Week 3 Update

19 Feb

This week started out perfectly. I was getting all of my fitness/health-related stuff done every day, and I was trying my hardest to get the housework done.

week 3 stickers

MondayCouch to 5K Week 1 Day 1

Tuesday– 20 minutes of water jogging

Wednesday– Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 2

Thursday– Rest

Friday– Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 3

And that was the end of that. On Saturday, I spent most of the day up in Mount Dora (an hour away) getting my hair done, antique shopping, and grocery shopping. When I got home, I ended up going over the Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Alison. By the time I got home, I didn’t want to plank, get exercise in, suck down 60 ounces of water (because I forgot to bring any along with me all day), and track everything I ate. No sticker for Saturday.

So when I woke up on Sunday, I figured “what’s one more day? I’ll take it easy.” Same thing has happened on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Every morning I wake up with good intentions to get refocused, but I end up failing every day, and I’ll tell you why.

Along with tracking, planking, getting in the water, exercising, and cleaning up the house, I also own my own business which sometimes requires work in the evenings. My dog usually needs 5-8 walks a day. She’s always hungry. She’s always leaking, so I have to clean up her puddles fairly often (she’s on meds, but they don’t always work). By the time I was doing everything I needed to do during the day, it was 11:30 at night before I could relax and eat dinner.

I was happy that my house was clean, and I was being active again. But I was mentally exhausted. I needed a few days to not think about it. And in those few days, I have decided that I shouldn’t give up trying to do everything. I just need to manage my time better. There are times during the day when I’m just staring at the computer waiting for an email to come in that I’m expecting. I could be using that time to do the laundry or the dishes. Or swiffering the floors. Or whatever needs to be done instead of wasting the time.

Tomorrow is a new day, and I give myself permission to slip up. It’s not “all or nothing”. If I can’t do everything on my to-do list, it’s okay.

In other news, there was no progress made on my financial goals. I did sell some things on eBay though.

And here are some photos found on my phone from the week…

week 3 1

Molly was begging for Valentines on Facebook

week 3 2

Taken during one of my runs

week 3 3

Having lunch in Mount Dora at Cody’s on 4th

week 3 4

Disney now sells ice cream bar magnets

week 3 5

We scored a Fast Pass to Toy Story Mania!

On to next week!

What do you do to refocus on your goals?

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6 Responses to “Week 3 Update”

  1. Erin February 20, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    Try not to beat myself up, I find that makes it even harder to refocus. And if I can’t jump both feet back in, I tiptoe into the water and then I feel some sense of accomplishment! You can do it!

  2. mindy @ just a one girl revolution. February 20, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    It happens to the best of us! Shake it off and move on! :)

  3. Jessey February 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    As you said, it doesn’t need to be an all or nothing. Focus on one thing at a time…but if you want to focus on more than 1 thing, get a bigger book and give yourself a sticker for each thing you accomplished.

    I have this geeky spreadsheet where I have 2 columns – good things column and “bad” things column – so I can write all the good things I did do, so even if things end up on the bad column (and they have been a lot!), I at least know not everything was bad!

  4. Wendy February 20, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    Just do one house chore a day. Dust one day, clean bathroom on Tuesdays, One load of wash a day. I call them the 5 minute chore. You will be surprise how much you can get done in 5 minutes! If you just dust and do 3 five minute chores a day- you will get so much done.
    I also find myself on the computer and not doing what I need to do. I now only give myself so many hours to play on the internet. Little changes at a time- we did not become who we are in a few days–for me it took many, many, many years.
    Be positive.

  5. Margarita Cambest February 21, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    Sounds like my February. Get back to it and everything will be OK. Sometimes we need rest and that’s OK too.

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