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Week Five: New Short Term Goals, Here I Come February

Sunday, February 02, 2014

January is now finished. Let’s see how I did with my small goals for the month.

Goal 1. I will lose 8 pounds from January 1st to 31st, 2014.

Reflection. I did better than losing 8 pound this month. I lost 10 and that is with a back injury. I’m proud of myself but if I was on top of my game, what would have it been.

Goal 2. 60 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week.

Reflection. I have been doing more than 60 minutes daily; some of it as physical therapy, other times as lightly treading water, or other activities.

Goal 3. 30 minutes of strength training, 3 days a week.

Reflection. I have been doing strength training in the water more than 3 times a week. I really feel it around my core.

Goal 4. Drink 9 cups of water daily.

Reflection. I have been doing good drinking water. I need to keep it up and I have bought some organic lemons to add to my water. Water drinking has been amazing and is coming more natural. I actually crave it. At times I recognize I need water and my body wants it.

Now it’s a whole new month for another set of small goals to help me get to my medium goals of lose 26 pounds by April 2nd 2014. So far I have lost 10 pounds and now I just have 16 more pounds to get my 10% goal. This is exciting. I’m getting there.

February’s goals are:

1. I will lose 8 pounds from February 1st to 28th, 2014.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast each day.
3. Stretch for 5 minutes each day.
4. Read an inspirational quote each day.

I have signed for a 5% weight loss challenge in one of my spark teams. I am going to focus hard on my food intake and really tracking it. I guess we are getting buddies. I do better on my own, but I see why lots of people like buddies. I’d prefer to do it alone. In the past I’ve seen buddies go three ways, really well—supportive and awesome. The second way is I work hard, very hard, and we didn’t make it because they didn’t put much into it or fizzed out. This to me is very frustrating and why I want to work on my own. The third is they are working it hard and I am trying but don’t make it. I don’t want to fail them so, for me it’s best to be on my own, be responsible for myself. I got myself here, I can get myself out but I need a few cheerleaders to cheer me on. Enough said about it. There is nothing I can do about it, so I will make the best of it and still focus on myself and cheerlead my buddy.

I also signed up for virtual walks, one with my dog, Idita-Walk 2014,
. I also signed up for the swim challenge too, Idita-Splash 2014,
. I finished the swim challenge in one month. I’m still tracking my swim minutes. As for the Idita-Walk, I’m excited to do this with my dog. She needs her exercise too.

Here’s the second part of my blog. Today I woke up in pure pain. My neck was tense and I have a huge migraine. It’s been there all day but I have been using my theracane, Chinese lotions, and medications. Not only is there a migraine but my back is on fire today. Very limiting. I have been trying to go over everything I have done yesterday. Honestly I think it was the pretty involved chiropractic appointment I had yesterday. I find it a bummer but I’m trying to work through this injury. I went to deep water class and floated with my noodle just doing very small movements. There was a point that for 15 minutes my back calmed down. It was a good moment. I floated for a while and just tried to take the weight off my back.

It’s very frustrating but I moved in the water today, I made myself go. Tomorrow is my rest day and I’m going to rest up. While everyone is watching the super green bowl or toke-a-bowl (as they say here in Washington State, because both states that made it have legalized marijuana), I will be resting my back, taking it easy, I don’t like football however World Cup, I’m all about that, Brazil this year! FIFA 2014. "Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé "


Plans for tomorrow:
Rest Day


Five things I'm grateful for:
1. The Sun, thanks for visiting today.
2. My cozy bed.
3. Good causes.
4. Lemons. They were on sale today. Such wonderful ways to use them.
5. Theracane. It was the best investment I’ve ever had. Stopped my migraine.
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