Monday, January 17, 2011

Focus on the reward at the end

Do you like the title?  That was a friend's status on FB today.  What an awesome saying and works for any goal!  I might create some post its that say that to remind me what I am doing.

First lets go over last week goals.
Eat half my plate in veggies at dinner most nights: I accomplished this most dinners and even incorporated veggies at lunch and breakfast.  Friday morning I experienced my first green monster.  It wasn't bad and a great way to add veggies to my diet.

Workout at least three times: This was accomplished!  Monday - shovel, Wednesday - treadmill, Thursday - Just Dance 2 for an hour, Friday - treadmill, Sunday - treadmill. 5 days!

Create a training plan for 5k, 10K, and half marathon I want to run.  I didn't get this done but I did map out my running days until about mid May. 

Create budget template for next month based on this month expenses.  Still no budget!  This will be a large struggle.

Give myself a mani and pedi.  Still not done!  I put this as a goal to do something to make myself feel better but its not like I hate my nails. 

Goals for this week:

Track everything I eat using the weight watcher's tools.  I did it!  I signed up for weight watchers.  I am going to try to work the system the best I can.  I have been playing on the website with my day off today.

Workout at least 4 times this week.  Since I have been doing about 4-5 workouts a week I don't think this should be a problem.  Just trying to set myself up for success!!!

Work on my budget for February.

I am taking the mani and pedi off my goals list!  Haha!  

Take more pictures to make the blog more interesting. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New week, new post

last week's goals

Eat half my plate in veggies at dinner most nights: I did this most days and at lunch as well.
Work out 3 times this week: I worked out four times last week!
create a budget for January: Boo I never did this. I need the husband to sit down and do this with me. It might help if I mentioned it to him! ;)
Start C25K program: This I did do and I proud to make it a regular part of my workouts.
Blog at least twice this week: I also was able to accomplish this, but as you can tell I have been aol since last week.
Give myself a mani and pedi: Ugh! I never did this, not sure why I had plenty of time.

This week's goals

Eat half my plate in veggies at dinner most nights: I am already struggling with this one this week.
Workout at least three times: Last night I made it to the gym and Monday I shoveled the whole driveway for the first time. It was a great workout leaving me sore until today.
Create a training plan for 5k, 10K, and half marathon I want to run this year.
Create budget template for next month based on this month expenses.
Give myself a mani and pedi.

My work is closed Monday for Martin Luther King's day, woo hoo!  I love bankers hours.  With my brand new PTO I am taking off tomorrow as well!  Yay for 4 day weekends.  I am hoping to get some stuff done around the house, maybe get that mani and pedi taken care of, work on training plan, run, get ready for my semester that starts next week, and read.  What a hefty list! 

Thursday, January 6, 2011



Eat more veggies at lunch and dinner
Work out 3 times this week
create a budget for January
Start C25K program
Blog at least twice this week
Give myself a mani and pedi
So I started a post awhile back about how I am going to set weekly goals and what my weekly goals are, however I have yet to finish or post it. Ugh! Not starting off my blog more resolution right but I am not giving up just yet. My first post I was going to talk about my plan to lose 35lbs.
I plan on setting weekly goals to help me achieve this weight loss as well as rewards for certain strives made. Above are my goals this week.  I have already worked out 3 times this week and started Week 1 Day 1 of the C25K program.  I have added loads of veggies in this week by adding salad to my lunch and veggies with my dinner.  This will be my second blog post of the week since the 1st was Saturday.  I just need to keep up with the veggies, give myself a mani and pedi and create a budget for this month.
Along with setting goals I have come up with some rewards to help motivate me to eat better and work out more to lose the weight.  Below are my rewards!
For every 5% weight loss I will reward myself with some great stuff:
First 5% I will collect some new work out gear.
2nd 5% I will get a garmin forerunner watch.
3rd 5% I will get either a new camera or an Ipad
4th 5% I will get the one from above that I didn't get before.
Once I reach the next 5% or my goal of 35lbs I will get new clothes.

I am very excited for the journey ahead. I promise I am going to start working on getting interesting pictures up on my boring blog. My favorite blogs to read include tons of photos.

Other then my weekly goals and rewards I have been debating joining weight watchers again. Previously I did weight watchers online but never really worked the program. I am thinking of joining a local group. It might be helpful for me to talk to other women who have the same struggles. I think it might also be useful for me to have something to count what I am eating. Sometimes it is just too much to find out how many calories I am eating but points seem more manageable. I also like how the new program has a zero point value for most fruits and veggies which I consume a ton of fruit.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011!!!

I really wanted a new purse, I really wanted a new purse, I really wanted a new purse...  Really that mantra could go on forever.  Apparently the early bird gets the worm at Dillard's New Years day extra 50% off sale items.  Next year I will be there 30 minutes prior to the store opening.  I have a slight Coach obsession and Dillard's had several it seemed like at 30% off plus an additional 50% off.  I am super bummed but it is a new year and I am not going to let that get me down.  I got several other great items.  New Christmas ornaments, a casserole dish, a kitchen utensil holder, and a basting brush.  I love my new items!!!

All week long I have been thinking of resolutions for the new year below you will find my 11 for 2011:

1. Lose 35lbs throughout the year
2. Eat better more healthy foods, less processed fake foods
3. Exercise regularly
4. Budget monthly to save more money and pay down debt
5. Run a 5k, 10k, and half marathon
6. Blog regularly
7. Get organized
8. Work on time management
9. Learn to be comfortable in my own skin
10. Challenge myself at least once a month
11. Take more pictures

I think the important part about making a resolution stick is by creating a plan and having mini goals.  Many of my resolutions overlap themselves which will hopefully help me complete them all by this time next year. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve and an awesome first day of 2011!!!