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Thursday, March 01, 2012

See what I did there?

Alrighty, lets start with a February review, shaaaalll weeeee?

Track all food eaten at least 3 days a week/1 weekend day: I didn't do too shabby on this, but the week of my brother's wedding, I hardly Sparked at all, so I didn't track anything. The day I got back home, though, I started right back up. Can't call it a win, but I did what I could considering how busy and hectic that week was.

Drink 64oz of water at least 3 days of the week: I'm pretty sure I met this goal (except possibly when I was at my parent's house for the wedding). I didn't track, so I can't say for sure. I know I did when I got back.

No more soda: Well, I know I had part of a can of Dr. Pepper, to which I added water to so the carbonation and sweetness would be cut way down. So, I had some soda. Boo!

Eat breakfast before class or take one to eat in class: I didn't do that at all this past week, although I normally do. I've just felt so tired all week long that I'd wait until the last possible minute to get up and get ready for school. I will work to rectify that situation this coming week.

Meet or exceed 500 fitness minutes: So, I totally didn't meet this goal. In fact, I did one minute less than last month. 105 minutes short. But, I have to credit my kidney infection for that one. Took me out of the exercise thang for a good week. Also, I didn't track all my activity for the wedding, even though I was up and active for hours and hours a day. One day, for example, we spend 7+ hours grocery shopping (and went to about 6 or 7 stores) just to get all the supplies we needed for the reception dinner. Then, the next day I cooked it all. For another 8 or 9 hours- literally all day. But, seriously, how does one even track that?

Plant something edible: Well, I bought seeds to plant- tomatoes and peppers, I think. Problem was, the store I went to ran out of seed starter supplies. And then I ran out of money. So, I got seeds, I just didn't get to plant them.

Get through the wedding without killing anyone: CHECK! Everyone is still alive and accounted for. All their extremities are still intact. WIN.

Keep up with/catch up on homework for my 4 classes: I did manage to do this, despite the busyness of the month. I have fallen a little behind on reading for my nutrition class, but so far we've only gone through the same stuff I've learned in at least 2 other nutrition classes here. I know about calories, lipids, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, and their importance in the body. After next week we should finally be moving on to the "diet therapy" part of the the diet therapy class.

So, its time to come up with some March goals. I need to post them up after printing them out so I can see them.

emoticon emoticonIf I'm going to have something "unhealthy" to eat, I have to have something "healthy" with it. That's my new rule. Ex. I'm going to have a slice of pizza, so I better have a veggie-ful salad with it.

emoticonI bought the seeds, so plant them!

emoticon emoticonContinue tracking food and water. 3 days a week, 1 weekend day. Lately I've been tracking more than this, so just to keep up the habit.

emoticonActually meet or exceed 500 fitness minutes this month. Write down a workout plan each week so I'm not making it up on the fly. Having a plan should help me just get it done.

emoticonEat healthy, home-cooked dinners 4 nights a week. I love to cook, so I can just do what I love to do and eat healthy at the same time. More would be better, but we'll aim for 4 nights as a baseline.

emoticonEat breakfast. I'm so terrible about this. I need to especially eat breakfast the days I go to class. Plan ahead for packing breakfast meals or make something the night before to eat quickly before heading out the door. I won't worry too much about my non-school days, as I spend those at home usually, anyway, and can move at my own pace throughout my daily activities.

emoticonStay on top of homework, assignments, and attendance in class. I'm not a morning person and I never, ever, EVER have been. I hate having to be in class at 8:00am 3 days a week. I can easily talk myself out of getting out of my warm, comfy bed to get ready for class. But, because this is my passion and my goal, I do it. I just need to make sure that as the semester drags on (and it does drag sloooooowly...) I fight the urge to play hooky.

Okay, that about does it for me. I'm going to print these new goals out onto some fun stationary and tack them up on my corkboard. I already wrote down my fitness plan for the rest of this week on my dry-erase week calendar. I'm going to eat something really quick, do my workout (Just Dance on Wii and one of the 10 minute core workouts by Coach Nicole), and sit down to write out a menu and grocery list for at least the rest of this week and next week, if not the entire month (broken up weekly, of course). Wish me luck! And good luck on all your March goals!

A photo of us SparkLadies on the Mission Trails hike last Saturday!
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  • no profile photo CD6307291
    Recognized you without the caption! Yee ha! Get them seeds planted, girl. You will appreciate them down the road when the fruits mature. There must be something under other exercise you could count when you spend all day shopping and all day cooking. You are on your feet and moving. Have you considered a pedometer, and just count steps? Yeah, that would look like hell on your wedding outfit, but for classes and hanging around the kitchen? How about frozen waffles with a smear of peanut butter? Thee are lots of "grab and go" options if you look for them.
    3324 days ago
    Good luck and love your goals. Heard an interesting presentation by the SDSU ROTC colonel (about ethics & leadership) yesterday that has made me think about who I am as a person & a fundraiser. I plan on capturing my thoughts on who I am this weekend...I think it will help me with my own goals! Let me know when your next hike is happening, I'd love to go if I can.
    3332 days ago
    I would love for one of the upcoming Spark Rally's to be a nutrition class taught by you! Would that be something you'd be interested in?
    3333 days ago
  • ABB698
    You watered down soda? LOL Well, at least you were weaning yourself off! :)
    Good job on the school stuff, I love reading about all the cool stuff you are learning!
    Have a fab Friday!
    3333 days ago
    I like your goals! Love the picture, looks like you had fun at the sparkrally! Good luck in March :)
    3334 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Great photo, and such a good idea to match nutritious food with less nutritious stuff. I hope you are able to get more rest. I cannot function without a good protein-filled breakfast. I often make a batch of smoothies filled with healthy stuff, and keep it in the fridge so I just blend it for a few seconds and off it goes, with me, no matter how rushed I am. Take care!
    3334 days ago
    I like the idea of healthy food to match with unhealthy food. It certainly will make the choosing something more thoughtful!
    3334 days ago
    I sincerely wish you luck for your March goals! There is great power in putting them in writing and putting them up! Loved the picture!
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    3334 days ago
    Good luck! I know you will not meet, but exceed your goals! Happy March! emoticon
    3334 days ago
    Nice goals - planting really makes it feel like spring!
    3334 days ago
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