November Goal Late

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

OK so here it is two weeks into November and I haven't posted my monthly goals blog. I have been focusing on learning as much as I can about healthy eating and catching up with my side photography business. I'm feeling good about both. This has caused me to be slightly MIA but not completely. I sitll log on most days I'm just finding myself not as interactive and I don't have a workout schedule. This changes today though.

Today I'm putting together a schedule to get me through the end of the year which includes all the holidays coming up. We have a "Hold the Stuffing" challenge at work where we get weighed next Thursday for and are to stay within two pounds of this weight. I can and will do it:) I did it last year but barely but the difference is at this time last year I was about 30 pounds heavier, not eating clean and was not working out.

Right now I'm feeling a little more basic in my goals but that's because I have a lot more knowledge to back things up. I am a very busy person so sleep is a must, energy is a must and keeping up with things is a must.

November Goals
1.) Set up a new workout schedule to give my body a jolt. This will include 3-4 days at the gym doing cardio, two HIIT workouts a week and 3 days of strength training which would include TurboFire and T25 strength workouts unless I find that they start to feel less effective and possibly adding in weights at the gym.
2.) At least 8 cups of water a day, actual goal is 10 as that amount seems to help me be at my best but I like to have range.
3.) 7-9 hours of sleep each night with amounts being tracked on SP.
4.) Daily To-Do list

This doesn't leave out things such as giving myself spa days, using my FitBit, journaling or anything of the sorts it's just that these are my main focuses right now. I've made a lot of positive changes lately which have increased my spirits and mood and I want to make sure my life includes these steady habits especially during a season when it can be so hard to fall off the wagon.

Update 11/18/13

I feel like I'm doing pretty good overall. I'm really focusing on what is important for myself, my little girl and making sure I surround myself with positive things and people. Here is an update of my goals.

November Goals
1.) I haven't set up a complete schdule yet but I have gotten back to the gym, ran on the days I had set aside and am getting my workouts done. I need to add more strength back in but I'm still doing well.
2.) I am not doign well on water. Not good because I can feel it in my body. Today (it's 3:00) I haven't even hit 3 cups yet. Close though. Hopefully by 5:00 I can hit 7. I think I should have set times to hit certain cup numbers by, 3.5 by noon, 7 by 3:00, 9 by 5:00, etc.
3.) I've been doing well on sleep. I am getting to bed earlier for the most part and it makes getting up slightly better. I haven't been getting thigns ready the night before which causes issues in the morning.
4.) This has been decent for the last week. It could be better. I am getting the main things in my day knocked out for the most part.

Update 11/27/13
1.) I have not set up a new workout scheudle. I did one week but wasn't following it how I wanted to. I think I'm learning that I can't just set up a workout scheudle I have to set up a life schedule that includes goals for the week, what cleaning I want each day, photo deadlines, etc. And I think I overpiled the working out scheudle along with my regular scheudle which made it hard to keep up on everything.
2.) I have been doing horrible on water so I decided today to start a 100 day 8 cup minimum streak. I was trying to do a 100 day login streak but I've realized that even though I absolutely LOVE SparkPeople I don't have to log in everyday to keep my motivation up. Don't get me wrong I try for it but I thought a streak that was taylored to something that I really need to work on and that would give me a big extra push then it would be more beneficial and this is what is currently hurting me.
3.) I have not tracked my sleep as I should on spark but I have been getting a good amount. I'm in bed earlier and I'm up earlier. I coudl go for more rest days on the weekends where I get a little extra sleep and could even go for a bit more sleep during the week but right now it's better than it has been in a long long time.
4.) Daily To-Do list : I have been doing horrible on this too. It really helps so I need to do it. And actually speaking of I need a new calender for my purse..
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    Oh drats... you totally reminded me that I haven't drunk barely any water today! THANK YOU!!! I'm going to go fill up right now! :-D I love your priorities by the way: "I'm really focusing on what is important for myself, my little girl and making sure I surround myself with positive things and people." That makes my heart smile. :-)
    2729 days ago
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    2736 days ago
    Looks like you have a good plan to get moving! Good luck on the challenge at work! I think more businesses should be somewhat aware of health and nutrition as a team. Work truly is a large portion of a persons life right?

    I have to redesign my month and workouts too but I am truly inspired by how much you do! Great job!
    2737 days ago
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