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July 2012 Goals

I feel like June was a pretty good month, but I have to confess I haven’t even looked at my goals since early in the month. Fingers crossed!

June 2012 Goals

  1. Get Alvie enrolled in daycare (and feel good about our choice) – SUCCESS! Alvie will be with a nanny share 4 days/week starting tomorrow.
  2. Get all shelves hung in the baby’s room – SUCCESS! The shelves are up, which freed up a ton of space and enabled me to get my bookshelves done.
  3. Play piano (now that I can reach the keyboard again) 30 min/day (on average) – FAIL! The firsthalf of the month, the piano was inaccessible (due to continuing ceiling work) and once it was accessible, it turned out that Alvie hates the piano music. I’m not sure if it’s because I suck or it’s too loud or that it’s horribly out of tune, but every time I played, he’d start crying.
  4. Get one landscaping project done (I have 4 big ones: (a) replace the north-side hedge with native trees, shrubs, flowers, and ground-cover – easily the most ambitious project; (b) rain garden; (c) remove south side bamboo and grass and put in berry bushes, native wildflowers, and herb garden; and (d) remove front bamboo, clean up front perennial beds, and put in the river rock paths.). I am thinking that I will take on project C first. – half SUCCESS! We started on project D. The front bamboo is gone and the perennial beds are half cleaned up. The paths need to be outlined and put in, but I might wait until the rain garden is done before doing paths, just to make that project easier.
  5. Nom on delicious baby cheeks as much as possible for the next month when I have him to myself all day, every day! – SUCCESS! I have nommed on those cheeks, and thighs, and arms and toes a LOT in the last month.

 

June 2012 Training Goals

  1. Complete weeks 1-4 of C25K – 83% SUCCESS! I have been through Week 4, Day 1 of the program.
  2. P90X – as much as possible – SUCCESS! I have been P90X-ing a LOT-ish. I completed 13 workouts in 3 weeks (instead of the 18 that I should’ve), but feel okay with that.
  3. Get back on the bike! – Success?? I rode my bike once. Yeah – not so impressive.
  4. Workout 20 hours – 96% SUCCESS! I worked out for 19 hours & 9 minutes. My most impressive showing since July of last year.
  5. Continue to be slow and sensible – take rest days when needed (do not push self to injury! that would suck!) – SUCCESS! I took rest days when they were needed, even if I didn’t particularly want to.

 

And now – looking forward

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.
  2. Get the back bamboo area cleaned out and replanted with something nice.
  3. JAM! I am out of jam. It is a sadness.
  4. Get 100% caught up at work.
  5. Pay hospital bills (first I must actually figure out what I owe, since giving a total is apparently against hospital policy).

 

July 2012 Training Goals

  1. Run 3 continuous miles
  2. Weekly swim
  3. Weekly bike
  4. P90X – continue. Core, plyos & the weight routines are the most important
  5. Figure out how to get it all in, along with working and mothering! (This will be the biggest challenge)

 

Happy July!

Fitness Friday

It’s been almost a month since I posted a fitness Friday post, but except for one week, I’ve been staying on the fitness wagon pretty well. For example – the last 10 days:

6/19 – C25K week 2/day 2; P90X core

6/20 – P90X Plyometrics

6/21 – C25K week 2/day 3

6/22 – P90X shoulders & arms + ab ripper

6/23 – P90X kenpo

6/24 – C25K week 3/day 1

6/25 – C25K week 3/day 2

6/26 – P90X core

6/27 – C25K week 3/day 3; walk 2.1 miles; P90X plyometrics

6/28 – rest day (unscheduled, but needed!)

So – as you can see, I’ve been bringing it! (Oh, it’s already been broughten!)

So – goals for the next week:

Friday 6/29 – walk 3ish miles (done!); trail run (C25K week 4/day 1)

Saturday 6/30 – P90X shoulders & arms + ab ripper

Sunday 7/1 – C25K week 4/day 2

Monday 7/2 – swim

Tuesday 7/3 – P90X core

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

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

 

I really need to get some 8 lb weights (and probably some 12 lb-ers, too). Right now, I only have 5 & 10 lbs, and the 5s are too light for most things, but the 10s are a bit too heavy for a few things.

I am not so much losing weight, but I’m shrinking, and I know it can take a few weeks of exercise for the body to readjust and start losing again.

I am not P90x-ing every day, but am most days, so feel that I’m sticking to the spirit of the program, if not the letter (especially since I am exercising in some fashion most days).

Anyway! I feel pretty good, and am hoping that I can keep up with my activity level even when I’m back at work full time  next week.

June (ALREADY!) 2012 Goals AND weekly training goals

I am so goal oriented. This comes as a surprise to…well…no one.

So – recaps of the monthly goals first:

May 2012 Goals

  1. Work – but no more than 36 hours on work stuff  – SUCCESS! I did some work, but did not exceed 36 hours! I did a total of about 10 hours.
  2. Finish up thank you cards – SUCCESS! All thank you cards (with the exception of the one for the gift I got earlier this week) have been done and mailed. If you sent a gift & did not get a card, please, please, please let me know.
  3. Get the baby book up-to-date – SUCCESS! Mostly. The baby book is much more up-to-date than before, although I know it will be a work in progress.
  4. Get the garden in – SUCCESS! The garden is 100% planted! Yay!
  5. Determine book storage solution – between my current books and the books my mom is bringing out in August, I am seriously deficient in storage space, and am currently storing them double-stacked and under my bed. I need to do something different. – FAIL! I’ve no idea what to do with the plethora of books I have and am anticipating having. I have some idea with what to do with the baby’s books (due to inspiration from the great Emily), but not mine. The architect will not let me install floor to ceiling book shelves on every available wall. Not sure why.

May 2012 Training Goals

  1. First swim post baby! – SUCCESS!I swam 3 times in May! (1000 yds, 1200 yds, and 1500 yds – and it was good.)
  2. Return to yoga (again, any time after 5/20) – SUCCESS! Kind of. I went to one yoga class, and did one yoga session at home. I will do better in June.
  3. Start C25K on 5/31 – FAIL! But only a little. I worked yesterday after my appt that gave me the all-clear to run, so I’m starting today instead! Yay! and with super pregnant running buddy Jen! We will look so awesome and hard core.
  4. Make half marathon training plan (11/3 is the trail half marathon I’m planning on) – SUCCESS! The plan is made, and it looks insane. I am not posting it here, but basically the plan is to do the C25K for the next 9 weeks, plus swim a couple of times a week, bike once a week until I go back to work, and then start biking to work one day a week in August (the architect will be in charge of the baby on that day), plus random yoga-ness AND my P90X that I’m starting on Monday. HOWEVER, in the interest of sanity, I give myself per,mission to skip any workouts. Not just permission – but the directive that I will skip any workout that is necessary for my health or sanity.
  5. Continue to be slow and sensible – absolutely do NOT over-extend. (That means that I don’t need to swim a mile in my first post-baby swim, even if I was swimming a mile at almost 40 weeks pregnant…SLOW!) – SUCCESS! I have been going slow, I think. Taking unscheduled rest days when I think my body needs it.

Overall – a super successful May! Go me! (Also I did achieve one of my April Goals last night for a goal-achieving bonus:

 

June 2012 Goals

  1. Get Alvie enrolled in daycare (and feel good about our choice)
  2. Get all shelves hung in the baby’s room
  3. Play piano (now that I can reach the keyboard again) 30 min/day (on average)
  4. Get one landscaping project done (I have 4 big ones: (a) replace the north-side hedge with native trees, shrubs, flowers, and ground-cover – easily the most ambitious project; (b) rain garden; (c) remove south side bamboo and grass and put in berry bushes, native wildflowers, and herb garden; and (d) remove front bamboo, clean up front perennial beds, and put in the river rock paths.). I am thinking that I will take on project C first.
  5. Nom on delicious baby cheeks as much as possible for the next month when I have him to myself all day, every day!

June 2012 Training Goals

  1. Complete weeks 1-4 of C25K
  2. P90X – as much as possible
  3. Get back on the bike!
  4. Workout 20 hours
  5. Continue to be slow and sensible – take rest days when needed (do not push self to injury! that would suck!)

 

 

And now for the weekly training goals:

Training Goals – 5/25/12 – 5/31/12

Friday: Walk 1 mile + – SUCCESS!

Saturday: Swim 1200 yds- SUCCESS!

Sunday: Yoga- FAIL! Instead I gardened for almost 2 hours

Monday: Walk/hike – forest park (2 miles)- FAIL! Rest day due to gardening soreness

Tuesday: Walk 2 miles- FAIL! Laziness! Oops!

Wednesday: Swim 1200 yds- SUCCESS! Plus I added in yesterday’s walk, although I did only go 1.5 miles (there were hills, though!)

Thursday: Rest- SUCCESS!

Total goal mileage: 5 miles – not quite; only 50%  SUCCESS!. :(

Total goal other: 2 hours – - SUCCESS! and beyond! I did almost 3 hours of non walking activity!

 

Training Goals – 6/1/12 – 6/7/12

Friday: C25K W1D1

Saturday: Swim 1500 yds

Sunday: C25K W1D2 + Yoga

Monday: P90X Day 1

Tuesday: P90X Day 2 + C25K W1D3

Wednesday:P90X Day 3 + Swim 1800 yds

Thursday: P90X Day 4

 

I know that’s super ambitious, but like I said – I have permission to take any rest days necessary. This is pretty intense, and I am very committed to exercising more, and if that means avoiding an injury that will bench me for a week (or more!) I am going to skip workouts.

 

Happy June!


Fitness Friday

This week was not quite as successful as I’d anticipated, but I’m still feeling good about things!

Training Goals – 5/18/12 – 5/24/12

Friday: Walk 1 mile + – 70% SUCCESS! I walked .7 miles. I took the BOB out for the first time and hit a couple hills. The stroller along with my giant baby is heavy!

Saturday: Yoga – FOR REALS – at a studio and everything! – SUCCESS! I won’t do that class again – too basic – but it was a big confidence booster.

Sunday: Swimming – I would love to do 1000 yds minimum, but will listen to my body & see what happens. – SUCCESS! I even hit my 1000 yds! I can’t find my watch, so no idea how long it took, but I recorded 30 minutes.

Monday: Walk 1 mile – FAIL! I was a little sore, so took the day off.

Tuesday: Walk 2 miles – FAIL! I was a little lazy, so took the day off.

Wednesday: Rest – FAIL! I was desperate to make up mileage, so walked 2.3 miles. I got some heinous blisters, so slowed waaay down at the end in an effort  to not alter my gait to accommodate the blisters.

Thursday: Walk 2 miles – FAIL! I hurt all over, so took the day off in my continuing efforts to not get crazy.

Total goal mileage: 6 miles- FAIL! I did only 3. :(

Total goal other: 2 hours- FAIL! I did only 1.5 hrs of ‘other’. 

But – enough about last week…let’s look forward:

Training Goals – 5/25/12 – 5/31/12

Friday: Walk 1 mile +

Saturday: Swim 1200 yds

Sunday: Yoga

Monday: Walk/hike – forest park (2 miles)

Tuesday: Walk 2 miles

Wednesday: Swim 1200 yds

Thursday: Rest

Total goal mileage: 5 miles

Total goal other: 2 hours

Next Friday starts running! yay!

 

March 2012 Goals

Let’s look back at February, though, shall we? I hope I did better than January – that month just kind of sucked.

February 2012 Goals

  1. Finish grad school! YAY! – SUCCESS! I am finished! Yay! I even received my official finisher’s sweatshirt yesterday (just like a race – fancy!)
  2. Find a daycare for Alvie Bean starting in July! – SUCCESS! More or less – I am touring one more next week (3/9), but I think we’ve found the one we’re going with – for now.
  3. Purchase and install shelves/storage for Alvie Bean’s room. – SUCCESS! We have storage drawers, and they are full of twee little clothes!
  4. Clean out the office and make it more office-y, and less “place where junk goes to die” – half SUCCESS! The office is definitely cleaner and more officey; there’s still some work to be done, though.
  5. Finalize baby prep lists – SUCCESS! I have all my prep lists done; both for home AND work…and should actually get my lists 100% checked off by 3/15! Yay!

February 2012 Training Goals

  1. Fifteen hours of exercise-related activity (total tallied below: 15.5 hours) – 60% SUCCESS! I only hit ~9 hours. SHAME!
  2. Six yoga classes, minimum (estimated time: 7.5 hours) – 83% SUCCESS! I did 5 yoga classes; 5.75 hrs
  3. Five swims, minimum (estimated time: 3.75 hours) – 80% SUCCESSI only swam 4 times; 2.3 hrs
  4. Two 15-minute upper body weights sessions/week (estimated time: 2.25 hours) – FAIL!  I didn’t do any weights in Feb! BOO!
  5. Four visits to the fitness center for 30 minutes of cardio (estimated time: 2 hours) – FAIL! I didn’t hit the fitness center even once! BOO!

Overall – a decent month. I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped with my fitness goals, but I’m still minorly active, and am claiming that as a win (especially after last night’s kick-ass 1500 yd swim, in which I hit 1000 yds about 5 minutes sooner than in my previous swim, even though I was doing shorter sets with longer breaks! Yay!)

March 2012 Goals

  1. Get all my budget drafts done at work.
  2. Finish nursery stuff (not much left here).
  3. Start writing again, now that I don’t have to spend all my nights doing school stuff – goal is to average 750 wds/day, so a total of 23,250 words written in March.
  4. Seriously, for the love of all that’s holy, get these unused, old, junky computers, monitors, and printers OUT! I may need an exorcist at this point.
  5. Knit one tiny baby item. I haven’t knitted regularly since starting grad school!

March 2012 Training Goals

  1. Eleven hours of exercise-related activity (that is an average of 150 minutes/week; recommended for preggos)
  2. Five yoga classes, minimum (estimated time: 6.25 hours)
  3. Five swims, minimum (estimated time: 3.75 hours)
  4. One 15-minute upper body weights sessions/week (estimated time: 1 hour)
  5. One 30-minute walk/week (estimated time: 2 hours)

Please note that nowhere in my March goals does it say “have a baby.” That is one goal that I never want to have to write FAIL!  next to!

I hope your March is awesome!