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Helloooooooooooo! (And Feb 2013 Goals)

Hi! I’ve missed you so much, interwebs! Have you missed me? (Please say yes! My ego needs stroking!)

What have I been doing, you may (probably not) ask?

Well, this:

I know, right?

But guess what!? It’s February! Yay!

How was your January? Mine was A-OK! Woo to the Hoo!

Let’s do a review of those January goals, shall we?

January 2013 Goals

  1. Take my little dude swimming every weekend – FAIL! Oops! I totally forgot about this. We did not swim.
  2. Bring my lunch to work every day – no hitting the cafeteria – SUCCESS! I did a great job with this. I bought lunch the first week of January, and then brought my lunch every day after. Yay me!
  3. Holiday stuff all put away by Monday 1/7 – SUCCESS!Well, except for the outside lights. Which are still there. Embarrassingly.
  4. 5+ servings of fruits/veggies every day – SUCCESS!I did a great job with this. My freggie intake has been fantastical.
  5. 60+ oz of water/day – SUCCESS! This was also a 85%+ success. I am ridiculously hydrated!

January 2013 Exercise Goals

  1. Finish 1st 10K in the series – SUCCESS!I didn’t set any land speed records (or PRs), but I did it.
  2. Walk and/or run every day, even if it’s just a mile – EHH…I averaged about 3/4 of a mile a day, so getting there. February is going to be awesome.
  3. Move for least 20 minutes each day – EHHH… I averaged about 50 minutes/day, so success? I had 10 non-workout days, but some great days.
  4. 15 minutes of core work at least 2 x/week (preferably 3-4 x/week) – FAIL!But, I did better than ever. More yoga classes in one month than I’ve ever had AND 3 core power classes in one month. Go me!
  5. Hit the park for play with Alvie Bean as often as possible (hopefully once/week depending on weather). – FAIL!No park time, but some walks and LOTS of hanging out.

Not TOO bad. Let’s look forward?

February 2013 Goals

  1. Send the New Years cards. They are here. There are envelopes. There are addresses. For the love of all things holy, MAIL THEM ALREADY!
  2. Take little dude swimming at least once.
  3. Taxes filed.
  4. Have a great birthday. (2/24, in case you’re curious.)
  5. Finish Alvie Bean birth shadow box

February 2013 Exercise Goals

  1. Run a 10K (virtual, not part of the series)
  2. Log 100 miles (walking + running), including my random stepping about work.
  3. Hit 20 hours of exercise for the month
  4. Bday Trail Run
  5. Walk with the Bean 2x/month. It’s time for family exercise! – EDIT: I meant 2x/week.

You guys – thank you. Thanks for all the in-person support, email support, comment support, FB message support, etc. I think I made it through the dark (for now). You all helped so very much. SO MUCH. My friends rock beyond belief.

 

 

January 2013 Goals

First off, I just have to say: Thanks  be to all that’s holy that 2012 is almost over. Seriously. Less than 24 hours.

I am writing this a couple of days early, as I am in Bend right now, but let’s just go ahead and assume the last 3 days of 2012 passed with little to no drama. knock on wood, fingers crossed, and any other good luck superstitions I can think of.

And now – let’s review the last month of last year:

December 2012 Goals

  1. Finish all holiday shopping & mailing by 12/14. – ehhh…mostly success. I’ll call it good.
  2. Get holiday card photo taken, printed & mailed, also by 12/14 – ha ha ha. Fail. Maybe a New Year’s card.
  3. Do not overdo it. December is busy. Busy can be bad. It’s okay to be a hermit from time to time. – pretty good. I both was social and was anti-social, so overall win.
  4. Empty to-do folder at work. – mostly success; good enough
  5. Childproof the kitchen (the living room is done!) – probably not good enough, but the Bean is still alive.

December 2012 Training Goals

Exercise this month was crap. I did great the first week, and then after y 10 mile run, everything hurt so badly that even swimming sucked. And then – I got busy, and stressed, and lazy.

  1. Finish half marathon (and be okay with the likely PW) – I did not even start. :*( It was the right decision, but it saddened me.
  2. Swim every week – Mondays – I swam the 1st two Mondays of the month, and then never again.
  3. Bike trainer every week – Tuesdays – I biked once.
  4. Short run every week – Wednesdays – Not even once. Oops.
  5. P90X Core workout every week – Fridays – Again – nothing.
  6. Yoga every week – Saturdays – Nope. And after the finger dislocation, yoga seemed a bad idea.
  7. Long run ever week – Sundays – Ummm…the aforementioned 10 miler was the only one.

At this point (I am writing on 12/28), I am planning on running on 12/29 & 12/31. We’ll see how that goes.

And now for the good stuff!

A new year! Yay!

January 2013 Goals

  1. Take my little dude swimming every weekend
  2. Bring my lunch to work every day – no hitting the cafeteria
  3. Holiday stuff all put away by Monday 1/7
  4. 5+ servings of fruits/veggies every day
  5. 60+ oz of water/day

January 2013 Exercise Goals

  1. Finish 1st 10K in the series
  2. Walk and/or run every day, even if it’s just a mile
  3. Move for least 20 minutes each day
  4. 15 minutes of core work at least 2 x/week (preferably 3-4 x/week)
  5. Hit the park for play with Alvie Bean as often as possible (hopefully once/week depending on weather).

November 2012 Goals

FYI – 2012 can suck it. I am done with you, year!

Deep breath.

My goals for October were few…and not so much achieved. October was not a good month. November didn’t start out too well, either.

October 2012 Goals

  1. Rain Garden – FAIL (postponed ’til spring)
  2. Update herb garden – FAIL (ditto)
  3. READ like crazy – FAIL (I don’t even understand this fail…)
  4. Aggressive HappinessTMeh – not so bad, I guess.

October 2012 Training Goals

  1. Half Marathon Training – hit all long runs – not bad, I ran 3 out of 4 weekends
  2. Move every day – okay, not great, but okay
  3. Have fun – yeah, I skipped a lot of stuff in October, but did have SOME fun. 🙂 A couple good runs and runner’s brunch, plus swimming!

 

And now – on to November, which is already 1/6 over!

November 2012 Goals

  1. Do not cancel any plans other than for legitimate reasons (i.e. sickness)
  2. Ask for help/support when needed
  3. Up the exercise
  4. Host a lovely Thanksgiving Dinner and do not stress about it.
  5. Continue with the Aggressive HappinessTM

November 2012 Training Goals

  1. Half Marathon Training – hit all long runs
  2. Swim every week
  3. Set up the bike trainer
  4. Have fun

August 2012 Goals

July 2012 Goals

  1. Get back into the swing of things & develop a new routine for Alvie, the architect & me that works well so that we’re all getting our needs met. – SUCCESS! – Mostly. Alvie is still not going to sleep well, but it’s waaay better than it was a month ago. We will do some serious sleep training starting on 8/21.
  2. Get the back bamboo area cleaned out and replanted with something nice. – FAIL! 100%. I’ve been ignoring it for the last month, hoping it would go away on its own. No such luck.
  3. JAM! I am out of jam. It is a sadness. – SUCCESS! 13 1/2 pints and 3 pints of marionberry jam. Yum.
  4. Get 100% caught up at work. – 90% SUCCESS! I feel pretty good about the work situation.
  5. Pay hospital bills (first I must actually figure out what I owe, since giving a total is apparently against hospital policy). – SUCCESS! All paid up. (Including the latest bill for $23 for a 6/28/12 pregnancy test I tried to insist I didn’t need…)

July 2012 Training Goals

  1. Run 3 continuous miles – maybe – SUCCESS? I did a trail run on Sunday. 1/4 mile warmup walk, 3 mile run, 1/4 cool down. I had to walk at 2 miles for just under 1/4 mile, but I ran an extra 1/4 mile to make up for it. So – not continuous, but it was 3. What say you, readers?
  2. Weekly swim- 50% SUCCESS!I swam twice in 4 Wednesdays.Oops.
  3. Weekly bike- 20% SUCCESS! I biked once in 5 Tuesdays. Double Oops.
  4. P90X – continue. Core, plyos & the weight routines are the most important- 3% SUCCESS, which is really more “fail” than anything. It’s hard working everything in and making sure that the baby person gets enough food, love, attention, diaper changes, etc.
  5. Figure out how to get it all in, along with working and mothering! (This will be the biggest challenge)- 10% SUCCESS. Still in progress.

Fairly successful July – regardless of my own personal feelings on the matter.

August 2012 Goals

  1. Survive my commencement ceremony
  2. Get the back bamboo area cleaned out and replanted with something nice. This is important, since I’m having a garden party in August
  3. Clean house before house guests arrive!
  4. Foist cake on someone. I don’t yet have an August cake recipient. Any local volunteers need a cake the last weekend of August (25th or 26th?) (Also – cake update post coming soon.)
  5. Finish craft project and have it turn out not ugly. (This is harder than you’d think – I am not crafty.)

August 2012 Training Goals

  1. Run 6 continuous miles
  2. Weekly swim (including at least half being open water swims)
  3. Bike to work once/week (Tuesdays!)
  4. Core & weights weekly!

  1. Start half marathon training

Fitness Friday

Yeah – this last week sucked for fitness. I do really well for about 2 weeks in a row, and then I just get lazy. Maybe I need to plan my workout that way. Two weeks of hardcore, followed by a week of less (softcore?).  Why not just plan around my natural inclinations instead of trying to be hardcore 100% of the time? Also, maybe don’t expect hardcore on the first week back to work after 12 weeks off.

So – last week’s fitness goals:

Friday 6/29 – walk 3ish miles (done!); trail run (C25K week 4/day 1) – Well, I walked. Which was easy, since I’d done that before writing my goals. I did not run.

Saturday 6/30 – P90X shoulders & arms + ab ripper – I did Friday’s C25K workout (week 4, day 1)

Sunday 7/1 – C25K week 4/day 2 – I did 2 hours of yard work. No running.

Monday 7/2 – swim – Nope

Tuesday 7/3 – P90X core – Nope

Wednesday 7/4 – C25K week 4/day 3; P90X plyometrics – Nope

Thursday 7/5 – P90X shoulders + arms/ab ripper – Nope

Yeah…not so awesome. BUT – this week will be better.

 

Friday – C25K week 4/day 2; P90X shoulders/arms/abs

Saturday – P90X Plyo; yard work

Sunday – C25K week 4/day 3 (trail); P90X legs/back/abs

Monday – P90X Core

Tuesday – Bike to Work

Wednesday – AM Swim; PM C25K Week 5/Day 1

Thursday – Rest

Total Hours Planned: 8ish

Also – if I miss one workout, it’s okay. I can just go ahead and do the next one! It’s not all or nothing!