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Week of March 17-23

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Goals - a review

1) Maintain consistency in check ins/Spinning the wheel(s) throughout the Month of March.
2) Progress through the challenges in the 5K My Way challenge until it's completion.
3) Maintain a minimum of 3.1 miles 3 days a week striving to increase speed and stamina
4) Complete 30 minutes of strength training at least 3 days a week
5) Continue on in the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" to it's completion.
6) Read and memorize one bible verse each week on the topic of Assurance through out the month of March!

First I want to work on consistency. I accept that I was sick. But I think if I really took a few minutes. I should have been able to at least log in and work the Coach program. I want to think about this more through out the week and see if I still feel this way five or six days from now. I may be in a self critical mood right now and I may be too tired to focus on that.

In regard to 2) and 3) I feel that considering the level of sickness I had, I feel that I may need additional time to return to the pre-illness fitness level I was at. I did well Saturday at the gym. but I wasn't able to walk as fast without being winded. So, I am going to focus on my condition then get back into working on speed and distance.

In regards to strength training, I have purchased new resistance bands. The ones I was working with were ones I had received from physical therapy and were more of a disposable nature. They worked fine for me, but my husband tried the stronger ones and they were not up to his strength. They snapped. The new one I think will be good for both of us because they are more sturdy and we can adjust the resistance to our own levels by increasing or decreasing the number of bands. I am hoping this will also give me motivation to work with them more than I was.

"Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" I gotta admit that I haven't put as much effort into this as I should have. I am not indulging in the sweets. It is just that I don't focus on the sugar contents and making a mindful effort into knowing how sweets are effecting me. I have made a few journal entries about this but I haven't really concentrated on hits topic. It's my last week in the program and I want to make sure I get something lasting out of this challenge. I have already decided I will be revisiting this challenge at a later date.

Lastly I think I will continue to focus on 1 Corinthians 10:13 - Assurance of victory. I want to think on this more because it has been in my mind off and on and I believe that it deserves more consideration in regard to my Spark Life.

That kind of wraps up the last week and lays my work out for next week.

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