too the gym while she spent time with Dad. Eating wasn't stellar, but stayed within range and hit protein every day. Honestly, I was surprised. I may finally be figuring out the protein problem... emoticon

My one disappointment has been my commitment to the 28 Day Spring Bootcamp, non-existent. I did the first 4 days, two weeks in a row, but haven't completed one week yet. I have to figure that out. No excuses, just haven't made getting it done a priority. My computer room is too small for the workouts, and the family room is where my Dad spends his time. My wireless doesn't reach the bedroom areas. So, the plan this week is too do the bootcamp when I get in from the early morning walks before others are up and about. I am adding it to my goals for this next week. Speaking of goals...here are the goals and results for the past three weeks.

1) 10 glasses of water per day
2) 10,000 steps per day
3) 60 grams protein per day

1) Water:
Week 18 was 87 glasses for 12.4 per day
Week 19 was 89 glasses for 12.7 per day
Week 20 was 86 glasses for 12.3 per day
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2) Steps:
Week 18 was 79,173 average of 11,310 per day
Week 19 was 88,426 average of 12,632 per day
Week 20 was 90,682 average of 12,955 per day
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(side note here: my mileage for cardio walks was 16.2; 15.6; and 13.6 for these three weeks)

3) 60 grams of protein daily:
Week 18 6/7
Week 19 7/7
Week 20 7/7
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Water and steps seem to be habits for me now. I do check my pedometer throughout the day, but haven't had an issue in getting in the required number. I haven't had a day with less than 10 glasses of water in the past three weeks. So, I will drop these two from my goals and add in the next problem areas...sleep and bootcamp. Both of these are huge issues for me, but it is time to commit to making better choices here. I have been tracking my sleep for the past month or so, yikes it is uglier than I thought. I have averaged 4.5 hours of sleep per night. That is so much less than I thought I was getting. Keep in mind I used to run on 2 to 3 hours per night when I worked, but still way less than my body should require. New goals for the next few weeks are, protein, sleep and bootcamp.

1) at least 60 grams of protein every day 7 out of 7.
2) sleep at least 7 hours per night 7 out of 7.
3) complete all 7 bootcamp videos per week.

Wishing you all much success as you navigate your paths this week!
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    You are doing a great job on your goals! It is good to have a plan B for getting in fitness. For me, once I got my sleep in order, everything else became easier.

    2496 days ago
    your goals are wonderful. You will find the time for the boot camp. I need to get one started myself but like you my computer room is too small...or maybe I have too much junk in here. It is my studio too so probably the reason. Keep up the good work.
    2497 days ago
    I love your approach of setting a couple of important goals at a time, working on them until you seem to have conquered them, and then replacing them with new ones. I'm going to try that too- thanks for the inspiration!
    2497 days ago
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