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BLC 20 Goals and Before Pictures.

Monday, September 17, 2012

"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)
Track water.

Spin the SparkWheel daily.

Check Bombshell postings daily (my BLC 20 job).
Read all Bombshell posts daily.
Actively respond to Bombshells as much as I can.
Participate in all challenges.

Getting to sleeping by 11:00 pm most nights, 9:30 pm for early mornings.
Work on getting better time management skills.

Get doctor check ups done, any problems resolved.

Track at least part of my food each day. (Goal: tracking all day, every day.)
Work on getting into calorie range. (lowering what calories I eat.)
Have at least 1 fruit and 2 veggies per day.
Figure out 1 new meal (or meal combination) per week.

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.)

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.
(both of the above are helper roles, not main teacher roles, so not as hard.)

Homeschool (preschool and kindergarten) more often. (Goal: 3-5 times per week.)
Write some of my story/novel. (Goal: write at least 1 time/week.)
Finish at least 1 house chore per week.

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

And now for some pictures.....

The horrible to do photos:

And the bonus photo: My recently finished race--my first 10k, my first Finisher's Medal. And even though I finished dead last, I DID finish. Some didn't. AND I finished in record time--1:55:49.2 was my official chip time. The week before I finished 6 miles in 2:10--that's a 15 minute improvement!!

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