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Challenge habits and kitchen organize

Saturday, May 25, 2013

For the Winter into Spring 5% Challenge, I did quite well week to week in terms of scoring points for all of the new habits during the week they were worth points. However, after that week, I tended to let the new habit slide. My big goal for the Spring into Summer 5% Challenge is to maintain each new habit for the remainder of the 8 week Challenge. I had planned this goal for the last challenge, so what is different this time? I found a thread on the main challenge page where we can post our progress with all of the habits as the challenge progresses. So, not only am I accountable to myself, but to others also! Plus, we give ourselves a grade for the week. Achieving a B+ to an A+ is a reasonable goal for me for each week. The first habit was drinking 8 cups of water a day, the second to track our food with no emphasis on staying in range. This week, week 3, the habit is fiber intake. 35 points a day is the max, and I am going to aim for that not just for points but because I know it is good for me.

My kitchen is going slow and steady. I have one whole bank of cupboards complete, and I started cleaning off the outside of the fridge. The anticipation of completing the whole project gives me motivation to actualize the task by the end of May.

In addition to working on these habits and getting my kitchen wrapped up, I am trying to introduce 10 minutes of daily low intensity cardio. One of my biggest downfalls is jumping in full force, going 90 miles out of the gate and falling flat on my face because I pushed myself too hard. Can I find some equilibrium in this area of my life? Finally? I certainly hope so, and some time soon!
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    You are doing great. Keep up the good work.
    1813 days ago
    Your kitchen project is inspiring me! emoticon
    1822 days ago
    You are doing emoticon
    1823 days ago
  • FISHER011
    emoticon Good for you! You are doing awesome-keep up the momentum & you'll be enjoying your kitchen soon enough! Wish I was more organized! And was more goal oriented! emoticon job with the challenge emoticon
    1823 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/26/2013 12:47:38 AM
    I can relate to starting out too fast/hard..I still have trouble balancing it out. I am going into my third year of running and I am suffering with a sore hamstring muscle from trying to sprint too fast and probably not enough stretching. I am hoping to be able to jog slowly in the morning. Be careful because injuries are a pain(lol) and they set you back. emoticon

    Congrats on the progress in the kitchen! emoticon
    1823 days ago
    You´re doing so well - give yourself a pat on the back and emoticon
    1824 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    Coming out of the gate too fast is a problem lots of people have. But it's understandable--it's something new, they're excited. Then it's either injury or burnout. Slow & steady!

    Good luck with the kitchen!

    Have a good weekend!
    1824 days ago
  • ELMA1913
    Great progress. Starting slow is always best.
    1824 days ago
    This is so great! I am so glad you are making progress! Starting slow is a great idea! Hope your kitchen gets done soon so you can enjoy it for the summer! emoticon
    1824 days ago
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